Chemical Science and Technology

Chemical Science and Technology



Faculty and StaffIt moves to another site in school.




Research ActivitiesIt moves to another site in school.

This page provides summaries of faculty research interests. The Department of Chemical Science and Technology is deeply devoted to both education and research in a variety of areas in chemistry and chemical technology.


Synthetic and Polymer Chemistry

  • Studies on the structure and reactivity of the intriguing organic molecules
    (Y. Kawamura)
  • Development of new organic reactions for syntheses of stereocontroled organic molecules
    (M. Nishiuchi)
  • Synthesis of 'random' copolymers made up of several different kind of monomers and characterization of the copolymers by NMR spectroscopic methods
    (K. Ute)
  • Development of stereospecific radical (co)polymerization utilizing hydrogen bonding interaction
    (T. Hirano)
  • Chemical reactions in high-temperature and high-pressure fluids
    (Y. Uosaki, K. Yoshida)
  • Polymer processing in supercritical fluids; Measurement of thermophysical properties of fluids under high pressure
    (Y. Uosaki)
  • Analysis of solvation structure and dynamics in supercritical fluids; Analysis of dynamic intermolecular interactions in lipid membranes
    (K. Yoshida)
  • Development of stimuli-responsive materials utilizing polymers and composite materials
    (K. Minagawa)


Physicochemical and Material Science

  • Development of electrochemical sensors for simple and high sensitive determination of compounds in biological and environmental samples for elucidation of biological and environmental systems.
    (J. Motonaka)
  • Development of reuse and recovery systems of resources for realization of a sustainable society
    (T. Yabutani)
  • Development of analytical methods to contribute to a secure supply of safe food and technical innovation in agriculture and food industries
    (Y. Hayashi)
  • Bioassay using microorganism DNA microarray; Behavior of microorganisms and liposome membrane under high pressure; Sterilization of fruit juice by compressed oxygen gas
    (K. Tamura)
  • Crystal growth of biological macromolecules under high pressure; Crystallization and characterization of photonic particulate crystals
    (Y. Suzuki)
  • Development of Implantable Biosensors for in vivo monitoring ; Development of Eco-Friendly Flocculant for Water Purification
    (M. Yasuzawa)
  • Solid-state chemistry of thermally induced color change; Photosensitization of singlet oxygen under He-Ne laser irradiation
    (E. Kanezaki)
  • Syntheses and properties of transition-metal hydroxide nanosheets
    (M. Kurashina)


Chemical Process Engineering

  • Syntheses of functional inorganic materials such as (transparent) conducting oxides, oxynitride phosphors and ecological pigments and the structutal characterizations by means of XRD, XPS, (E)XAFS and CASTEP techniques
    (T. Moriga)
  • Syntheses of functional inorganic compounds such as photocatalysts and zero thermal expansion materials and the structutal characterizations by means of XRD, XPS and (E)XAFS and techniques
    (K-i. Murai)
  • Development of separation processes using porous materials; zeolites and palladium membranes on porous stainless-steel support
    (M. Katoh)
  • Development of nanoparticle separation technology by phase-transfer phenomenon; Preparation of porous carbon materials and development of the application technology
    (T. Horikawa)
  • Synthesis and applications of shape controlled nano-scale materials
    (K. Nakagawa)
  • Development of advanced materials for catalytic reaction, environmental purification and recycling of pollutants
    (S. Sugiyama)
  • Development of microreaction technology for improving efficiency of various chemical processes
    (K.-I. Sotowa)
  • Application of enzymes to the synthesis of peptides containing non-protein amino acids
    (K. Kawashiro)