Chemistry and Materials

Education Goals

In order to realize a sustainable and safe recycling-oriented society, we must use material chemistry as a focal point from which to gain a deep understanding of the relation between chemical structure and function at the atomic/molecular level. It is also essential to develop new materials that can be controlled at the nano level. In this education program, students will learn the building blocks of material chemistry including chemistry, physics, and biology in a logical progression from the basics to their applications, developing a generation of scientists who have the practical research abilities needed to meet the demands of an ever-evolving society and face various problems from a scientific standpoint.

Education Objectives

This education program has established the following objectives in order to accomplish these goals, while continuing to respect academic freedom.

  1. We will equip students with a wide range of knowledge in the area of material chemistry, instilling in them a passion toward pursuing the essence of material chemistry and an appreciation of its nuances.
  2. We will train students in the skills needed for research and development in the area of material chemistry, encouraging creativity and a motivation to forge ahead with research activities.
  3. We will imbue students with morality and a sense of responsibility as relates to science and technology, as well as provide the abilities necessary to work independently toward solving environmental and social issues through material chemistry.
  4. We will foster students’ abilities to contribute to development in the field of chemistry and materials and be active on the world stage.

What We Offer

We have created an education program through which students can systematically deepen their knowledge in specific areas of the material sciences while aiming to maintain a balance of specificity and broader knowledge in order to avoid the pitfalls that may come with overspecialization. Our education program aims to provide a hands-on education. With each research theme, students will read and analyze several English-language academic papers and gain the ability to understand research trends both in Japan and abroad, and they will use this knowledge as a foundation to establish their own experiment plans and carry out research under them. We also have a number of professors who will instruct students outside the normal laboratory setting.

Research Activities