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Applied Chemistry

Open up the Future with the Power of Chemistry

Chemistry is a discipline that focuses on “substances”, therefore its research area is extremely wide, and it is the basis of all industrial fields. Research results in chemistry have advanced science and technology to a high degree and have supported people’s affluent lives. On the other hand, environmental problems such as air and water pollution, climate change and global warming, and energy problems such as fossil fuel depletion are serious problems on a global scale. In order to solve these problems, it is indispensable to develop environmentally friendly clean energy, create new materials suitable for global environmental conservation, and detoxify and recycle waste. Advanced technologies such as chemistry-related nanotechnology will help in these developments. Knowledge of chemistry is also required in research and development in the field of bio-healthcare to lead a safe, secure and prosperous social life.

The present age is exactly the time when the power of chemistry is needed.

Outline of Department and Fields of Research

For the development of technology related to new materials and clean energy, our department will cultivate top-level engineers and researchers with basic academic ability in chemistry and related fields, expertise in chemistry and substances, and also an excellent ability to seek out and solve problems.

We will cultivate a high degree of expertise that can contribute to the construction of a prosperous and sustainable society in the following three fields.

Organic and Biochemistry

Polymer and Biochemistry
Polymer design and synthesis for innovative energy devices Utilization of biomolecule-specific characteristics in “earth-friendly manufacturing”
Organic Synthetic Chemistry
Development of safe and environmentally friendly materials for the human body and ecosystem based on organic synthesis Development of energy materials and functional materials by designing key constituent molecules

Physical Chemistry / Chemical Engineering

Environmental Chemical Engineering
Applying nanospace materials to multifunctional catalysts and biocompatible components Development of biodevices and energy devices that utilize chemical phenomena such as adsorption and reaction of molecules and ions
Functional Interfacial Chemistry
Development of preparation processes for functional materials using molecular organized assemblies

Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry

Solid Materials Science
Development of new energy-related materials to solve environmental and energy problems Creating strong and smart inorganic materials by focusing on ceramics and their related materials
Dynamic Analytical Chemistry
Utilization of resources and development of functional materials based on the behavior and chemical changes of inorganic substances

Study Content

Knowledge related to new materials and clean energy is acquired from a foundation of chemistry, including inorganic chemistry, electrochemistry, surface chemistry, organic chemistry, polymer chemistry, solid state chemistry, biochemistry, chemical physics, quantum chemistry, chemical engineering and energy systems. By touching on the wide-ranging study of substances, materials, devices and systems, you will acquire knowledge and skills in “useful chemistry” from basic to practical applications.

In the first year, common basic subjects are studied and acquire basic knowledge and ideas in science and engineering.

In the second year, a foundation of basic chemistry and applied chemistry is acquired, and actual technology is experienced through experiments and practice that lead to more specialized study.

In the third year, students take three courses: organic and biochemistry, physical chemistry / chemical engineering, and inorganic and analytical chemistry, and they will work on more advanced and practical research themes as graduation research in the fourth year.

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Academic Staff


  1. 1) Self-organizing processes involving solids
  2. 2) Phononics material
  1. (1) X-ray analysis
  2. (2) Hydrogen energy
  3. (3) Utilization of waste
  1. Biochemical Engineering
  2. Biomaterial Chemistry
  3. Food Engineering
  1. (1) Multi-functional catalysis
  2. (2) Meso-porous materials
  1. (1) Development of preparation process for inorganic ultrathin films with controlled microstructure
  2. (2) Application of novel emulsification method in the subcritical temperature region
  1. (1) Development of Mixed Electron-Ion Conducting Polymers
  2. (2) Development of Nano-Structured Optoelectronic Materials Built by Liquid Crystals

Associate Professor

  1. (1) Photocatalytic H2/oxidant production
  2. (2) Photocatalytic oganic synthesis
  3. (3) Electrochemical oxidant production
  1. (1) Sintering of non-oxide ceramics
  1. (1) Nanomaterial-based electrochemical biosensors
  2. (2) Semiconductor-based biosensors
  1. (1) Modification of traditional Japanese chemicals
  2. (2) Synthesis of organic-inorganic polymer hybrid materials
  1. Functional Organic/Polymeric Materials