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Department of Molecular and Material Sciences

Prof. Seigi MIZUNO

・Specialization:

▶Surface Science

・Research:

Structural analysis of solid surfaces using low-energy electron

diffraction and scanning tunneling microscopy; Growth of surface

materials; Fabrication techniques for atomically sharpened tips


Assoc. Prof. Takeshi NAKAGAWA

・Specialization:

▶Surface Science

・Research:

Geometrical and electronic structure of two dimensional surface.

Surface magnetism. Surface observation by photoemission

electron microscope


Prof. Yuriko AOKI

・Specialization:

▶Theoretical Quantum Chemistry

・Research:

Functional material design by quantum chemistry; High performance computing for nano-systems and software development


Assis. Prof. Koichi MOGI

・Specialization:

▶Theoretical Chemistry  ▶Quantum Chemistry

・Research:

Theoretical study for high-symmetric metal- encapsulated

silicon and germanium clusters.



Assis. Prof. Wataru MIZUKAMI

・Specialization:

▶Computational Chemistry  

▶Electronic/Vibrational Structure Theory

・Research:

Development of new methods and their application in molecular
electronic/vibrational structure theory and computational chemistry


Prof. Kengo SHIMANOE

・Specialization:

▶Electrochemistry

・Research:

Design of high performance gas sensors



Assoc. Prof. Maiko NISHIBORI

・Specialization:

▶Functional Inorganic Materials

▶Analysis by synchrotron radiation

・Research:

Material analysis and experimental apparatus using

synchrotron radiation


Prof. Hisahiro EINAGA

・Specialization:

▶Catalysis chemistry

・Research:

Design of catalytic materials based on metal nanoparticles



Assoc. Prof. Hajime HOJO

・Specialization:

▶Materials Science

・Research:

Development of functional metal oxides (piezoelectric materials, multiferroic materials, catalysts)



Prof. Hideharu NAKASHIMA

・Specialization:

▶Structural Materials Science

・Research:

High-temperature deformation mechanism of crystalline

materials; Grain boundary structure in crystalline materials

and their mechanical properties; Crystal orientation analysis

and applications for strauctural materials


Assoc. Prof. Masatoshi MITSUHARA

・Specialization:

▶Physical Metallurgy

・Research:

Crystallographic analysis of microstructural evolution in lath

martensite during creep deformation



Assis. Prof. Shigeto YAMASAKI

・Specialization:

▶Structural Materials Science

・Research:

Creep deformation mechanism of heat-resistant alloys



Prof. Akira HARATA

・Specialization:

▶Analytical Chemistry

・Research:

Ultra-high sensitivity environmental molecular measurement;

Development of new spectroscopic measurement methods;

Single particle detection; Dynamic behaviors of solvent

molecules including liquid molecules; Substance, structure,

and orientation of molecules in aqueous media, on the surface

and at the interface


Assoc. Prof. Akihiro YABUSHITA

・Specialization:

▶Physical Chemistry ▶Analytical Chemistry

▶Atmospheric Chemistry ▶Astrochemistry

・Research:

Reaction dynamics and reaction mechanism on the surface

and at the interface

Chemical property of aerosol at a single particle level


Assis. Prof. Toshio ISHIOKA

・Specialization:

▶Analytical Chemistry

・Research:

Host-Guest Chemistry functionalized at the interface,

such as electrodes and nanomaterial surfaces.


Prof. Kazuo ARAKAWA

・Specialization:

▶Materials for Machines

▶Strength of Materials

・Research:

Research & development of new materials & structures

for offshore floating platforms and wind-lens turbines;

Lightweight & high-strength materials;

Composite materials; Manufacturing process; Novel joints


Assoc. Prof. Mitsugu TODO

・Specialization:

▶Tissue engineering  ▶Biomechanics  ▶Biomaterial

・Research:

Development of regenerated articular tissues using biomaterials and stem cells; Biomechanics of artificial joints



Prof. Katsuhiko TOMOOKA

・Specialization:

▶Organic Chemistry  ▶Structural Organic Chemistry

▶Organosilicon Chemistry

・Research:

Creation of Unnatural Chiral Molecules



Assoc. Prof. Masato ITO

・Specialization:

▶Molecular Science

・Research:

Molecular catalysts for an expanded use of H2; Novel gas barrier materials; Electrode active materials for s-block metal batteries


Assis. Prof. Kazunobu IGAWA

・Specialization:

▶Organic Synthesis

・Research:

