Applied Chemistry

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“Create new chemistry for the future”

“New chemistry (mono-zukuri, or making of material objects)” to provide materials that are friendly to the environment and people and useful in our daily life is more sought after in the 21st century than ever before. “New chemistry” for the future is born not from existing concepts and chemistry but from “Only One Chemistry,” which is creative and unique and based on flexible sensibility and values.

The goal of the Department of Applied Chemistry is to develop specialists who can create “new chemistry” which contributes to science and technology in the future.


“Do Your Chemistry!
Create your chemistry with fresh sensibility and new value.”

Students in the Department of Applied Chemistry learn about subjects necessary to create new materials, including not only molecules that make up substances but also atoms existing in molecules and connecting them, and also the movements of electrons during chemical reactions. Mankind has built today’s abundant living through the effective use of natural resources and the creation of new substances. Behind this development lies excellent science and technology. In particular, a discipline to enable understanding of the structures, properties and reactions of substances at the atomic and molecular levels and to use them, which is the essence of chemistry, plays an important role.

The department offers a variety of courses designed to include not only lectures but also training sessions and experiments covering a wide variety of fields of chemistry, such as analytical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, organic chemistry, polymer chemistry, electrochemistry, biochemistry and environmental materials chemistry, so that students can learn chemistry from the basics to cutting edge in a comprehensive manner. In the Department of Applied Chemistry, faculty members are engaged in cutting-edge research projects, such as the development of next-generation storage batteries, photocatalysts for environmental cleaning by sunlight, energy conversion materials, diagnostic devices for medical applications, high-function polymers, and biomaterials.

Students are provided with an opportunity to take the first step as a researcher or engineer through experiencing the joy of synthesizing substances and learning about their properties by conducting research unique to individual students.

Do Your Chemistry!


Constant synthesis of molecules for advanced materials


Bio-experiment using a clean bench


Analysis of photochemical reactions with laser irradiation


Experiment of battery materials with micro-Raman spectroscopy

Academic Staff

Research Group Staff
Analytical Chemistry Research Group Hideaki Hisamoto [Professor]
Tatsuro Endo [Associate Professor]
Kenji Sueyoshi [Associate Professor]
Inorganic Chemistry Research Group Akitoshi Hayashi [Professor]
Atsushi Sakuda [Associate Professor]
Physical Chemistry Research Group Masaya Matsuoka [Professor]
Masato Takeuchi [Associate Professor]
Takashi Kamegawa [Associate Professor]

Yu Horiuchi [Associate Professor]
Electrochemistry Research Group Hiroshi Inoue [Professor]
Eiji Higuchi [Associate Professor]
Masanobu Chiku [Associate Professor]
Physical Organic Chemistry Hiroshi Ikeda [Professor]                         Yasunori Matsui  [Associate Professor]
Eisuke Ohta [Lecturer] 
Organic Functional Materials Chemistry Research Group Shigeyuki Yagi [Professor]
Takeshi Maeda [Associate Professor]             Naoya Suzuki[Assistant Professor]
Polymer Chemistry Research Group Akikazu Matsumoto [Professor]
Haruyuki Okamura [Associate Professor]
Chie Kojima [Associate Professor]
Yasuhito Suzuki [Assistant Professor]
Synthetic Organic Chemistry Research Group Akiya Ogawa [Professor]
Akihiro Nomoto [Associate Professor]         Shintaro Kodama[Assistant Professor]
Biopolymer Chemistry Research Group Atsushi Harada [Professor]
Shiho Tokonami [Associate Professor]*

Eiji Yuba
[Associate Professor]                     Yukiya Kitayama[Assistant Professor]
Environmental Chemistry Research Group Yasuhiro Sadanaga [Associate Professor]
Surface Analytical Chemistry Research Group Hiroshi Shiigi [Professor]

*Collaborative Staff