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.

    Endo Research Group / Kawai Research Group / Saito Research Group / 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.

    Enomoto Research Group / Miyamura Research Group / Tadokoro 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?

    Tsukiyama Research Group / Watanabe Research Group / Yui Research Group

  • Chemical Education

    TUS has a strong tradition of training junior and senior high school teachers, and it develops educational experiments, based in physical research, geared towards junior and senior high school students. TUS is also studying how to improve the vague and incorrect texts found in modern textbooks. Are you interested in turning your own research results into lessons for the classroom?

    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
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
Functional solid state chemistry
Aquatic life science
Supramolecular Coordination Chemistry/Protonics

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
HISHIDA Mafumi Associate Professor Physical chemistry Self-assembly, surfactants, phospholipids, polymers, proteins, water
MORI Takaharu Associate Professor
OTSUBO Kazuya Associate Professor
WATANABE Kazuo Associate Professor Physical chemistry Surface Physical Chemistry, Photochemistry, Plasmonics
HOSHINO Shoma Junior Associate 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
YAMANOMOTO Ken Assistant Professor
YOSHIGOE Yuusuke Assistant Professor Synthetic chemistry organometallics, hetero atoms, pi-conjugation

Information on Career Paths

  • Graduate School
  • Information Industry
  • Wholesale and Retail Trade
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Finance, Insurance
  • Professional and Technical Services
  • Manufacture of Ceramic, Stone and Clay Products
  • Construction
  • Education, Learning Support
  • Machinery and Appliances
  • Miscellaneous Services
  • Civil Servant
  • Other(Persons Planning on Continuing Education, Studying Abroad, etc.)
(As of March 2022)