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An introduction to faculty staff members and laboratories in the Chemistry Course, Department of Science.

Note: Information on the laboratories is current as of the 2016 academic year. There may be changes to this information in the 2017 academic year.

Electro Organic Chemistry Laboratory

Shigenori KASHIMURA
Professor

Electro-Organic Chemistry
Using eco-friendly electrode reactions, we generate reactive organic species by applying redox reactions to organic molecules, and we are taking up the challenge of developing new organic reactions using same.
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Physical Chemistry Laboratory

Tadashi KAMIYAMA
Professor

Biophysical Chemistry, Solution Chemistry
Research on elucidating the so-called “blueprint” and “operating manual” of proteins by understanding the nature of proteins under a variety of conditions (temperature, pressure, solvents, additives, etc.).
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Coordination Chemistry Laboratory

Takayoshi KURODA
Professor

Coordination Chemistry
Researching nano-scale molecular quantum magnets typified by single-molecule magnets. In addition, research on a variety of functional metal complexes expected to serve as semiconductor materials for switching elements and solar cells.
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Biological Chemistry Laboratory

Yoshitaka SAGA
Professor

Photobiological Chemistry
Elucidating the mechanisms underlying biological phenomena that involve light, such as photosynthesis, at the molecular level. Also, contributing to the advancement of the chemistry of living processes, whose practical application is anticipated in developing nanomaterials that will solve energy and environmental issues.
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Polymer Science Laboratory

Yusaku SUENAGA
Professor

Poly-Nuclear Metal Complex, Polymer Particles
Polymers are used in synthetic fibers, resins, and rubbers. We research the synthesis of functional polymer particles that can assume a variety of characteristics by chemically modifying the polymer particle surface where the particles have a uniform size.
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Geochemical Laboratory

Yuzuru NAKAGUCHI
Professor

Biogeochemistry
A wide variety of substances are present on Earth, and among them are elements essential to living organisms. We elucidate the circulation mechanism for these elements on Earth.
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Synthetic Organic Chemistry Laboratory

Yoshihiro YAMAGUCHI
Professor

Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Chemistry of Functional Molecules
Broad-based research on the synthesis of organic compounds having a variety of functions, including their applications such as organic transistors and organic solar cells. In particular, synthesis of fluorescent organic materials with potential application as organic EL materials.
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Molecular Physics and Quantum Chemistry

Tomonari WAKABAYASHI
Professor

Physical Chemistry, Chemistry of Nanostructures
The ability to instantly heat substances to high temperatures of at least several thousand degrees using laser light can produce molecules not seen under ordinary circumstances. We examine their unique physical properties including light absorption and scattering, fluorescence, etc.
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Coordination Chemistry Laboratory

Takashi OKUBO
Associate Professor

Coordination Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Organic Opto-Electronic Devices
Metal complexes, which are composite inorganic/organic compounds, can be expected to exhibit unique physical properties due to their distinct structure and electronic states. We synthesize new metal complexes having a polymer structure, and after clarifying their structure, electronic states, and electrical conductivity, apply them in organic photoelectronic devices such as solar cells.
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Applied Spectrsocopy Laboratory

Yusuke MORISAWA
Associate Professor

Physical Chemistry, Molecular Science, Spectroscopic Analysis, Molecular Spectroscopy
Researching photo-physics based on fundamental spectroscopy research. Also developing analytical methods by observing spectra to extract information such as the attributes and amounts of a substance based on the interaction of the substance with light.
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Organic Chemistry Laboratory

Yoshiro YAMAGIWA
Associate Professor

Organic Chemistry, Bioactive Natural Products, Organic Synthesis
Developing methods to synthesize compounds that inhibit infection and replication of HIV (AIDS virus) and influenza viruses, and compounds that scavenge radicals (such as reactive oxygen species) that have been attracting attention in connection with aging, cancer, etc.
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Electro Organic Chemistry Laboratory

Kouichi MATSUMOTO
Lecturer

Organic Chemistry
Using environmentally benign electrode reactions, we produce active organic species by oxidizing/reducing organic molecules, and we are taking up the challenge to develop new organic reactions using same.
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