Applied chemistry allows us to design and create novel and functional materials that are key components for advanced devices and applications to build more comfortable, convenient, and eco-friendly societies. The department of Applied Chemistry has two courses of “Functional Materials Science Course” and “Chemistry and Biochemistry Course”, by which students can learn various chemistry and conduct advanced scientific researches in our laboratories. As most relevant research topics, the Functional Materials Science Course involves polymer science, inorganic materials for catalytic applications, composite materials, electronics, nanodevices and theoretical chemistry. The Chemistry and Biochemistry Course includes organic synthesis, self-assembled (biomimetic) molecular systems, energy and environment nanomaterials, and bio/healthcare science. We have state-of-the-art equipment for such leading-edge chemistry researches in the relocated new campus (Ito Campus, 2005).
We provide advanced education in chemistry which can be applied to various fields of science and technologies, as represented in the raised research topics for our two courses. The curriculum for the bachelor’s program in both courses is designed so that students can learn a broad field of basic chemistry such as Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Supramolecular Chemistry, Catalytic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, and Biochemistry. The master’s program provides a target-oriented curriculum, meaning that you can select more professional subjects to learn specific knowledge and skills depending on your interests and/or relevance to your research topics. The sophisticated equipment for education and researches in the new campus enables you to obtain various skills effectively and efficiently through these programs. Therefore, based on the education systems, students can acquire basic and versatile knowledge and techniques in chemistry with academic expertise. Our graduates are active in the front lines as specialists in a wide range of fields, including chemistry, biotechnology / pharmaceuticals, electronics / information, machinery / automobiles, and environment / energy.