Laboratory & Professor in the College of Chemistry

Researches in the College of Chemistry



In the fourth year, students belong to one of the following laboratories as they conduct their graduation research. If you wish to conduct more specialized research, you can go on to a graduate school after graduation. There are other laboratories in the graduate school. For more information about entrance examinations and other details, please see the website of the Master’s Program in Chemistry, Graduate School of University of Tsukuba.

  • Inorganic Chemistry

    Synthesis of transition-metal complexes and their reactivity in various redox and catalytic reactions; supramolecular redox chemistry of non-planar and fused porphyrins.

  • Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry

    Creation of multi-nuclear metal clusters with controlled structures and electronic states; chemistry of functional metal complexes with controlled electronic states and structures.

  • Analytical Chemistry

    Studies on chemical processes at microdroplet/solution and microparticle/solution interfaces using electrochemical and spectroscopic techniques.

  • Molecular Condensed Matter

    Structure and property of soft molecular systems, and dynamics and phase transitions in them.

  • Physical Chemistry

    Studies on interfaces and condensed phases by linear and nonlinear molecular spectroscopy; Synthesis of emissive compounds and kinetic analyses of formation and deactivation processes of the emissive state by TCSPC; Studies on photofunctions and photochemical properties of newly fabricated molecular assemblies and inorganic particles in mesoscopic scale.

  • Synthetic Organic Chemistry

    Studies on acceleration and control of synthetic organic reactions. Development of synthetic reactions using organofluorine and organometallic compounds.

  • Organoelement Chemistry

    Low-coordination and multiple-bonded compounds of heavier group 14 elements and organoelement chemistry of Group 13-14.

  • Supramolecular Chemistry

    Precise construction of functional molecules based on supramolecular chemistry, and exploration of their properties such as molecular recognition and selective reaction. Studies on supramolecular metal complexes utilizing organic ligands and metal ions.

  • Structural Biology and Chemistry

    Study of proteins in soft-tissue sarcoma, chromatin remodeling factors and a photosensing flavoprotein. Structural biology and chemistry using single-particle electron microscopy and its development.

  • Bioorganic Chemistry

    Isolation, structural elucidation, synthesis, and bioorganic studies of bioactive natural products. Design, synthesis and biological evaluation of novel biologically active molecules.

  • Medicinal Chemistry

    Drug discovery for controlling sleep/wakefulness, Synthesis of bioactive molecules, Studies of chemoselective reaction useful for drug discovery

Faculty members of the College of Chemistry

Molecular spectroscopy, especially development and application of linaer and nonlinear interface vibrational spectroscopy.
Development and control of synthetic organic reactions.
Structural biology and chemistry of proteins and nucleic acids.
Bioorganic chemistry of natural products.
Drug discovery based on synthetic organic chemistry
Bioinspired redox chemistry of metal complexes and porphyrins.
Material physics and chemistry of molecular assemblies.
Organoelement chemistry utilizing characteristic property of various elements.
Chemistry of microdroplet and liquid/liquid interface.
Creation of functional multi-nuclear metal clusters.
Associate Professor
Syntheses and Self-assembly of Functional Metal.
Synthesis and structure of heavier group 14 element compounds.
Environmental dynamics using stable/radio-isotopes.
Photochemical properties of mesoscopic structures.
Rational syntheses of low-dimensional molecule-based magnets and studies on specific physical properties.
Relaxation process of photo-excitation.
Development of organic synthesis reactions using transition metal elements.
Development of computational schemes for pKa value and redox potential in bio-molecules.
Synthesis, properties and functions of photoresponsive dendrimers.
Physical chemistry of molecular aggregates and inorganic materials.
Chemical biology on natural products based on the total synthesis
Reactive chemical heavier group 14 elements.
Metalloprotein functions and structure.
Assistant Professor
Synthetic study of bioactive natural products and structure-activity relationship.
Development of functional metal complexes and their application to photocatalytic reaction.
Molecular spectroscopy in solution and at interface.
Design and synthesis of supramolecular structures, construction of functional molecular system based on preciorganic synthesis and supramolecular chemistry.
Supramolecular metal complexes utilizing organic ligands and metal ions.
Molecular structure of interfaces investigated with nonlinear spectroscopy.
Structural biology for life science
Studies on the self-assemble mechanism of soft materials.
Synthetic Approach to Polycyclic Compounds.
Synthesis and arrangement of functional multinuclear metal complexes
Development of novel trace analytical method based on physical field.
Design and synthesis of low-coordinate and hypercoordinate organoelement compounds for new chemical transformations.
Study on the fate of radioactive substances in soil.
Structural analysis of disease related proteins