Applied Chemistry

About Applied Chemistry

There are needs for applied chemistry in a number of different industry sectors, including materials for electronic devices, medicines, food products, agriculture, environmental sanitation, and effective uses of resources. Students learn through repeated lectures and experiments in a wide range of fields, including inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry, chemical engineering, analytical chemistry, and biochemistry.

Research Domain

Genetics, gene therapies, applied engineering, liquid crystals, chemistry, green chemistry, polymers, biometric data, ceramics, conductive polymers, nanotechnology, biosensors, photocatalysts, organic chemistry, environmental analysis, probiotics, bioremediation, chiral technologies​


Lab. Head of Lab. Keyword
Computer Assisted Communication Laboratory Akemi Ishii Detail Voice, Emotion analysis, Welfare engineering
Laboratory of Molecular Assemblies Akiko Hori Detail Chemistry, Environment, Crystal engineering, Nanotechnology, Organic synthesis
Supramolecular Chemistry Laboratory Asao Nakamura Detail Chemistry, Medical, Light medical technology, Organic synthesis
Inorganic Chemistry of Materials Lab. Hajime Kiyono Detail Materials, Ceramics, Nitrides,
Laboratory of Chemical Biology Keita Hamasaki Detail DNA, RNA, Protein, Peptide
Functional Organic Chemistry Lab. Masatoshi Kidowaki Detail organic materials, supramolecule, polymer, gel, liquid crystal, luminescent dye, photochromic dye, rotaxane
Separation Systems Engineering Lab. Mikihiro Nomura Detail Membrane Separation
Life Science Lab. Mitsuo Yamashita Detail rare-metals, microorganisms, recovery, recycling, lactic acid bacteria, allergies,
Laboratory of Polymer Materials Chemistry Naofumi Naga Detail gel, network polymer, crystalline polmer
Synthetic Organic Chemistry Lab. Osamu Kitagawa Detail enantiomers, axial chirality, asymmetric synthesis, catalyst, amides, rotamers, heterocycles, disproportionation, optical purification
Applied Electrochemistry Lab. Shinichiro Imabayashi Detail Electrochemistry, Interfacial phenomena
Environmental Analytical Chemistry Lab. Takashi Masadome Detail Analytical Chemistry, Flow Injection Analysis, Chemical Sensor
Inorganic Materials Chemistry Lab. Tomoji Ohishi Detail Sol-Gel, Organic-inorganic Materials, Electronics Device
Organic Electron Transfer Chemistry Lab. Toshiki Tajima Detail electrosynthesis, organic electrochemistry
Chemical Engineering Lab Yasuo Yoshimi Detail biosensors, molecular imprinting, therapeutic drug monitoring, artificial organs, medical-chemical engineering, electrochemistry, artificial neurons, Aplysia, voltage imaging, learning and memory

Objectives in Education and Research

The vision of the Department of Applied Chemistry is to develop individuals with the following skills:
  • A fundamental knowledge and technological appreciation of chemistry-focused natural sciences and general engineering.
  • The knowledge and technological skills necessary for the development of chemistry-focused manufacturing technology, production management, and environmental conservation.
  • Individuals with a strong sense of social and ethical responsibility, who are dedicated to chemistry-focused assignments working in cooperation with others.


Applied chemistry covers a wide-ranging array of expertise from atom to cells. The graduates are employed in not only pure chemistry-based industries, but also diverse sectors that include foods, pharmaceuticals, electric, automobiles, environment, energy, ICT, and finance. This is a reflection of our current society where it is hard to imagine any industry without a link to chemistry.