Faculty of Textile Science and Technology Research Activity2016|Shinshu Univ

44Applied Molecular ChemistryInvestigating how chemical reactions emit light and searching for possible applicationsDepartment of Chemistry and MaterialsI carry out research into the foundations and applications of organic photochemistry, with a focus on organic chemistry research into chemiluminescence, the phenomenon of light emitted by chemical reactions. My goals include pursuing the functionalization of chemiluminescence while carrying out a quantitative and qualitative analysis of special metallic ions and chemicals.Jiro MotoyoshiyaProfessorProfessor Motoyoshiya took his current position after working in the Faculty of Textile Science and Technology at Shinshu University as an assistant professor and associate professor. His principal area of research is photochemistry based on organic chemistry, particularly chemiluminescence.In addition to basic research, I hope to put chemiluminescence to use in applications such as the detection of minute quantities of substances and the prevention of disease by leveraging the knowledge obtained from basic research.Outlook for researchMany graduates go on to the master’s program. Many nd employment in the chemical industry, where they are involved in research and development or manufacturing at chemical manufacturers.Outlook for students after graduationResearchers are developing new uorescing agents based on organic synthesis.Chemiluminescence causes the emission of light in numerous colors due to uorescing agents. The mechanism of light emission is extremely complex, but my lab is working to get to the heart of it.Masashi WatanabeAssociate ProfessorApplied Molecular ChemistryPrinting microchemical chipsDepartment of Chemistry and MaterialsI am engaged in developing technology to enable printing of microchemical chips. My lab is working to develop technology that will allow end-users to design their own microchemical chips and then print them using an inkjet printer.Associate Professor Watanabe conducted research into organic synthetic chemistry for his graduate research in the department and in a graduate school course. Following some twists and turns in his career, he now specializes in polymer chemistry and chemical engineering.Technology for printing microchemical chips with an inkjet printer is still in the early stages, and we do not yet know whether it will prove to be viable in the future.Outlook for researchIn light of the large number of interesting domains, my hope is that graduates will choose their jobs freely, irrespective of their graduate research.Outlook for students after graduationA microchemical chip is used for extraction via the oil/water interface.Two types of liquid are mixed in a microchemical chip.An organic solution.waterwater


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