Applied Chemistry Course


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Applied Chemistry Course


The word nano-technology (nano-tech) has now become commonplace. It refers to technologies that use various materials at the atomic or molecular level. By putting chemistry-related knowledge into practice it is possible to precisely combine atoms or molecules to create a totally new function or mechanism.

These kinds of nano-tech materials are revolutionizing fields including IT, bio and the environment. Examples of the use of nano-tech materials are far too numerous to list here, but including materials production making highly efficient use of energy and resources, high performance materials for electronics industry infrastructure, and new materials that are safe, secure and environmentally friendly. The organic molecular mechanisms behind life phenomena that have remained a mystery until now have been discovered and understood down to levels of a nanometer (1 billionth of a meter) through DNA and enzyme analysis, etc. There has never been a time like now for chemistry experts to demonstrate their talents, including in medicine and pharmaceuticals.

On the Applied Chemistry Course students acquire broad-based knowledge through various lectures and experiments. The fourth year of the course represents the culmination of four years of study, as students embark upon research for their graduation thesis. The cutting-edge research challenges that students tackle and their outstanding results are made known domestically and overseas through academic papers and presentations.

Many graduates of the Applied Chemistry Course progress to graduate school. Our group is one of the very few locations in the country functioning as a research base for the 21st Century COE Program. Making best use of this opportunity, we are also engaged in efforts to enhance graduate school education.
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