The University of Texas at Arlington

Seiichiro Tanizaki

Seiichiro  Tanizaki

Assistant Professor of Practice

Office: 303B SH, Email:, Phone: 817-272-1056, FAX: 817-272-3808

Research ProfileCourses

Chemical Education

Maryam Sayadi, Seiichiro Tanizaki, and Michael Feig. 2010. "Effect of Membrane Thickness on Conformational Sampling of Phospholamban from Computer Simulations." Biophysical Journal, 98, 805 - 814.

Michael Feig, Seiichiro Tanizaki and Maryam Sayadi. 2008. "Chapter 6 Implicit Solvent Simulations of Biomolecules in Cellular Environments." Annual Reports in Computational Chemistry, 4, 107 - 121.

Seiichiro Tanizaki, Jacob W. Clifford, Brian D. Connelly, and Michael Feig. 2008. "Conformational Sampling of Peptides in Cellular Environments." Biophysical Journal, 94, 747 - 759.

Seiichiro Tanizaki and Michael Feig. 2006. "Molecular dynamics simulations of large integral membrane proteins with an implicit membrane model." The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 110, 548-556.

Michael Feig and Seiichiro Tanizaki. 2006. "Development of a Heterogeneous Dielectric Generalized Born Model for the Implicit Modeling of Membrane Environments." Modelling Molecular Structure and Reactivity in Biological Systems, Special Issue of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK).

Michael Feig, Jana Chocoloušová, and Seiichiro Tanizaki. 2006. "Extending the horizon: Towards the efficient modeling of large biomolecular complexes in atomic detail." Theoretical Chemistry Accounts: Theory, Computation, and Modeling, 116, 194-205.

Seiichiro Tanizaki and Michael Feig. 2005. "A generalized Born formalism for heterogeneous dielectric environments: Application to the implicit modeling of biological membranes." The Journal of Chemical Physics, 122, 124706.

Seiichiro Tanizaki, Janez Mavri, Harry Partridge, and Peter C. Jordan. 1999. "Unusual distributed charge models of water's electric potential." Chemical Physics, 246, 37-47.

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Ehime University, Japan (1989)

B.A., Mathematics/Chemistry, University of Maine at Farmington (1993)

Ph.D., Computational Chemistry, Brandeis University (2003)

Postdoctoral Fellow, Michigan State University (2003-2006)

Seiichiro Tanizaki, originally from Japan, received B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Ehime University in 1989. He came to the U.S. in 1991 and completed a B.A. in Mathematics/Chemistry from the University of Maine at Farmington in 1993. He then received his Ph.D. in Computational Chemistry from Brandeis University in 2003 under Peter C. Jordan's supervision. He was a postdoctoral research associate from 2003 to 2006 in Michael Feig's group at Michigan State University, where he developed a mathematical method to simulate large proteins in a biological membrane environment. While at MSU, he taught Calculus as a visiting instructor. He moved to the University of Texas at Arlington in 2006, and has been teaching introductory chemistry to a broad range of students (non-science majors, nursing-intended students and science majors). His current research interest is in the field of Chemical Education.

Nominated for the President's Award for Excellence in Distance Education Teaching, 2014.

The UT System Regents' Outstanding Teaching Awards, August 2013.

The Provost's Award for Excellence in Teaching at the University of Texas at Arlington, April 2012.

Nominated for the 2009 - 2010 Outstanding Academic Advisor Award at the University of Texas at Arlington, April, 2010.

Honored by Freshman Leaders on Campus (FLOC) at the University of Texas at Arlington. May, 2012/May, 2011/May, 2010/April, 2007.

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

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