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Kumamoto University
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Kumamoto 860-8555, Japan
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Master's Course

Applied Chemistry and Biochemistry

Material chemistry is one of the most important scientific technologies to resolve various chemical problems in daily life and industries. The aim of this is to provide expert engineers with humanism to establish safe and rich societies based on fundamental knowledge about biological, natural and artificial systems.

Educational Goals
It is important to take into account environmental aspects in the development of material sciences for the future society. Therefore, it is required to promote new applied research to understand structures and functions of materials and bio-related molecules based on the molecular theory. The aim of this is to provide experts with practical research abilities which make it possible to carry out researches for development of new technologies.

Educational Characteristics

Molecular Engineering


Reversible photocircularization of DNA for analytical use

The development of functional molecules and materials will be studied and educated from viewpoints of sophisticated molecular design. There are two fields; one field is development of new types of fibrous adsorbents for purification of water polluted with substances containing toxic elements, such as arsenic and lead, at extremely high adsorption rates. The other is design and development of highly selective methods of DNA detections with various conjugates of oligo DNA(chemically modified oligo DNA).

Advanced Material Chemistry


AFM image and surface atomic arrangement of layered titanate nanosheets

The broad advanced material chemistry from electronic to medical materials will be studied and educated through the development of new inorganic materials toward the application to photocatalysts, nano battery, luminescent materials, etc. and the development of organic materials with functions for molecular recognition, stimuli-responsibility and transmission of pharmacologic information.

Biochemical and Biomaterial Engineering


Microscopic observation of cancer cells stained with fluorescence dyes

The elucidation of separation, mass and energy transfer will be studied and educated based on chemical engineering. In addition, function of microbial populations in aqueous environmental system and in fermented foods, and action mechanism of bioactive compounds such as pesticides and functional constituents in foods will be studied by biochemical engineering approaches. Development of novel drug delivery systems for diagnosis and therapy of various diseases will be also performed in our groups.

Bio-related Molecular Science


STM image and model structure of coronene and bromide mixed adlayer formed on an Au single crystal surface

To create efficient energy conversion systems, the development of bio-fuel cells using enzymes and metalloproteins, nanostructured materials, environmental benign materials, medical materials, and high performance separating materials by using supramolecular functions will be studied and educated based on the bio-related molecular chemistry and nanoscale analysis.


Structure of Organic Molecular and Spectroscopy
Nano-Material Science for Medicine
Bioanalytical Science
Advanced Inorganic Materials
Advanced Organic Meterials
Advanced Functional Materials Engineering
Advanced Reaction Engineering
Protein Engineering
Advanced Applied Chemistry and Biochemistry
Applied Biological Chemistry
Advanced electrochemistry
Advanced Polymer Hybrids and Composites
Advanced Polymers for Separation of Bio-Products
Molecular Physiology
Construction and Estimation of Nanostructure of “Soft Matter” Materials
Advanced Theory for Quantum Molecular Functions
Advanced Catalytic Materials
Molecular Enzymology
Advanced Applied Microbiology
Advanced Electroanalytical Chemistry in Biological Chemistry
Chemistry of Structure and Interface
Applied Chemistry Seminar
Applied Chemistry Laboratory