Department of Chemistry at Gakushuin University

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address: Gakushuin University, Mejiro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 171-8588, Japan

phone: 81-3-3986-0221 (Gakushuin Univeristy)

fax: 81-3-5992-1029 (Faculty of science)

Department chairman: Yoshiyuki Inaguma

Research groups and faculty members

Akaogi group Masaki Akaogi, Professor Hiroshi Kojitani, Research Associate
Akiyama group Takahiko Akiyama, Professor Keiji Mori, Research Associate
Inaguma group Yoshiyuki Inaguma, Professor Daisuke Mori, Research Associate
Ishii group Kikujiro Ishii, Professor Hideyuki Nakayama, Research Associate
Iwata group Koichi Iwata, Professor Tomohisa Takaya, Research Associate
Kohno group Jun-ya Kohno, Associate Professor Mariko Nagasaka, Research Associate
Mochida group Kunio Mochida, Professor Hidekazu Arii, Research Associate
Muramatsu group Yasuyuki Muramatsu, Professor Takeshi Ohno, Research Associate
Nakamura group - Shinichi Sato, Research Associate

Overview of the Department of Chemisty

The Department of Chemisty covers three basic area of chemistry: Physical, Organic and Inorganic chemistry, in both education and research. We have 18 faculty members (9 full, or associate, professors and 9 research associates) with advanced degrees, active in these basic area of chemistry. There are currently about 220 undergraduate students (of whom 96 female).

In the today's science world environmental problems, development of new functional materials, and biotechnology are the main concern. Our research field is stressed on these important field in science. However, the concept of our department, since its establishment in nineteen forties, is that the basics are essential in education. As it appears in the name of the department, we insist on "chemistry" rather than "applied chemistry", prevailing in most private universities in Japan.

From the 1st to the 3rd year students take courses on fundamental chemistry, physics and mathematics, together with the general studies such as language, law, economics, history, arts, etc. In addition they have to take training courses on manufacturing techniques such as glass blowing, machine-shop work, technical drawing etc., which prove to be powerful tools when they proceed to the final year and want to develop their own instruments for their thesis work.

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Last modified: October 29, 2013

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