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Materials and Molecular Engineering Major
Overview
Many of the interesting phenomena we see in our daily lives can be understood by the characteristics of molecules.
The Materials and Molecular Engineering Major is based on the concept of molecules, searching for ways to help our daily lives.

Lectures cover the development of dielectric polymers and new organic materials such as organic magnetic materials; development of catalyzers that convert carbon dioxide into methanol and other useful materials; development of new ceramics for high-temperature superconductivity and secondary batteries; development of high-purity, high-activity drug synthesis techniques using biofunctional materials with high response selectivity such as oxygen, and its application to biosensors; and investigation of the plant photosynthesis mechanism, which converts solar light 100% to electrical energy.

Chemistry is the basic science in investigating the flow of materials from molecule to polymers, solids, and organisms.
However, molecules are made from atoms and electrons, so you must have a firm understanding of quantum physics and material properties as well.

By offering education in materials and molecules with a sound background in basic sciences, students will become creative scientists with experience in engineering and science.
Curriculum
Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Chemical Thermodynamics, Solid State Physics, Biotechnology, Ceramics Technology, Fundamental Properties of Surfaces and Interfaces, Physics of Atoms and Molecules, Quantum Chemistry, Quantum Mechanics, Statistical Mechanics, Materials and Molecular Engineering Laboratory, Graduation Thesis Research, etc.
Laboratories
Akagi and Goto Laboratory (Professor: AKAGI Kazuo Assistant Professor: GOTO Hiromasa)
Electro- and photo-functions such as conductivity, magnetism, liquid crystallinity, optical chirality, and photoresponsivity; synthesis and properties of new conjugated polymers with helical structure or distinct form.

Kijima Laboratory(Assistant Professor: KIJIMA Masashi)
Design, synthesis, and characterization (conductive, luminescent, molecular arrangement and carbonizing properties) of conjugated polymers.

Kunimori and Tomishige Laboratory (Professor: KUNIMORI Kimio Assistant Professor: TOMISHIGE Kei-ichi)
Catalysis that removes environmental pollution materials; high-effeciency conversion process of recyclable biomass resources; synthesis of useful organic compounds from carbon dioxide.

Kojima Laboratory (Professor: KOJIMA Seiji)
Low molecular liquid-glass transition by broadband scattering and broadband dielectric spectroscopy; slow dynamics of dipolar glass, relaxor ferroelectrics.

Kobayashi Laboratory (Associate Professor: KOBAYSHI Masami)
Biodynamic chemistry. Physicochemistry of chlorophyll, the special key running plant photosynthesis. Basic research of photodynamic treatment for cancer using chlorophyll, which has few side-effects.

Suzuki Laboratory (Associate Professor: SUZUKI Hiroaki)
Application of micromachine technology to microbiosensors, chemical sensors, and other new biological and chemical devices.

Sumi-Okada Laboratory (Professor: SUMI Hitoshi Assistant Professor OKADA Akira)
Theory on dynamic processes of electrons and atoms in solids, liquids, and biological systems; elementary processes in optical response, chemical response, biological enzymatic reactions, etc.

Takano Laboratory (Associate Professor: TAKANO Kaoru)
Mechanisms of pressure-induced nucleation and crystal growth in systems of organic molecules, including proteins. Responses of human cells to high pressure, and its application to medical science.

Toshima-Hino Laboratory (Professor: TOSHIMA Nobuyuki Associate Professor: HINO Ken-ichi)
Collision dynamics of exotic atoms (antihydrogen, etc.) and atom processes in gas phase; theoretical study of properties in low-dimensional semiconductors (quantum well, superlattice, quantum dot).

Suzuki Shugo Laboratory (Associate Professor: SUZUKI Shugo)
Theoretical analysis of geometry and electronic structures of materials through high-precision calculation, and search for new functional materials. Focus on theoretical study of high-temperature superconductivity of light element solids.

Nakamura Laboratory (Associate Professor: NAKAMURA Junji)
Atomic scale study of the mechanism of catalytic reactions using surface science techniques, with focus on atomic level active site structure and intermediate reactivity.

Noguchi Laboratory (Associate Professor: NOGUCHI Takumi)
Spectroscopical research of photo sensitive proteins and metalloproteins. Focus on structures of proteins in photosynthesis, oxygen evolving systems in photosynthesis, and NO proteins, and analysis of its reactive mechanism by vibrational spectroscopy.

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