Applied Chemistry

In this program, we teach and perform research in a wide range of specialist fields including high-speed gas reactions, plasma chemistry, ceramic chemistry, catalytic chemistry, organic precision compounds, macro-molecular compounds, and organic and inorganic materials. We foster the ability to do creative work in the field of applied chemistry by using the knowledge acquired in under-graduate courses as the foundation, with the goal of cultivating the leadership skills for a researcher or technologist. Within this division, there are research departments for organic synthetic chemistry, macromolecular chemistry, inorganic industrial chemistry, and industrial physical chemistry, and research and instruction is offered for graduate students in each of these sections.

In the first stage of the doctoral program, there is a fulltime instructor plus lecturers from other divisions, laboratories, and faculties. Normally, lectures are given by a single instructor, but for some subjects round-table discussions are held. Currently there are lectures in 10 subjects for 20 credits, including exercises in 4 subjects for 4 credits, and with the required subjects and subjects from other divisions, there are a total of 30 credits required to complete the program.

In the second stage of the doctoral program, 30 credits are required, including the credits earned in the first stage of the doctoral program. With a focus on research, we provide an environment in which students can reach a higher level. There is a working-student entrance system for both the stages and a system to assist them.

Everyone who completes 3 years receives a doctorate

Three years after entering the program, every student receives a doctorate degree. Normally, completion requires 3 years of participation, but for exceptional research, a doctorate may be awarded in 2 years. So far, 1 person has received a doctorate under this system.

Stimulating research presentations

The master’s thesis presentations are jointly conducted with the chemistry division of the Master’s in Science and Technology program with the aim of molding researchers with a broad range of knowledge. Several dozens of theses presentations and oral presentations are held each year in Japan and overseas.

  Research Field Department in Undergraduate Course
FUJITA, Masahiro (Associate Professor) Chemistry, Organic Chemistry MATERIALS AND LIFE SCIENCES
HORIKOSHI, Satoshi (Associate Professor) Green Chemistry, Energy & Fuel Chemistry MATERIALS AND LIFE SCIENCES
ITATANI, Kiyoshi (Professor) Industrial Inorganic Chemistry, Biomaterials MATERIALS AND LIFE SCIENCES
MASUYAMA, Yoshiro (Professor) Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Organometallic Chemistry MATERIALS AND LIFE SCIENCES
RIKUKAWA, Masahiro (Professor) Polymer Chemistry, Nano Science MATERIALS AND LIFE SCIENCES
SUZUKI, Noriyuki (Associate Professor) Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Organometallic Chemistry MATERIALS AND LIFE SCIENCES
TAKAHASHI, Kazuo (Associate Professor) Physical Chemistry, Chemical Kinetics, Combustion Chemistry MATERIALS AND LIFE SCIENCES
TAKEOKA, Yuko (Associate Professor) Polymer Chemistry MATERIALS AND LIFE SCIENCES
TANAKA, Kunihito (Associate Professor) Applied Physical Chemistry, Plasma Chemistry MATERIALS AND LIFE SCIENCES
UCHIDA, Hiroshi (Associate Professor) Material Science (Inorganic), Chemical Processing MATERIALS AND LIFE SCIENCES