Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Ehime University
Research fields and staffs

Applied Chemistry

The development of science and technology has been giving us a lot of benefits. Chemistry is a field which has greatly contributed to the development. The advanced technology has often required the basic research. Therefore, the Course of Applied Chemistry covers a variety of chemical fields, working on various materials including metal compounds, inorganic and organic compounds, polymers, proteins etc, doing basic researches and their applications.
This course is divided into three fields, i.e.
(1) Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry
(2) Physical and Inorganic Chemistry
(3) Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering
Students are encouraged to master fundamental and advanced methodologies and be involved in the forefront studies in the above fields. The course yields researchers who engage in development of applied chemistry with the knowledge and technologies of chemistry.

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Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry

The Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry field is trying to contribute to the progress of the modern society by devising novel processes for material synthesis and creating new functional materials, based on the profound understanding and precise control of a variety of chemical reactions. Research groups in this field are attempting to newly develop such objectives as methodologies for organic and polymer synthesis, heteroatom- and transition-metal-catalyzed reactions, environmentalfriendly chemical processes, redox-active organic molecular materials, organic (super) conductors and materials derived from their multi-functinalization, and functional materials based on organic polymers.

Staffs and Research Fields
Development of new method for polymer synthesis
Eiji Ihara
Development of new synthetic methodologies using heteroatoms and transition metals
Minoru Hayashi
Development of organic molecular materials utilizing redox systems
Yohji Misaki
Development of new organic conductors and multi-functional materials
Takashi Shirahata
Development of polymer materials with well-controlled nanostructures
Tomomichi Itoh
Development of novel functional polymers
Hiroaki Shimomoto
Development of highly active metal catalysts
Hidetoshi Ohta

Physical and Inorganic Chemistry

The Physical and Inorganic Chemistry field is focusing to functional solid materials having nano- and mesostructures of inorganic and organic compounds, polymer, and their hybrid systems from the viewpoints of their fundamental physiochemical properties as well as their applications to catalysts, sensors, electronic devices, and so on. The subjects include the synthesis of mesoporous materials and the applications to catalysts and gas sensors, photoelectron spectroscopy of nanocarabons and organic-inorganic hybrid materials, development of polymer-based chemical sensors, preparation of noble organic nanoparticles and their applications, and liquidliquid extraction techniques of rare earth elements.

Staffs and Research Fields
Design of functional polymers and its application to a chemical sensor
Masanobu Matsuguchi
Laser fabrication and spectroscopy of noble organic nano-materials
Tsuyoshi Asahi
Syntheses and applications of meso- and microporous materials
Hidenori Yahiro
Study on separation technology of rare metals
Hiroshi Yamashita
Development of enviroument-friendly catalysts with transition metal complexes
Syuhei Yamaguchi
Development of gas sensors and catalysts using metal oxides
Hiroyuki Yamaura
Ultrafast time-resolved spectroscopy of photo-functional materials
Yukihide Ishibashi

Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering

There are research groups focusing on structurefunction relationships in biomolecules such as proteins and nucleic acids, methods for separation and wastewater treatment, plant biotechnology, protein engineering, and applications of protein production methods to synthetic biology and medicine.

Staffs and Research Fields
Functional proteomics using wheat cell-free system
Tatsuya Sawasaki
Reconstitution of protein synthesis
Kazuyuki Takai
Structural and functional analysis of plasmodial proteins
Eizo Takashima
Structures and functions of nucleic acids and proteins related to expression of genetic information
Hiroyuki Hori
Wastewater treatment, excess sludge disposal and solid liquid separation
※ Kenji Kawasaki
Technological development for antibody therapeutics
Hiroyuki Takeda
Functional analysis of membrane proteins
Akira Nozawa
Functional analysis of nucleic acids and nucleic acid-related proteins
Chie Tomikawa
Molecular analysis of viral immunity and inflammation
Hirotaka Takahashi
Mechanisms of host invasion by malaria parasite
Masayuki Morita

※Scheduled to retire in March,2023

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