Faculty and Researchers

Chemistry and Materials Science

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

An introduction to faculty staff members and laboratories in the Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.
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.

IWASAKI Mitsunobu

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Laboratory of Inorganic Materials Chemistry
Inorganic Materials Chemistry

We make full use of environmentally friendly methods to fabricate artificial bone that enables fracture patients to live their lives as comfortably as possible. We are also actively involved in creating markers that enable the detection of even single cancer cells and colorants that change hue depending on the viewing angle.

KOMINAMI Hiroshi

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Surface Design Chemistry Laboratory
Physical Chemistry, Catalytic Chemistry

Catalysts are what control chemical reactions. This laboratory develops intelligent catalysts to enable more effective resource utilization and allow full use of natural energy sources and waste materials. In addition, we also conduct research on earth-friendly chemical reactions such as energy conversion and environmental cleanup.

TADA Hiroaki

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Applied Physical Chemistry Laboratory
Photoelectrochemistry

This laboratory synthesizes novel hybrid visible-light-responsive photocatalysts. Our research goal is to apply these in chemical material conversion (decomposition of harmful substances + synthesis of useful substances) that makes effective use of solar energy.

WAKABAYASHI Tomonari

Position
Professor
Laboratory
Molecular Physics and Quantum Chemistry
Physical Chemistry and Chemistry of Nanostructures

Laser ablated polyenes and fullerenes are studied by molecular spectroscopy and quantum chemistry. With experimental and theoretical knowledges on stability and structures of carbon molecules, microscopic views of high-temperature molecular processes are discussed.

TANAKA Senku

Position
Associate Professor
Laboratory
Organic Electronics Laboratory
Organic Electronics, Organic Solar Cells

Our main target is a new electronic device with organic semiconductors. Especially, we are focusing on the development of organic solar cells.

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.

FUJISHIMA Musashi

Position
Associate Professor

We are studying the following themes by the first-principle calculation and the electromagnetic field simulation. ・ Design of novel electrode materials for various batteries ・ Electronic states of the molecule - electrode surface interaction system ・ Electronic states of inorganic luminescent materials ・ Local electromagnetic field analysis for plasmonic materials with various nanostructures

MATSUI Hideo

Position
Associate Professor
Laboratory
Applied Organic Synthetic Chemistry Laboratory
Organic/Inorganic Composite Materials, Photocatalysts, Electrochemistry

This lab develops new photocatalysts to produce hydrogen, a clean energy source, from sunlight and water. We are taking up the challenge of developing photocatalysts with higher efficiencies with the goal of solving the problems of global warming and energy.

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.

TANAKA Atsuhiro

Position
Lecturer