Department of Applied Chemistry
This department cultivates creative engineers and researchers capable of playing a leading role in the field of applied chemistry so as to achieve a “process of environmental balance”, that can solve problems related to resources, energy, and the environment. It has developed educational offerings aimed at imparting the kind of basic chemistry knowledge needed for solving the various problems that persist in cities, which feature high concentrations of matter and energy. The department engages in education and research focused on teaching students to exercise autonomy and to develop their ability to find and solve problems. It cultivates engineers and researchers with a broad perspective and the ability to demonstrate leadership in the 21st century by promoting cutting-edge research around key themes like energy, life sciences, the environment, and nanotechnology in such research areas as analytical chemistry, polymer chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, complexation, inorganic chemistry, electrochemistry, chemical engineering, surface chemistry, photochemistry, catalyst chemistry, and atmospheric chemistry. Prominent Japanese and international researchers are invited to speak at colloquia that are held about 10 times a year, providing students extensive access to cutting-edge research being conducted around the world.
The configuration of the department of applied chemistry