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.

Research Groups & Research Areas

  • Organic Chemistry

    This area mainly deals with organic compounds. Organic compounds mainly consist of carbon forming covalent bonds with elements such as hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen or sulfur. The basic substances of living organisms, as well as other compounds of many different types and forms, belong here.

    Kimura Research Group / Satake Research Group

  • Inorganic Chemistry

    This is basically the chemistry of all substances other than compounds formed by bonds of C and H. In this field, we study the nature and reactions of everything from single elements counted by atomic number 1 to more than 116, up to compounds made from any combination.

    Akitsu Research Group / Haraguchi Research Group

  • Physical Chemistry

    Why do chemical reactions occur? What is it that determines the nature of a substance? These are the questions that physical chemistry tries to answer. Deciphering chemical phenomena using physical rules, we search to gain the insight "So, this is what it was all about!."

    Aoki Research Group / Naka Research Group / Sasaki Research Group

    * 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.

List of Faculty Members

Name Title Research Area Keyword
AKITSU Takashiro Professor Inorganic chemistry Coordination Chemistry, Physical Inorganic Chemistry
SASAKI Takeo Professor Optical engineering, Photon science
Functional solid state chemistry
Polymer/Textile materials
photorefractive effect
Liquid Crystals
Photodepolymerizable polymers
SATAKE Akiharu Professor Synthetic chemistry Supramolecular chemistry, Synthetic organic chemistry, Functional molecular science
AOKI Ken'ichi Associate Professor Polymer chemistry Self-assembled and Multifunctional Polymer Materials
KIMURA Tsutomu Associate Professor Synthetic chemistry Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Organometallic Chemistry
NAKA Yumiko Associate Professor Organic and hybrid materials Functional polymer materials, Liquid Crystals
HARAGUCHI Tomoyuki Junior Associate Professor Inorganic chemistry Solid State Chemistry, Coordination Chemistry
KURAMOCHI Yusuke Junior Associate Professor
LE Khoa V. Junior Associate Professor Functional solid state chemistry liquid crystals, polymers, electrooptical materials, nonlinear optics
TAKAHASHI Yoshiyuki Junior Associate Professor Biological physics/Chemical physics/Soft matter physics Electric Properties of Polymer
NAKANE Daisuke Assistant Professor Inorganic chemistry Inorganic chemistry, coordination chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry
SEKI Atsushi Assistant Professor

Information on Career Paths

  • Graduate School
    35.5%
  • Information Industry
    15.6%
  • Education, Learning Support
    6.4%
  • Professional and Technical Services
    3.6%
  • Miscellaneous Services
    2.7%
  • Wholesale and Retail Trade
    2.7%
  • Chemical Engineering
    2.7%
  • Machinery and Appliances
    1.8%
  • Civil Servant
    1.8%
  • Electronic Parts
    1.8%
  • Real Estate and Goods Rental and Leasing
    0.9%
  • Other Industries
    5.5%
  • Other (Persons Planning on Continuing Education, Studying Abroad, etc.)
    19.0%
(As of March 2021)