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Department of Nanoscience

Use the training you will receive in engineering fundamentals to set your own goals and following your interests.  Choose among our three departments and set your sights on becoming an engineer through the study of nanotechnology.

Education System

Discover tomorrow's technology by studying today's most advanced - nanotechnology.

Advanced Materials Science

The nurture of engineers to meet the needs of the 21st century by performing applied research and discovering amazing novel materials.

  • Principal Areas of Study: Specializing in creating novel materials.  To create the highly functional, “future materials” demanded by the 21st century society, we are challenging development of novel nanomaterials such as organic electroluminescent (EL) materials, biomaterials, electromagnetic nanomaterials, and pharmaceuticals by observing and analyzing them at nano- and mesoscopic levels.

"Areas of Faculty Research"

  • Professor Taizo Hatta: Development of Novel Functional Molecules for Organic Semiconductors (EL and Solar Cell Materials), Pharmaceuticals, and Artificial Receptors on the Basis of Organic Synthesis
  • Professor Ryuichi Tomoshige: Nano-Structural Analysis of Crystalline Inorganic Material by Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)
  • Assistant Professor Keiji Mizuki: Development of the Novel Fluorescent Reagents

Environmental Science

The nurture of engineers to take on the problems of resource management, recycling, and the preventing environmental pollution.

  • Principal Areas of Study: Specializing in improvement in the environmental problems.
    For studying environmental measurement methods and the relationships between industry, lifestyle and environmental problems. For investigating removal and decomposition of pollutants. Developement of new technolopgy used highly functional ecomaterials and recycling systems for the creation of an environmentally focused society

"Areas of Faculty Research"

  • Associate Professor Kazutoshi Ikenaga: Microwave-Nanoparticle Catalyzed Degradation with Low Environment Burden of Waste Plastics
  • Associate Professor Masashi Nishida: Study of Functional Characteristics of Cyclic Ligands and Application to Separation and Analytical Chemistry

Applied Biosciences

The nurture of engineers to create nanosystems by developing catalysts, separating agents, and medical supplies.

  • Principal Areas of Study: Specializing in creating nanosystems.
    Using living systems for inspiration, we focus on developing highly functional materials, energy conversion processes, biosensors, disease diagnosis systems, and new materials.

"Areas of Faculty Research"

  • Professor Seiji Shinkai: Research interests focus on host-guest chemistry, molecular recognition, sugar sensing, allosteric functions, organogels, sol-gel transcription, polysaccharide-polynucleotide interactions, etc.
  • Professor Akihiro Sakoguti: Molecular Imprint Method For Constructing Functional Nanospaces
  • Assistant Professor Shun-ichi Tamaru: Research interest focuses on the development of nano device based on molecular recognition, molecular assembling, and molecular hybridization.

Characteristic Researches of Department of Nanoscience

Development of function nano bio devices on the basis of self assembling, molecular recognition

All living organisms, from microbes to mammals, are composed of huge variety of chemical substances. Proteins, for example, are the most abundant and functionally diverse molecules in organisms. More than 20,000 different proteins have been found in nature. Virtually every life process depends on this class of molecules. This gives one an important clue for the design of new class of nano-devices that contribute to the progress of research relating to nanotechnology, pharmacology, engineering, etc. We aim to develop the functional nano-devices utilizing biomolecules such as proteins, sugars, nucleic acids, based on the biomimetic or bio-inspired strategies.

Development of function nano bio devices on the basis of self assembling, molecular recognition

Acquisition of international patent for the development of blue, strongly fluorescent molecule "TAI"

Electroluminescence (EL) is an optical phenomenon and an electrical one in which a material emits light in response to an electric current passed through it, or to a strong electric field. Organic EL molecules has attracted much attention, since it is one of the most promising materials for the realization of next-generation flat panel display systems composed of EL devices.
We have been investigating the syntheses and properties of novel fluorescent molecules for the purpose of developing novel organic light-emitting materials in EL devices and have received international patent for blue, strongly fluorescent triaryl-substituted imidazoles (TAI).

Acquisition of international patent for the development of blue, strongly fluorescent molecule

Facility and Equipment Application

Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)

Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)

The TEM forms an image by diffraction of electron beam on a crystal lattice plane, allowing us to observe atom arrangements and analyze crystal structures of a novel compound. It is equipped with Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscope (EDS), which can analyze quantitatively constituent elements in the compound. It is settled at our Research Center for Advances in Impact Engineering.

X-Ray Nano-structure Analysis System for Functional Materials

X-Ray Nano-structure Analysis System for Functional Materials

Analysis System for Functional Materials

Analysis System for Functional Materials

Superconducting Fourier Transform Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectrometers

Superconducting Fourier Transform Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectrometers

Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP) Atomic Emission Spectrometer

Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP) Atomic Emission Spectrometer

Mass Spectrometers : MALDI-TOF/TOF and TypeDouble-focusing Type (El, CI, FAB)

Mass Spectrometers : MALDI-TOF/TOF and TypeDouble-focusing Type (El, CI, FAB)

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