Muroran Inst. Tech.
The Applied Chemistry Department is organized around three principal areas of teaching and research, Fundamental Chemistry, Bioengineering and Chemical Process Engineering.
|Fundamental Chemistry Chair|
|This chair covers all aspects of the various properties of materials, such as their existing states, composition, structure and reactions from a chemical aspect. Our focus is the theoretical design of new molecules based on quantum chemistry, and the synthesis of new materials with new functions offering potential applications in the fields of the environment, energy and electronics. Areas of research specialization include quantum chemistry, analytical science, reaction chemistry, electrochemistry, and synthetic organic chemistry. Research topics include: theory of electronic states, chemical recycling of plastics, development of highly reactive hydrodesulfurization catalysts, reaction mechanism of oxygen electrodes, and biomimetic synthesis of flavonoids.|
|This chair covers all aspects of biomimetic reaction theory, the design and development of bioreactors, the separation and refinement process using biochemical technology, microorganism engineering as the backbone of bioengineering, the production of useful materials using the most advanced cellular engineering, the investigation of the basic characteristics and expression of the vital functions of biopolymers, and synthesis of biologically interesting compounds. Areas of research specialization include: synthetic organic chemistry, electro-organic chemistry, microbial engineering and technology, biochemistry, and bioengineering. Research topics include: asymmetric synthesis of biologically active alkaloids, organic synthesis of electro-generated reactive species, microbial conversion of organic waste to bioremediation, oxidative phosphorylation of yeast mitochondria, thermophiles, molecular mechanisms of cell motility, and effective utilization of scallop shells.|
|Chemical Process Engineering Chair|
|This chair addresses all aspects of the transference of material, the energy and transformation systems associated with chemical reactions, engineering methods for the production of new functional materials, and the design, operation, control and maintenance of equipment for the production processes that yield useful materials. Areas of research specialization include: chemical reaction engineering (powder technology, environmental engineering), chemical equipment engineering (applied optical measurement, powder technology, chemical engineering, transport phenomena), and diffusion engineering (chemical engineering, powder technology, aerosol science and technology). Research topic include: crystallization, heat transfer, measurement of grain and powder materials by light waves, transport phenomena in non-Newtonian flows, production and characterization of graphite interaction compounds, and nucleation and growth of secondary particles formed from air-polluting gases by ultra-violet photoreaction under reduced pressure.|
Last update: 2005-04-30