- Frontier Materials Chemistry (website by the department)
Emphasis on basic chemistry
We place focus on organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry, and physical chemistry, and the training of human resource personnel with basic academic skills.
From basics to application
In addition to basic chemistry, we also teach the analysis methods used in the most advanced equipment, development of functional molecules and materials, chemistry to understand the environment and to work in harmony, chemistry of biomimetic material, and polymer chemistry.
Various research activities, such as promotion of functional materials, environment-conscious chemistry, are carried out.
LCD media, polymer material utilizing the characteristics of fluorine, and various functional materials, such as next-generation display materials which can be applied to digital paper technology, are developed. In addition, efforts are being made in environmentally conscious chemistry, such as developing a universal solvent, which can be used as an alternative to organic solvents, made with a water/carbon dioxide distribution system, and the generation of hydrogen from water using sunlight.
Voice of undergraduate
|ABE, Toshiyuki||Professor||Photo-electrochemistry, Photocatalyst||With keywords including organic semiconductors, p-n junction / hydrogen generation, we aim to establish a water photodegradation system using a novel approach|
|ITO, Shunji||Professor||Organic chemistry||Creation of novel functional organic materials and development of their molecular functions by using molecular design and advanced synthetic methodologies.|
|OKAZAKI, Masaaki||Professor||Organic/Inorganic synthetic chemistry||We seek to fabricate essential functional molecules and material using universal elements based on the element strategy|
|KAWAKAMI, Jun||Professor||Organic photochemistry||We seek to create photofunctional organic compounds such as organic fluorescent dyes and fluorescent chemosensors, and develop their functions|
|SAGISAKA, Masanobu||Professor||Colloid/Surface chemistry||Developing environmentally frinedly surfactants soluble in supercritical carbon dioxide for future VOC-free technologies|
|TAKEUCHI, Daisuke||Professor||Catalyst chemistry, Polymerization reaction||Development of new polymerization reactions using transitional metal complexes as a catalysts, and synthesis of polymers with unique structures and excellent functional properties.|
|MASUNO, Atsunobu||Professor||Solid state chemistry||“Amazing” new oxide glasses and ceramics are fabricated using the levitation technique|
|KITAGAWA, Fumihiko||Associate Professor||Organic chemistry||Study of sensitivity and performance improvement of electrophoretic separation technology by developing an online sample concentration method and new separation media|
|NODA, Kaori||Associate Professor||Environmental toxicology, Atmospheric chemistry||Study of the effect of human activities, such as mines and dams, on the circulation of trace element in a river ecosystem.|
|HAGIHARA, Masaki||Associate Professor||Biofunctional Chemistry||Functional material is developed using nucleic acids and proteins as parts for nano technology and the fabrication of biotechnology-based medicine, etc.|
|MIYAMOTO, Ryo||Associate Professor||Quantum chemistry||Study of f electrons and d electrons, from which specific characteristics of rare earth and transitional metals essential for modern day high-technology, originate.|
|YAMAZAKI, Shohei||Associate Professor||Theoretical chemistry||We aim to identify the mechanism of chemical reactions viewed from the micro level, by studying the molecular electron state by theoretical calculations.|
|OHTA, Shun||Assistant Professor||Coordination chemistry, Bioinorganic chemistry||From the viewpoint of coordination chemistry, we aim to achieve a sustainable energy system based on magnesium.|
|KUREHA, Takuma||Assistant Professor||Polymer physics, Light scattering methods||Synthesis of polymer materials such as hydrogels and films, and evaluation for the physical properties of these polymer materials by light scattering techniques to improve their functions|
|SEKIGUCHI, Ryuta||Assistant Professor||Structural organic chemistry||Creation of novel organic π-electron compounds with unique molecular structures, and elucidation of the relationship between their molecular structures and their physical properties and functions.|
|MATSUDA, Shofu||Assistant Professor||Electrochemistry||My research interests focus on design of highly efficient electroreduction system of oxide of carbon for realizing carbon neutrality.|