Tokyo University of Science


Chemistry is study to explore the essence of substances, and the explorations creates new, useful substances; it serves as the backbone in the field of Science and technology. The Department of Chemistry teaches students, and working people who seek to learn the field of science in the evening, a variety of knowledge and techniques, ranging from the basics to applied chemistry. The Department also explores the latest research in chemistry, and produces persons with motivation and talent, such as researchers, engineers and educators who can contribute to human society.

  • Learn with a focus on physical chemistry, inorganic chemistry and organic chemistry, which are necessary for understanding the essence of chemistry, and acquire a broad array of knowledge through diverse subjects.
  • Learn cutting-edge chemistry starting with the basics in a practical manner through labs, discussions and graduation research, acquire an inquiring mind and the capacity to think logically, and master the ability to support the various fields of modern science, which is advancing at a remarkable pace.

Curriculum Chart

Area of Learning

Subjects Common to All Areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Instrumental Analysis
  • Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics 2
  • Calculus
  • Physics
  • Applied Physics
  • Biology
  • Information Processing and Discussion
  • Basic Chemistry Lab
  • General Chemistry lab
  • Basic Chemistry 1 / 2
  • Biochemistry 1 / 2
  • Instrumental Analysis 2
  • Analytical Chemistry 2
  • Geoenvironmental Chemistry
  • Theory of Molecular Structures 1 / 2
  • Introduction to Chemical Thermodynamics
  • Bioengineering
  • Intellectual Property Laws
  • Introduction to Information Processing
  • Information Science
  • <General Subjects>
    • Human Science
    • English
Organic Chemistry
  • Basic Organic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry 1 / 2
  • Organic Chemistry Lab
  • Organic Chemistry 3 - 5
  • Organic Industrial Chemistry 1 - 3
  • Natural Products Chemistry

Graduation Research

  • Satake Research Group
  • Kimura Research Group
  • Synthetic Organic Chemistry
  • Organometallic Chemistry
  • Organic Stereochemistry
  • Organic Reaction Chemistry
  • Organosulfur Chemistry
  • Computational Chemistry
  • Photo Chemistry
  • Electro Chemistry
  • Supramolecular Chemistry
  • Coordination Chemistry
  • Functional Material Chemistry
Inorganic Chemistry
  • Basic Inorganic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry 1 / 2
  • Inorganic Chemistry Lab
  • Inorganic Industrial Chemistry 1 / 2
  • Radiochemistry
  • Materials Science 1 - 3

Graduation Research

  • Akitsu Research Group
  • Yamada Research Group
  • Solution Chemistry
  • Bioinorganic Chemistry
  • Archaeological Chemistry
  • Electrochemistry
  • Photochemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Coordination Chemistry
  • Synthetic Chemistry
  • Surface Chemistry
Physical Chemistry
  • Basic Physical Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry 1 / 2
  • Physical Chemistry Lab
  • Electrochemistry
  • Introduction to Reaction Rate
  • Crystallography
  • Introduction to Polymer Molecules
  • Colloid Chemistry

Graduation Research*

  • Aoki Research Group
  • Naka Research Group
  • Sasaki Research Group
  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Interfacial Chemistry
  • Liquid Crystal Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Colloid Chemistry
  • Computational Chemistry

* For graduation research, in addition the research groups in the Faculty of Science Division II Department of Chemistry, students can select a research group from the Department of Chemistry and Department of Applied Chemistry in the Faculty of Science Division I.

Information on Career Paths

  • Graduate School


  • Retail


  • Information industry


  • Education


  • Electricity supply, gas supply


  • Service


  • Medicine and cosmetics


  • Civil Servant


  • Machinery and appliances


  • Food


  • Ceramics industry


  • Publishing, broadcasting


  • Finance, insurance


  • Other industries


  • Other (persons planning on continuing education, studying abroad, etc.)


List of Faculty Members

Title Name Research Area Keyword
Professor AKITSU Takashiro Inorganic chemistry Coordination Chemistry, Physical Inorganic Chemistry
Professor SASAKI Takeo Optical engineering, Photon science
Functional solid state chemistry
Polymer/Textile materials
photorefractive effect
Liquid Crystals
Photodepolymerizable polymers
Professor SATAKE Akiharu Inorganic chemistry Supramolecular chemistry, Synthetic chemistry, Functional molecular science
Professor YAMADA Yasuhiro Inorganic chemistry gas phase cluster, Mossbauer spectroscopy, thin film, nano particle
Associate Professor AOKI Ken'ichi Polymer chemistry Self-assembled and Multifunctional Polymer Materials
Junior Associate Professor KIMURA Tsutomu Synthetic chemistry Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Organometallic Chemistry
Junior Associate Professor NAKA Yumiko
Junior Associate Professor TAKAHASHI Yoshiyuki Biological physics/Chemical physics/Soft matter physics Electric Properties of Polymer
Assistant Professor HARAGUCHI Tomoyuki
Assistant Professor KURAMOCHI Yuusuke
Assistant Professor LE Van Khoa Functional solid state chemistry liquid crystals, polymer, electrooptical materials, nonlinear optics
Assistant Professor NISHIDA Naoki Nanostructural chemistry