Faculty and Researchers

Chemistry and Materials Science

Chemistry, Inorganic, and Nuclear

An introduction to faculty staff members and laboratories in the Chemistry, Inorganic, and Nuclear.
Note: Information on the laboratories is current as of the 2020 academic year. There may be changes to this information in the 2021 academic year.

OKUBO Takashi

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Coordination Chemistry Laboratory
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.

KURODA Takayoshi

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Coordination Chemistry Laboratory
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.

SUENAGA Yusaku

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Polymer Science Laboratory
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.

NOGAMI Masanobu

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Nuclear Chemistry Laboratory
Separation Chemistry, Radiation Chemistry

We are working to develop new separation technologies and new functional materials using radiation in order to make effective use of radioactive substances not only in atomic energy applications, but also with the aim of expanding into other areas such as healthcare.

MAEKAWA Masahiko

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Organometallic chemistry laboratory
Coordination Chemistry, Organometallic Chemistry

We study about the syntheses, structures and functions of metal complexes and coordination polymers with gaseous small molecules (olefins, carbonyls, hydrides, etc.).

MATSUO Tsukasa

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Applied Elements Chemistry Laboratory
Main-Group Element Chemistry, Organometallic Chemistry, Coordination Chemistry

We develop materials that exhibit exceptional functionality by freely combining various elements in the periodic table. We anticipate that this will not only contribute to a better understanding of fundamental chemistry, but also lead to innovations in electronics and energy-efficient technologies.

SOEJIMA Tetsuro

Position
Lecturer
Laboratory
Applied Inorganic Synthesis Laboratory
Inorganic Chemistry, Solid-State Chemistry, Nanomaterials, Photocatalyst

This laboratory is guided by the concepts of comfort in daily living and environmental cleanup. Our research is centered on the use of nanotechnologies to develop new synthesis methods for inorganic compounds as well as to derive new functionalities from a wide range of materials.