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"Applied Chemistry"studies a
wide range of materials and
reaction processes from electron
and molecules to biochemistry
and life science, fulfilling its
role as a contributor to the
health and prosperity for our
lives and global environment.
The objective of our program is to produce
creative specialists who can handle molecules
and chemicals with versatility.
Applied chemistry endeavors to design molecules and
chemicals that sustain human lives and societies by making
precision syntheses and rendering its formulations into
tangible, usable form. It also establishes their application
methods, assembling reaction processes so as to be able
to make a positive contribution to society.
"Applied Chemistry" majors learn not only about topics
germane to their field of specialization, such as ceramics,
plastics, energy conversions,foodstuffs, medicines, electronic
materials, etc.; their education will familiarize them with
the broad concerns of chemistry and related knowledge,
such as the world of atoms and molecules, biochemistry,
life science, and global environmental issues. In addition,
they will receive a multifaceted and comprehensive
education that combines the study of chemical reactions,
molecular structures and properties of compounds with
the development of the necessary knowledge and intuitive
understanding of chemical engineering subjects such as
manufacturing process design. The department of applied
chemistry offers an industrial chemistry course and a
chemical engineering course, promoting human resources
rich in creativity to meet the demands of society.
With the contents of the undergraduate education
as groundwork, and through advanced learning and
experimental research training across a broad range of
subjects from molecular science to chemical engineering,
the graduate program develops talented scholars who will
assume leadership roles in the various fields of applied
chemistry. Students anticipate their roles as individuals
and members of society, by taking part in pioneering
academic research in fine syntheses and preparation, the
improvement of functional material properties, and the
advanced technologies needed to manipulate them freely.
Students also participate in pioneering research, seminars,
and research presentation. They also have access to cutting-
edge analytical instruments such as high-resolution NMR
spectrometers, X-ray diffractometers and spectrometers,
and various electron microscopes, and make use of fully
equipped research facilities and instruments, such as
the Materials, Characterization Central Laboratory, the
Laboratory for Materials Science and Technology, and
the High Tech Research Center.
A number of distinguished students have taken advantage
of provisions that allow graduate students to leap ahead
after the first year into the doctoral program and complete
the doctoral program in two years instead of three.
The major in Applied Chemistry is divided into the
following seven subdivisions. The curriculum of
"Inorganic Chemistry"is based on inorganic
solid-state chemistry and inorganic synthetic chemistry.
Students develop research skills as they learn to establish
techniques of synthesizing advanced inorganic materials,
analyzing their structures, and evaluating their physical
In the field of"Polymer Chemistry",
students systematically study polymer compounds and
physical properties, plastic, fiber and rubber materials as
well as the newly evolved fields of polymer science and
engineering such as organic electrons and spin
functions, artificial blood.
In "Catalytic Chemistry" students systematically
study the basic theories of catalysis, while
researching the relationship between the structures,
properties, and the mechanism of catalytic reactions. In
particular, a main focus is on catalysis in heterogeneous
systems, to educate students in developing or renovating
chemical processes in environmentally benign ways.
Research objectives in "Applied Biochemistry"
are mainly the development of efficient production
systems of useful substances by utilizing microorganisms
or enzymes. Also in progress is research on useful
microorganism molecular variation technology such as
genetic engineering and cellular fusion and green
"Chemical Engineering" is organized into three
biochemical engineering, and environmental chemical
engineering; 2) Chemical engineering involving human
bodily systems for medical applications such as artificial
kidneys and lungs; 3) Separation chemical engineering,
including crystallization and solid treatment.
In "Synthetic Organic Chemistry" students
gain knowledge about technologies and theories of the
newest synthetic organic chemistry, as they conduct
in total synthesis and molecular design of bioactive
substances such as carbohydrates, steroid hormones,
antibiotics, enzyme inhibitors, development of transition
metal complexes, and asymmetrical syntheses.
"Applied Physical Chemistry" relies on
electrochemistry and surface chemistry as its backbone,
and attempts to create novel thin film materials for
advanced electronic devices such as ultra high density
data storage devices, high energy density batteries,
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The undergraduate and graduate programs of applied
chemistry are linked together, so in a typical year about
seventy percent of undergraduates continue their studies
in graduate school. Close to twenty percent of the graduate
students become doctoral candidates and receive a Doctorate
of Engineering degree. Half of our alumni find employment
in chemistry-related industries, such as machinery,
electronics, foodstuffs, or pharmaceuticals, where they
make the most of their specialized education.
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