Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering
Department of Chemical Systems and Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Chemistry Course, School of Engineering
Recent years now rank "The environment", "Nano", and "Bio" as the primary priority in scientific researches and also industrial activities. With the conceptual frameworks we have been studying about high-performance analysis methods, e.g., biomedical sensors based on surface plasmon resonance phenomena, magnetic-nanoparticle-based high-throughput flow analysis system for environmental monitoring, and so on. Moreover, there have been growing demands of minimization/downsizing of environmental loads associated with routine analysis, ultrahigh-sensitive analysis method capable of single-atom or single-molecule detection, and in-situ analysis methods that allow in-vivo operation. Currently we are endeavoring to achieve these developing technical challenges posed by doing researches on microfluidic- and chip-based analysis devices, single-molecule imaging using scanning probe microscopes, and fluorometric molecular probes that respond selectively toward small-molecule transmitters.
Examples of compact-disk-type microfluidic platform (left), and organic light emitting diode as the light source for fluorometric micro-total analysis system (right).