We are surrounded by all kinds of matter, with a wide range of chemical phenomena always occurring. Through clarification and understanding of the properties of matter and chemical phenomena on atomic and molecular levels, through creation of new matter and discovery of unknown functionality, the study of chemistry contributes to the development of human society while maintaining a harmonious coexistence with the natural environment. It is also the foundation that supports the important 21st Century issues of nanotechnology and bioscience. The Department of Chemistry aims to foster talented individuals who can focus on the basics of chemistry while responding flexibly to new issues as they arise.
Our education catchphrase in this department is "chemistry of thought and experiment." We devote a lot of time to experiment and practical training, and master the fundamental experimental techniques through basic experiments from first year to third year. Fourth-year students are allocated to laboratories researching their areas of interest, and through individual instruction from teaching staff, they compete with graduate school students and their fellow students while carrying out cutting-edge research of chemistry. This way, they learn methods of research for tracking down and independently solving problems.

Teaching and Research Faculty

金 継業
Jiye JIN SOAR Professor
Development of new electrogenerated chemiluminescence reaction fields for analytical applications
Developing Environmentally Friendly Techniques for Preconcentration and Detection of Trace Metals: The Use of Sonoprocess
Study on the development of dye-sensitized solar cell
巽 広輔
Hirosuke TATSUMI SOAR Associate Professor
Kinetic study of glucoside hydrolases using amperometric biosensors
Ion transfer voltammetry of biomaterials at liquid|liquid interfaces
Sensitive detection of hydroxyl radical by enzyme electrodes
Polarography with carbon fluid electrodes
髙橋 史樹
Fumiki TAKAHASHI Associate Professor
Development of novel determination method for drug analysis based on electrochemiluminescence,
Kinetic study of pesticide degradation in enviromental matrix and development of sensitive detection techniques of pesticides
大木 寛
Hiroshi OHKI SOAR Professor
Determination of Crystal Structure and Molecular Motions in Metal Complexes
complexes and their physical properties through the determination of their crystal structures and molecular motions
石川 厚
Atsushi ISHIKAWA SOAR Associate Professor
Ion exchange and related subjects
竹内 あかり
Akari TAKEUCHI SOAR Assistant Professor
Preparation of calcium phosphate ceramics from natural sources for biomedical or environmental application
太田 哲
Akira OHTA SOAR Associate Professor
Design and Synthesis of Organic pi-Electronic Systems: Redox-active Organic Molecules, Redox-responsive Hosts, Molecular Switches
庄子 卓
Taku SHOJI SOAR Assistant Professor
Study on synthesis and reactivity of novel aromatic compounds and pai-electron systems,
Development of direct aryl-aryl cross-coupling reaction,
Construction of electrochromic materials composed by donor-acceptor molecules
尾関 寿美男
Sumio OZEKI SOAR Professor
CO2 adsorption on activated carbons, silicas, MOFs
Magneto-science ―Magnetic field control of structures and properties of materials (Gels, Lipid membranes, Ionic liquids)
Proof of magnetic treatment water and its application
飯山 拓
Taku Iiyama SOAR Associate Professor
Investigation of molecular behavior in confined spaces,
Applying structural analysis such as XRD, ND, SAXS to the adsorbed phases,
Developing new measurement systems for porous materials using electrical feedback mechanism
浜崎 亜富
Atom HAMASAKI SOAR Assistant Professor
Science under high magnetic field, Preparation of carbon materials,
Time-resolved spectroscopy (photochemical reaction)
内田 太郎
In-situ vibrational spectroscopic monitoring and control of reactions at solid/liquid and solid/air interfaces