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Department of Materials Chemistry


In the Department of Materials Chemistry, students gain strong foundational knowledge of chemistry and biology. Chemistry and biology are used in a wide variety of industries, including energy and materials related industries, food and processing industries, and the medical industry, which are all essential parts of our daily lives. In addition, the 21st century has seen increased demand for resource recycling technology, carbon dioxide output reduction technology, and technology for the effective use of natural energy. In order to respond to such growing needs, knowledge and skills in chemistry and biology are essential. The Department of Materials Chemistry aims to train scientists who are able to respond to this wide range of needs of modern society.

Course Aims

Technology--in the form of a myriad of electrical devices--has made modern life convenient and comfortable. Many of these devices are reliant on chemical engineering. Conservation of energy is vital to the development, usage and disposal of these products. It is equally important to develop new technologies that will minimize the damage to the Earth,s environment. It is therefore of the utmost importance to develop a new social framework for the effective use and recycling of natural resources and energy. The Department of Chemical Engineering aims to produce internationally and environmentally-aware engineers ready to participate in the technologies so vital to modern society, including food, medicine, environment, communications and more. To achieve this, the course aims are as follows:

  • To thoroughly ground students in the fields of chemistry and biology through work such as experiments.
  • To provide students with specialist knowledge in the fields of chemistry and biology and the ability to examine matters from a wide range of perspectives, so that they can contribute to the community or society as a whole.
  • To provide students with an understanding of the relationship between human beings and the environment, and an awareness of how that relationship is affected by science and technology.
  • To provide students with the ability to tackle a wide range of issues through use of analysis and information tools in a wide range of fields.


Title Name Specialized field(s)
Professor KOBAYASHI, Wataru Developmental Biology,Science Education
TOGASHI, Iwao Control of Microorganisms
TSUDA, Katsuyuki Organic Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry
MIYAKOSHI, Akihiko Catalysts and Chemical Resource Processes,
Environmental Technology and Materials
FURUSAKI, Atsushi Inorganic Materials and Physicalities,Environmental Chemistry
UMEDA, Satoshi Polymer Chemistry, Organic Chemistry
SUGIMOTO, Keisuke Structural Biology
CHIBA, Makoto Physical Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Corrosion Science
KODERA, Fumihiro Electroanalytical Chemistry
SAKAI, Ryosuke Polymer Chemistry, Functional Materials Chemistry
MATSUURA, Hiroshi Bioresource Chemistry,Natural Product Chemistry,Chemical Ecology
HYONO, Atsushi Surface Chemistry