The Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry carries out thorough education on the basics and application of chemistry, fosters researchers and engineers full of creativity, and provides education and research that looks towards future trends in the chemicals industry. Research topics include energy, which is the most important issue for human beings today, fields related to living organisms, functional materials and chemistry that is based on environmental harmony. In addition, as the gap between the basic scholastic ability of students and scientific technology, which is becoming specialized, should be filled, students are guided to true understanding of academics through experiences based on labs and discussions and easily understandable lectures.

Research Groups & Research Areas

  • Organic / Macromolecular Chemistry

    Organic chemistry is an area that combines carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen and other atoms to create organic compounds, making up food seasonings, pharmaceutical products, as well as liquid crystal TVs, plastics, apparel and almost all other products for everyday use.

    Arimitsu Research Group / Gunji Research Group / Nakayama Research Group / Sakai Research Group

  • Physical Chemistry

    In this area, you will learn about and research on the structure, physical properties and reactions of substances or the molecules and compounds making up those substances. Based on the discovered knowledge, you will also develop new advanced functional material, energy conversion material, biomimetic material, and the like.

    Sakai(H)-Sakai(K) Research Group / Yuasa-Kondo Research Group

  • Inorganic / Analytical / Physical Chemistry

    You are surrounded by many inorganic and metal materials, including lithium ion batteries, magnesium secondary batteries, capacitors, superconductors, ferroelectrics, thermoelectric conversion materials, environmental catalysts, and so forth. In this field, you systematically learn theories and principles indispensable for creating these functional materials.

    Fujimoto Research Group / Idemoto-Kitamura Research Group / Itagaki-Shitanda Research Group

List of Faculty Members

Name Title Research Area Keyword
ARIMITSU Koji Professor Organic and hybrid materials Photopolymer, UV-Curing, Acid/Base Amplifier, Photoinitiator
GUNJI Takahiro Professor Polymer chemistry Element-blocks, Inorganic polymer, Organic-inorganic hybrids
IDEMOTO Yasushi Professor Applied materials
Condensed matter physics II
Physical chemistry
Inorganic chemistry
Inorganic industrial materials
Device related chemistry
Battery material, Ferroelectric material, High Tc superconducting oxide
High Tempearture Supercondoctor
Crystal Strycture Analysis, Electronic Structure
Inorganic Solid State Chemistry
Battery material, Ferroelectric material, High Tc superconducting oxide
Battery material, Ferroelectric material, High Tc superconducting oxide
ITAGAKI Masayuki Professor Material processing/Microstructural control engineering Electrochemisty, Analytical Chemistry
SAKAI Hideki Professor Nanostructural chemistry
Nanomaterials chemistry
Physical chemistry
Functional solid state chemistry
Organic and hybrid materials
Nanoporous material, Hollow particle, core/shell particle
Drug delivery system, Liposome, Cell Penetrating Peptide
Surface properties, Interfacial properties, Solution properties, Phase diagram
Surfactant, Self assembly, Emulsion, Nanoparticles
Surfactant, Emulsion, Surface modification
SAKAI Norio Professor Organic chemistry
Synthetic chemistry
Organometallic Chemistry
Synthetic Organic Chemistry
YUASA Makoto Professor Physical chemistry
Functional solid state chemistry
Polymer chemistry
Bio-related chemistry
Electrochemistry, Colloid & interface chemistry
Sensor, Electrocatalyst, Antioxidant &anti-cancer drug
Macromolecule-metal complex, Electropolymerization, Functional polymer
Biomimetic chemistry, Hemoprotein chemistry, Nano-biotechnology
FUJIMOTO Kenjiro Associate Professor Inorganic chemistry
Synthetic chemistry
Inorganic industrial materials
Solid State Chemistry
Combinatorial Materials Science
Soft Chemistry, Catalyst, Electrode Materials, Crystal Growth
KITAMURA Naoto Associate Professor Inorganic materials/Physical properties Ion-conducting inorganic material
KONDO Takeshi Associate Professor Functional solid state chemistry
SAKAI Kenichi Associate Professor Functional solid state chemistry Colloid and Interface Chemistry, Adsorption, Atomic Force Microscopy
Shitanda Isao Associate Professor Nano/Microsystems
Physical chemistry
Analytical chemistry
Bio-related chemistry
Green/Environmental chemistry
Material processing/Microstructural control engineering
Biofunction/Bioprocess
Electrochemical nanomotor/micromotor
electrochemical impedance
biosensor
microencapsulation of enzyme
whole-cell based biosensor
microcapsule composite coating
Wearable biofuel cell
ISHIDA Naoya Junior Associate Professor Inorganic industrial materials secondary battery, crystal chemistry, inorganic chemistry, electrochemistry
NAKAYAMA Yasuo Junior Associate Professor Device related chemistry organic semiconductor
OGIWARA Yohei Junior Associate Professor Organic chemistry
Synthetic chemistry
Organometallic Chemistry
AIMI Akihisa Assistant Professor Inorganic industrial materials Ceramics, Oxide, Multiferroics
AKAMATSU Masaaki Assistant Professor Functional solid state chemistry Colloid and interface chemistry, Supramolecular chemistry
TOJO Toshifumi Assistant Professor Chemical pharmacy
WATANABE Hikari Assistant Professor
YAMAMOTO Kazuki Assistant Professor Polymer/Textile materials

Information on Career Paths

  • Graduate School
    80.2%
  • Information Industry
    6.9%
  • Machinery and Appliances
    4.3%
  • Electronic Parts
    2.5%
  • Chemical Engineering
    0.9%
  • Finance, Insurance
    0.9%
  • Civil Servant
    0.9%
  • Food
    0.9%
  • Professional and Technical Services
    0.9%
  • Other (persons planning on continuing education, studying abroad, etc.)
    1.6%
(As of March 2020)