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Department of Applied Chemistry

Admission Policy - What we look for in students -

Based on the sciences, chemical engineering, and biotechnology, the Department of Applied Chemistry aspires to nurture engineers who can contribute to the creation and development of technologies regarding the production of materials, resources, and energy as well as the cyclic process that conserves the environment and ecosystem. The applicants should:

  1. have a conceptual understanding and knowledge of chemistry and the passion to engage in the fields of applied chemistry or environmental biotechnology;
  2. be interested and inquisitive about the natural sciences related to chemistry and the environment;
  3. be interested in experiments and observing scientific phenomena and be able to express their ideas and concepts;
  4. have a bases of academic background in the sciences, including mathematical sciences and languages, and can apply their knowledge to routinely solve scientific problems.

Overview of our Curriculum

Our curriculum covers the basic subjects necessary to study engineering such as mathematics, physics, and chemistry as well as majors that cover a broad range of specialized knowledges in the advanced chemistry, biology, and environmental science. The students will engage in practical programs such as laboratory classes, seminars to acquire highly specialized knowledge and the graduation research in their own field in the senior year.
The curriculum is conducted in according to the Engineering Education Program accredited by the Japan Accreditation Board for Engineering Education (JABEE).*

Licenses and Certificates

Type 1 teaching license for a high school (Science and Industry), certificate to handle poisonous and deleterious substances, and safety administrator certificate.
(Also, we will provide on-site courses for the ones aiming at national examinations to obtain certificates for engineers handling hazardous materials, for pollution control manager, and certified environmental measurers.*)

Students at work

Performing experiments
Experiment to procedure fine particles

Analysis of aroma components
Microbe experiment

Main Research

Functional Material Chemistry

Metalloporphyrin complexes as
visible-light-driven photocatalyst

  • Research on developing chemical reactions and processes concerning environmental conservation and material cycles
  • Research in creating clean energy and biomass conversion technologies
  • Research in light-controlled molecular switching and environmental conservation

Resources and Environmental Chemistry

Separation process for rare metals

  • Research in resource recycling technologies of unused materials and waste
  • Research in creating chemical substances harmonious to the environment and functionalization methods
  • Research in environmental pollutant analysis and removal technologies

Biological and Environmental Chemistry

Bonding of chitin-binding protein
and chitin crystals predicted
by a computer

  • Research in production technologies for biofunctional materials from environmentally benign organisms
  • Research in biofunctional environmental purification, conservation technologies and energy production technologies
  • Research in biocatalyst and biofunctionality

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