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Master's Program in Chemistry

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The program of our graduate school of chemistry provides a couple of courses: the fundamental chemistry course, which treats fundamental and frontier subjects in inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry, and the interdisciplinary chemistry course which covers extensive fields of chemistry , e.g., coordination chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry, biological chemistry, macromolecular chemistry, quantum chemistry, and organometallic chemistry.


Introduction of Department

About 40 students are engaged in the pre-doctoral (Masterís) program and research in laboratories equipped with the most modern instruments while attending classes on many areas of expertise within chemistry. Students who are also interested in other areas of science such as biology, physics, and computer science can take those classes in view of the interdisciplinary approach.

Educational Philosophy

Through ties with the undergraduate chemistry course, the Master Course in the Department of Chemistry aims to provide students with specialized knowledge and methodologies related to modern chemistry, as well as problem-solving skills. Such knowledge and skills will enable those students to have applicability to scientific research in various fields, even other than chemistry, thereby fostering the active commitment in diverse scientific fields.

Expectations of Students

The Department of Chemistry welcomes applicants who have acquired a basic knowledge of chemistry through undergraduate education or who have received undergraduate education in engineering or sciences other than chemistry. In any case, the student should be highly motivated and have a keen interest in the study and research in chemistry.
In order for the student to acquire the specialized knowledge and methodologies of modern chemistry through this program, student must already have acquired English skills along with basic and specialized knowledge in chemistry.


Curriculum

Molecular Approach to Colloidal Solutions
Chemistry of Functional Catalyst
Structural Organic Chemistry
Molecular Statistical Mechanics
Seminar in Chemical Reactions 1
Seminar in Chemical Reactions 3
Seminar in Structural Chemistry 1
Seminar in Structural Chemistry 3
Seminar in Condensed Matter Chemistry 1
Seminar in Condensed Matter Chemistry 2
Seminar in Condensed Matter Chemistry 3
Seminar in Condensed Matter Chemistry 4
Inorganic Syntheses
Special Course in Organic Stereochemistry
Special Course in Physical Chemistry
Functional Polymer Chemistry
Bioinorganic Chemistry
Chemistry of Organometallic Complexes
Chemistry of biological Organometallic Material
Chemistry of Functional Inorganic Complexes 2
Seminar in Functional Polymer Chemistry 1
Seminar in Functional Polymer Chemistry 2
Seminar in Functional Polymer Chemistry 3
Seminar in Functional Coordination Chemistry 1
Seminar in Functional Coordination Chemistry 2
Seminar in Functional Coordination Chemistry 3
Seminar in Functional Coordination Chemistry 4
Seminar in Functional Coordination Chemistry 5
Seminar in Biofunctional Inorganic Chemistry 1
Seminar in Biofunctional Inorganic Chemistry 2
General Aspects of Hybrid Chemistry
Special Course in Foreign Language for Physical Chemistry 1
Special Course in Foreign Language for Physical Chemistry 2
Special Course in Foreign Language for Physical Chemistry 1
Special Course in Foreign Language for Physical Chemistry 2
Special Course in Foreign Language for Organic Chemistry 1
Special Course in Foreign Language for Organic Chemistry 2
Chemical Research for Master's Degree 1
Chemical Research for Master's Degree 2
Chemical Research for Master's Degree 3
Chemical Research for Master's Degree 4
Chemical Research for Master's Degree 5
Chemical Research for Master's Degree 6


The Course of Fundamental Chemistry

This course deals with the fundamental and frontier subjects in inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry. It offers research programs in structural chemistry, chemical reactions, organic and inorganic syntheses, molecular dynamics, and physical chemistry of solutions. A wide variety of compounds such as metal complexes, organic heterocycles, liquid crystals and biopolymers are targeted for research in this course both experimentally and theoretically.

Tomokazu Yoshimura
Professor
Laboratory
Physical Chemistry of Condensed Matter, Reaction Dynamics
Physical chemistry of soft matter: Surfactants, amphiphilic polymers, and metal nanoparticles
Yasutaka Kataoka
Professor
Laboratory
Synthetic Organic Chemistry
Design and synthesis of high-performance transition metal complex catalysts and development of novel environmentally friendly synthetic organic reactions
Yasuyuki Ura
Associate Professor
Synthetic Organic Chemistry
Research on the synthesis, reactivity, and catalytic function of novel transition metal complexes toward a sustainable future
Kenichi Kinugawa
Professor
Theoretical Physical Chemistry
Molecular simulations aiming at a priori design and the investigation of molecular ensembles and condensed matter
Yasuhito Ohta
Associate Professor
Laboratory
Theoretical Physical Chemistry
Computational physical chemistry: Quantum dynamics of molecular systems
Takashi Nakazawa
Professor
Laboratory
Organic Chemistry for Life Sciences
Development of methods for studies on the structure, function, and interaction of biomcromolecules, especially proteins
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Yuji Mikata
Professor
Laboratory
Organic Chemistry for Life Sciences
Design and photofunctionalization of metalloproteins
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Arimasa Matsumoto
Assistant Professor
Organic Chemistry for Life Sciences
Research on molecular chirality and organyc synthesis using organometalic catalysis


The Course of Interdisciplinary Chemistry

This course covers extensive fields of chemistry that can cross over traditional interdisciplinary boundaries: coordination chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry, biological chemistry, macromolecular chemistry, quantum chemistry, and organometallic chemistry. Synthetic, kinetic, gene-engineering, and physicochemical approaches are adopted to analyze the structure of complex molecules, elucidate reaction mechanisms in biological systems, and develop novel functional molecules and materials.

Takae Takeuchi
Associate Professor
Physical Chemistry of Condensed Matter, Reaction Dynamics
Reaction dynamics in gas phase ion chemistry and mass spectrometry applied to biomolecules in cultural properties
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Tomoaki Tanase
Professor
Organometallic and Coordination Chemistry
Organometallic, coordination, and bioinorganic chemistry based on multinuclear metal centers
Takayuki Nakajima
Associate Professor
Laboratory
Organometallic and Coordination Chemistry
Development of new functions and reactions based on organometallic clusters and synthesis of supramolecules comprised of metal clusters
Bunsho Kure
Assistant Professor
Organometallic and Coordination Chemistry
Bioorganometallic chemistry based on bi- and multinuclear complexes
Hiroshi Fujii
Professor
Bioinorganic Chemistry
Elucidation of molecular mechanism between structure and function of metalloproteins and metalloenzymes
Yuki Honda
Assistant Professor
Bioinorganic Chemistry
Research on catalytic mechanisms of metalloenzymes and metalloproteins
Hiroshi Takashima
Associate Professor
Laboratory
Bioinorganic Chemistry
Synthetic studies of small molecules with bioactivity and analyses of their function
Takashi Kajiwara
Professor
Laboratory
Material Chemistry
Research on the physical properties of nano-sized metal complexes in a solid state
Yumiko Kataoka
Assistant Professor
Laboratory
Material Chemistry
Study of molecular recognition/sensing with luminescent lanthanide complexes and their luminescent properties