Developing human- and environmentally-friendly technology by integrating chemistry and bioengineering
The 21st-century society aims at a harmonious coexistence between the Earth’s environment and life. The creation of new useful substances, the development of new energy systems, research into life phenomena and bioinformatics mechanisms are an indispensable science-technology basis. The Chemistry and Bioengineering department integrates the former chemistry and bioengineering department. We educate and research in the topics of human- and environmentally-friendly functional materials, chemical processes, and life form information. Through 2 years of study, students will learn a sufficient understanding of the foundations of substances in chemical and biological phenomena and their operating principles. We aim to foster internationally viable engineers equipped with a high level of expertise who have the skills to resolve complex, high-level problems. Our department consists of three courses: organic and polymer chemistry, inorganic and physical chemistry, and bioengineering. Individual research is proceeded and specialization will be acquired through collaboration with the courses.
Development and research of devices for the real-time observation of phase formation velocity and behavior near the surface
We are developing devices for the real-time observation of phase formation velocity and near-surface behavior. We aim to achieve electric, electrical field and magnetic responses which are unobtainable in the macroscopic world. In order to link this development to the next-generation devices, we control the blending, sequencing, and patterning of nanostructures with buildup techniques.
Searching for a taste-receptor molecular mechanism
The big picture of the molecular entities of the salty and sour taste receptor is still unknown. We are working on research to clarify it with molecular genetics-type methods and live imaging by using mice and nematodes.