Industrial chemistry is related to the entire life cycle of "things," from the development of substances and materials to their manufacturing process, waste disposal, and recycling. Basic education, laboratory works, and discussions are emphasized, and the department aims to cultivate well-qualified researchers and chemical engineers through top level research activities.

Research Groups & Research Areas

  • Inorganic / Analytical Chemistry

    We use various elements appearing in the periodic table, and leverage and analyze the varied potential of chemical entities including shared bonds, ion bonds, crystalline and amorphous substances, to obtain desired functions and provide them for the benefit of society. That is what inorganic / analytical chemistry is about.

    Kunimura Research Group/ Nagata Research Group / Tanaka Research Group

  • Organic Chemistry

    Organic chemistry is the chemistry of organic compounds and materials containing carbon bonds, including substances that are closely related to living creatures. This interesting area covers a wide range of applications, including fibers, drugs and functional materials and, thanks to the huge number of different organic compounds, allows making new discoveries.

    Hashizume Research Group / Imahori Research Group / Sugimoto Research Group

  • Physical Chemistry

    Aiming to gain an even deeper and more comprehensive understanding of basic problems in fields including organic chemistry and inorganic / analytical chemistry, physical chemistry serves as a theoretical basis for all chemical phenomena and many phenomena related to them.

    Kawai Research Group / Kondo Research Group

  • Chemical Engineering

    Many products required for everyday life are made through the application of chemical principles. Their production requires ingenuity in many ways when deciding how to use materials and energy, reduce environmental burden and the like. This ingenuity is chemical engineering.

    Otake Research Group / Shono Research Group

List of Faculty Members

Name Title Research Area Keyword
HASHIZUME Mineo Professor Polymer chemistry
Bio-related chemistry
Bio-related polymers, Polymer thin films and surfaces
Nanohybrid materials, Biomaterials
KAWAI Takeshi Professor Nanomaterials chemistry Surface, Interface, nano-particle, nano-sheet
KONDO Yukishige Professor Organic and hybrid materials surfactant, solubilization, emulsification, dispersion, self-assembly, micelle, vesicle
OTAKE Katsuto Professor
SHONO Atsushi Professor Properties in chemical engineering process/Transfer operation/Unit operation
SUGIMOTO Hiroshi Professor Organic chemistry Polymer Synthesis, Asymetric Synthesis
IMAHORI Tatsushi Associate Professor Organic chemistry Synthetic organic chemistry, Functional molecular science
KUNIMURA Shinsuke Associate Professor Analytical chemistry X-ray spectrometry
NAGATA Morio Associate Professor Functional solid state chemistry Organic Photovoltaics, Artificial Photosynthesis
TANAKA Yumi Associate Professor Inorganic materials/Physical properties Solid electrolyte, electret, Metal catalyst, battery, Vibration power generator
IMURA Yoshiro Junior Associate Professor Nanomaterials chemistry Surface, Interface, Nanoparticle, Nanocatalyst
Wang Ke-Hsuan Junior Associate Professor
HONDA Masayoshi Assistant Professor
MATSUKAWA Hiroaki Assistant Professor
Murakami Yuya Assistant Professor
SAGAWA Takuya Assistant Professor
SAITO Norio Assistant Professor Inorganic materials/Physical properties Metal cluster; Crystal engineering; Optical physics; First principles calculations

Information on Career Paths

  • Graduate School
  • Information Industry
  • Food
  • Professional and Technical Services
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Machinery and Appliances
  • Construction
  • Civil Servant
  • Textile, Clothing
  • Steel and Metal Mining
  • Electronic Parts
  • Other Industries
  • Other(persons planning on continuing education, studying abroad, etc.)
(As of March 2020)