Chemistry is an academic field that covers constructional principles and aspects of material changes from diverse perspectives, ranging from a micro perspective (atoms and molecules) to a macro perspective. The Department of Chemistry contributes to sustainably constructing an easily-livable society by producing environment-friendly substances that are academically meaningful and useful for human lives.

Research Groups & Research Areas

  • Organic Chemistry

    The area of organic chemistry conducts research on the various properties and synthetic processes for manufacturing organic compounds. Organic compounds contain carbon atoms, and by bonding a large number of carbon atoms, we can form compounds of complicated structures. The molecules making up living organisms, as well as the majority of important compounds used for medicine and the like, are organic compounds.

    Synthetic Organic Chemistry: Saito Research Group
    Organic Reaction Chemistry: Endo Research Group
    Physical Organic Chemistry: Kawai Research Group
    Biochemistry: Shimonaka Research Group

  • Inorganic Chemistry

    The area of inorganic chemistry deals with all elements in the periodic table, but the research is mainly focused on the metal elements. In particular, "complexes" can change the nature even of a metal element by changing its coat (ligands). By changing molecular sequences while enjoying beautiful colors, we open up a world of new compounds that are functional or serve as catalysts.

    Coordination Chemistry / Supramolecular Chemistry: Tadokoro Research Group
    Coordination Chemistry / Analytical Chemistry: Miyamura Research Group
    Coordination Chemistry / Physical Chemistry: Enomoto Research Group

  • Physical Chemistry

    What structure and nature does a substance have, and how does it react? The thrill of physical chemistry lies in finding answers to these kinds of questions through fine-tuned experiments and analysis. How about jumping into a world of substances never seen by anyone else before?

    Molecular Spectroscopy: Tsukiyama Research Group
    Solution Chemistry: Yui Research Group
    Surface Physical Chemistry: Watanabe Research Group

  • Chemical Education

    In this area, we develop chemical experiments mainly for use at high schools. How about trying to teach a class using an experiment you developed by yourself?

    Experimental Chemistry: Inoue Research Group

List of Faculty Members

Name Title Research Area Keyword
INOUE Masayuki Professor Education on school subjects and activities Chemical Education
KAWAI Hidetoshi Professor Organic chemistry Physical Organic Chemistry, Supramolecular Chemistry
MIYAMURA Kazuo Professor Physical chemistry
Inorganic chemistry
Analytical chemistry
Device related chemistry
Observation of Molecular Alignment
Coordination Chemistry
Structural Analysis
Lipid-Metal Complex Hybrid
SAITO Shinichi Professor Organic chemistry Organometallic Chemistry, Supramolecular Chemistry, Synthetic Organic Chemistry
SHIMONAKA Motoyuki Professor Functional biochemistry
General physiology
Regulation of angiogenesis
Molecular mechanism of hormone actions
TADOKORO Makoto Professor Inorganic chemistry Supramolecular Coordination Chemistry/Protonics
TSUKIYAMA Koichi Professor Physical chemistry Laser spectroscopy, Electronic structure, Excited state dynamics,
YUI Hiroharu Professor Physical chemistry
ENDO Kohei Associate Professor Organic chemistry Molecular Catalyst, Organometallic Chemistry
ENOMOTO Masaya Associate Professor Functional solid state chemistry Solid state physics on coordination chemistry
WATANABE Kazuo Associate Professor Physical chemistry Surface Physical Chemistry, Photochemistry, Plasmonics
HONDA Akinori Assistant Professor Inorganic chemistry
Analytical chemistry
Energy-related chemistry
Coordination chemistry
Scanning probe microscopy
Cold crystallization
HOSHINO Shoma Assistant Professor Physical chemistry Reaction Dynamics, Laser Spectroscopy, Photochemistry
KANETOMO Takuya Assistant Professor Functional solid state chemistry Molecular magnetism
KITANISHI Kenichi Assistant Professor Functional biochemistry
Applied biochemistry

KOBAYASHI Fumiya Assistant Professor Inorganic chemistry Coordination Chemistry
TSUCHIDO Yoshitaka Assistant Professor Organic chemistry Supramolecular Chemistry
URASHIMA Shu-hei Assistant Professor
YOSHIGOE Yuusuke Assistant Professor

Information on Career Paths

  • Graduate School
  • Information Industry
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Servant
  • Education, Learning Support
  • Wholesale and Retail Trade
  • Miscellaneous Services
  • Rubber and Leather Products
  • Professional and Technical Services
  • Real Estate and Goods Rental and Leasing
  • Finance, Insurance
  • Other(Persons Planning on Continuing Education, Studying Abroad, etc.)
(As of March 2021)