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

I am studying solid state chemistry and will make use of my research for future developments in science!

Department of Frontier Materials Chemistry 4th grader (2017)
IZUMI, Satoshi

It was the open campus that led me to apply to the Faculty of Science and Technology. Currently, I belong to the laboratory of solid state chemistry and fabricate glasses using a levitation technique. I investigate the physical and structural properties of glasses and glass-ceramics derived from BaTi2O5. I am trying to understand the substitution effect on dielectric properties of BaTi2O5-based materials.
After graduation, I would like to continue to graduate school, then work in a field that uses the knowledge of this study.


Guiding each individual student to advanced chemistry thorough detailed instruction

Professor MASUNO, Atsunobu

This faculty is basically divided into four fields, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, and Physical Chemistry.
The first year curriculum is centered on class lectures, and is prepared so students can smoothly transition from high school chemistry to university chemistry. In the second and third years, students participate in various types of chemistry experiments.
By learning chemistry over a wide range up to the third year, students are then able to properly select the field in which they are most interested. During the second semester of their third year, they are assigned to a laboratory to study advanced chemistry.
First, you must consider which area you are most interested in. It is that interest and curiosity which has the power to draw you to study at this university.
The Department of Frontier Materials Chemistry is waiting for you, and has prepared a wide range of academic fields from science to engineering.

Staff List

Name Position Specialty Research Content
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.

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