Faculty and Researchers

Chemistry and Materials Science

Chemistry and Organic

An introduction to faculty staff members and laboratories in the Chemistry and Organic.
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.

SAGA Yoshitaka

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Biological Chemistry Laboratory
Photobiological Chemistry

We focus on the mechanisms of photobiological reactions, such as photosynthesis, at the molecular level. In addition, we develop photofunctional nanomaterials that will contribute to solve energy and environmental issues.

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.

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.

YAMAGUCHI Yoshihiro

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Synthetic Organic Chemistry Laboratory
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.

IMAI Yoshitane

Position
Associate Professor
Laboratory
Organic Structural Chemistry Laboratory
Circularly polarized luminescence, CPL, Magnetic Circularly polarized luminescence, MCPL, Supramolecular Chemistry, Chiral Photochemistry

This laboratory is engaged in research based on structural organic chemistry (electronic structures, conjugate electron systems, unique molecular structures, molecular self-assemblies, etc.), and is focused on creating organic functional materials through the ingenious use and design of molecular mechanisms, structures, and reactivity.

KITAMATSU Mizuki

Position
Associate Professor
Laboratory
Bio-Physical Chemistry Laboratory
Chemical Biology, Peptide Chemistry

This laboratory specializes in peptide chemistry and bio-organic chemistry. Our research efforts revolve around creating non-naturally occurring peptides and nucleic acids having new functions that are unavailable in natural peptides/proteins and nucleic acids.

NAKAHODO Tsukasa

Position
Associate Professor
Laboratory
Laboratory of Nano Functional Molecular Chemistry
Organic/Inorganic Composite Nano Chemistry

Our research focuses on the use of nanotechnology to create polymer nanotubes having nano-sized pore diameters and metal nanoclusters for which organic molecules serve as protective groups.

MATSUMOTO Kouichi

Position
Associate Professor
Laboratory
Organic Synthetic Chemistry Laboratory
Organic Synthetic Chemistry, Development of New Organic Reactions

YAMAGIWA Yoshiro

Position
Associate Professor
Laboratory
Organic Chemistry Laboratory
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.

HYODO Kengo

Position
Lecturer
Laboratory
Laboratory of Organic Reaction
Organic Chemistry, Catalytic Reaction

We are exploring useful and  novel organic reactions  for medicinal and process chemistry, which is not only environmentally benign but also safe for chemists and engineer. To realize the research purpose, we study the creation of new reagents and catalysts to enable their reactions and reveal the reaction mechanism.