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Master's Program in Chemistry Course

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The chemistry course consists of four divisions: Physical Chemistry of Condensed Matter, Chemistry for Molecular Design, Functional Chemistry in Life Science and Functional Chemistry for Materials. Researches in the division of Physical Chemistry of Condensed Matter include investigation of the physicochemical properties of the soft matter such as surfactants, amphiphilic polymers, and ionic liquids. We also aim at dynamical properties of low-temperature quantum molecular systems containing light mass atoms by means of quantum dynamical simulations. In the division of Chemistry for Molecular Design, we investigate the creation of innovative functional molecules by fabricating various metals and organic molecules as “metal complexes”, aiming for the realization of sustainable human society in accordance with precious nature. In the division of Functional Chemistry in Life science, we aim to elucidate the structure and function of biomolecules involved in the mechanism of life, using many high-technology facilities including mass spectrometer, optical, nuclear magnetic resonance, and other spectroscopic instruments. In the division of Functional Chemistry for Materials, we engage in the development of new functional materials through the study of optical and magnetic properties of molecules, while being conscious about their practicability and applicability.


Faculty and Research

Physical Chemistry of Condensed Matter
Tomokazu Yoshimura
Professor
Physical Chemistry of Condensed Matter, Reaction Dynamics
Physical chemistry of soft matter: Surfactants, amphiphilic polymers, and metal nanoparticles
Keywords : Surfactant, Ionic liquid, Colloid, Small-angle scattering, Molecular Assembly
Shiho Yada
Assistant Professor
Physical Chemistry of Condensed Matter, Reaction Dynamics
Colloid and surface chemistry: Research on properties and nanostructure of molecular assemblies
Keywords : Surfactant, Molecular Assembly, Foam, Small-angle X-ray and neutron scattering, Structural analysis
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
Keywords : Reaction Dynamics, Quantum Chemistry, Chemical Mass Spectrometry, Cultural Property, Chemical Microbiology
Kenichi Kinugawa
Professor
Theoretical Physical Chemistry
Molecular simulations aiming at a priori design and the investigation of molecular ensembles and condensed matter
Keywords : quantum dynamics, molecular dynamics simulation, quantum many-body systems, quantum liquids and solids, path-integral quantization
Yasuhito Ohta
Associate Professor
Theoretical Physical Chemistry
Computational physical chemistry: Quantum dynamics of molecular systems
Keywords : boron-nitride fullerene, graphene, quantum chemical molecular dynamics, density-functional tight-binding method
Functional chemistry for materials
Takashi Kajiwara
Professor
Laboratory
Material Chemistry
Research on the physical properties of nano-sized metal complexes in a solid state
Keywords : Lanthanide(III) complexes, X-ray structure, solid state properties, molecular-based magnetism, single molecule magnets
Yoji Horii
Assistant Professor
Laboratory
Material Chemistry
Construction of molecule-based magnetic materials and analyses of their magnetic properties
Keywords : Molecular magnetism, metal-organic frameworks, X-ray structure
Chemistry for molecular design
Takayuki Nakajima
Professor
Organometallic and Coordination Chemistry
Development of new functions and reactions based on organometallic clusters and synthesis of supramolecules comprised of metal clusters
Keywords : Organometallic Chemistry, Transition-metal Cluster, Synergistic Effect, Multidentate Ligand
Yasutaka Kataoka
Professor
Synthetic Organic Chemistry
Design and synthesis of high-performance transition metal complex catalysts and development of novel environmentally friendly synthetic organic reactions
Keywords : bond activation, asymmetric reaction, iridium complex, metal-centered chirality
Yasuyuki Ura
Associate Professor
Synthetic Organic Chemistry
Research on the synthesis, reactivity, and catalytic function of novel transition metal complexes toward a sustainable future
Keywords : low environmental load, transition metal complexes, catalysts, organic transformation reactions, green chemistry
Functional chemistry in life science
Arimasa Matsumoto
Associate Professor
Organic Chemistry for Life Sciences
Research on molecular chirality and organyc synthesis using organometalic catalysis
Keywords : Organometallic Chemistry, Chirality, Asymmetric Synthesis, Asymmetric Autocatalysis
Hiroshi Fujii
Professor
Bioinorganic Chemistry
Elucidation of molecular mechanism between structure and function of metalloproteins and metalloenzymes
Keywords : Metal ion, enzyme, heme, reaction mechanism, oxygen activation
Yuki Honda
Associate Professor
Bioinorganic Chemistry
Research on catalytic mechanisms of metalloenzymes and metalloproteins
Keywords : Biocatalyst, biochemistry, enzyme, metalloenzyme
Hiroshi Takashima
Associate Professor
Bioinorganic Chemistry
Design and photofunctionalization of metalloproteins
Keywords : Metalloprotein, Photofunctional molecule, Photoinduced electron transfer