Development of Novel Synthetic Reactions and Artificial

Chiral Molecules



Prof. Yoichiro KUNINOBU

・Specialization:

▶Synthetic Organic Chemistry ▶Organometallic Chemistry

▶Materials Chemistry

・Research:

Creation of high-performance catalysts, Development of novel and practical synthetic organic reactions, Creation of novel organic functional materials



Prof. Hideo NAGASHIMA

・Specialization:

▶Organic and Polymer Synthesis chemistry

・Research:

Environmental harmonic chemistry; development of process

use high efficiency catalyst; Organic metal compound;

Carbon-metal bonding; Synthesis and analysis of dinuclear complex


Assis. Prof. Atsushi TAHARA

・Specialization:

▶Organometallic Chemistry

・Research:

Development of metal complex-catalyzed reactions for organic syntheses


Prof. Mitsuru SHINDO

・Specialization:

▶Synthetic Organic Chemistry

・Research:

New synthetic reactions, total synthesis of bioactive compounds,

Organic reagents for life science



Assoc. Prof. Arihiro KANO

・Specialization:

▶Cell Biology  ▶Molecular Biology

▶Polymer Chemistry

・Research:

Search for immunoregulatory substances by splenocyte

culture system


Assis. Prof. Junji TANAKA

・Specialization:

▶Organic Synthesys

・Research:

Structual Organic Chemistry with Instrumetal Analysys



Assis. Prof. Takayuki IWATA

・Specialization:

▶Synthetic organic chemistry

・Research:

Synthesis of bioactive compounds



Prof. Shiyoshi YOKOYAMA

・Specialization:

▶Organic and polymer materials

▶Photonic polymer, optoelectronics

・Research:

Organic and polymer materials for optoelectronic applications,

Fabrication of polymer devices, Optical polymer waveguide

devices, Polymer photonic crystals


Assoc. Prof. Yoshiaki TAKAHASHI

・Specialization:

▶Polymer Science

・Research:

Structure and physical properties of polymeric soft matter



Assis. Prof. Akihiko TAKADA

・Specialization:

▶Polymer Science

・Research:

Structure and Properties of Ionic Liquids



Assis. Prof. Kazuhiro YAMAMOTO

・Specialization:

▶Optoelectronics ▶Near-field optics

▶Surface Plasmons ▶Nano/micro fabrication  ▶Atom optics

・Research:

Optical devices using organic nonlinear optical polymers



Prof. Takeshi YANAGIDA

・Specialization:

▶Material Science ▶Material Chemistry

・Research:

Fundamental study on physical properties of nanostructured materials and their novel device applications for Green-innovation and Life-innovation


Assis. Prof. Kazuki NAGASHIMA

・Specialization:

▶Material Science ▶Nanotechnology

・Research:

Fundamentals and scientific innovation using abundant nanomaterials of metal oxide, silicon and nanocellulose


Prof. Chao-Nan XU

・Specialization:

・Research:

Function expression and the applicationCDevice system, mechanoluminescence technology, piezoelectric material, electronic physical properties, study of optical property


Assoc. Prof. Masato UEHARA

・Specialization:

▶Material Engineering and Science

・Research:

Development of Piezoelectric Nitride Alloy; Structural analysis and Development of Nanoparticle materials; Application of X-ray imaging for Material Engineering


Prof. Hiroki AGO

・Specialization:

▶Materials Engineering

▶Nanotechnology

・Research:

Nanoelectronics and flexible electronics; graphene and other
two-dimensional layered materials, carbon nanotubes; crystal growth;
surface science


Prof. Katsuhiko FURUKAWA

・Specialization:

▶Research of management for methodical cooperation study Liaison method, Cooperation study agreement, Administration method

・Research:

Study of product development support system set-up for small-and medium-scale companies, Research method of product development ability, Technical consultation system


Prof. Yuichi HARADA

・Specialization:

▶Mesoscopic physics

・Research:

Physics and applications on mesoscopic structures fabricated by nanofabrication techniques in nanofactory. Nanofactory is an integrated nanofabrication system composed of atomic layer deposition and focused ion beam, and so on, which is built under way.


Assoc. Prof. Miki INADA

・Specialization:

▶Inorganic Materials Chemistry

・Research:

Design of ceramics nanostructure


Prof. Kenji FURUYA

・Specialization:

▶Molecular Spectroscopy ▶Quantum Chemistry

・Research:

Excitation and dissociation mechanisms of molecules

in the gas phase by electron impact

Chemical reaction dynamics in reactive plasmas