KANSAI UNIVERSITY

関西大学

Chemistry, Materials and Bioengineering Major
Chemistry and Materials Engineering

Metallic Materials Design

Professor
IKEDA Masahiko

website

hikoik @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Development of cost affordable titanium alloys for health-care and medical applications
② Development of Tin, Sn alloys for Lead, Pb free solder

Key Words

Titanium Alloys, Tin Alloys, Ubiquitous Metallic Elements, Low Cost and Price, Aging Behavior, Phase Transformation, Mechanical Properties

Applications

Health-care Applications (e.g. Wheel-chair), Medical Applications, Sport Goods, Automobile

Metallic Materials Design

Professor
UEDA Masato

website

m-ueda @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Low temperature synthesis of inorganic films.
② Control of bioactivity in metallic and inorganic materials.
③ Photochemical reaction in nano-ordered structure and improvement of light energy conversion efficiency.

Key Words

Ceramics, Composites, Surface Modification, Morphological Control, Hydrothermal Synthesis, Phase Transformation, Electron Microscope, EBSD

Applications

Biomaterials, Biomedical Applications, Solar Cells, Photocatalysts, Photoelectrode, Sensors

Metallic Materials Proccessing

Professor
TAKENAKA Toshihide

website

ttakenak @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Innovative production process of rare-metals
② Progressive recycling process of rare-metals
③ Chemical phenomena in high temperature medium
④ Improvement of lifetime of rare-metals

Key Words

Rare-metal, Titanium, Magnesium, Lithium, Calcium, Nuclear Waste, Refining, Recycle, Energy Reduction, Molten Salt, High-temperature Chemistry

Applications

Metal Production, Metal Recycling

Metallic Materials Proccessing

Professor
NISHIMOTO Akio

akionisi @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Surface modification of metallic materials
② Preparation of functional materials by spark plasma sintering
③ Metallographic investigation on bonding of dissimilar materials

Key Words

Plasma-nitriding, Active Screen Plasma Nitriding (ASPN), Diffusion-coating, CVD, Stainless Steel, Pulsed Electric Current Sitering (PECS), Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS), Ceramics, Metal, Bonding, DLC

Applications

Materials Science and Engineering, Automotive Parts, Power Industry, Hard Coating Parts, Industrial Parts

Metallic Materials Proccessing

Professor
HOSHIYAMA Yasuhiro

hosiyama @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Development of Rapidly Solidified Composite Deposits
② Development of Low Environmental Load Type Casting
③ Surface Modification of Metallic Materials

Key Words

Plasma Spraying, Casting, Plasma Nitriding, Rapid Solidification, Composite Deposit, Frozen Mold, Full Mold, Precipitate, Stainless Steel, Cast Iron

Applications

Automobile Parts, Industrial Machine Parts, Machine Tools

Metallic Materials Proccessing

Professor
MARUYAMA Toru

tmaru @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Castings (Full mold process, Investment casting)
② Alloy design of cast iron, steel, aluminum alloy, copper alloy, and zinc alloy
③ Design for fire refining
④ Thermal spray (Spray materials, Blasting)

Key Words

Castings, Full Mold Process, Investment Casting, Cast Iron, Steel, Bronze, Alloy Design, Fire Refining, Thermal Spray, Wetting at High Temperature Melt

Applications

Castings, Thermal Spraying, Vehicle, Plumbing Products, Rail, Ship, Aircraft, Industrial Machine, Production of Metallic Material

Metallic Materials Proccessing

Associate Professor
MORISHIGE Taiki

website

tmorishi @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Grain refinement processings of light metal alloys
② Friction stir welding of dissimilar metals and alloys
③ Development of corrosion resistance of Mg alloys
④ Refining process of Mg alloys

Key Words

Aluminum alloys, Magnesium alloys, Microstructure, Friction stir welding, Friction stir processing, Severe plastic deformation, Thermomechanical processing, Recycling process

Applications

Structural materials for transportation industries

Metallic Inorganic Materials Properties

Professor
ARACHI Yoshinori

arachi @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Crystal structure and physical properties of inorganic materials for rechargeable batteries.
② Electronic structure of transition metal oxides.

Key Words

Ionic Conductor, Li-ion Secondary Battery, Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, Layered Compounds, Stabilized Zirconia, Crystal Structure Analysis, X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy, Ab-initio Electronic Structure Calculation

Applications

Processing of Ceramics, Battery, Sensor

Metallic Inorganic Materials Properties

Professor
KOZUKA Hiromitsu

website

kozuka @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Science on the sol-gel coating technique for fabricating ceramic, glass and organic-inorganic hybrid thin films
② Modification of the sol-gel coating technique for improving the properties of thin film products and enhancing the reality in processing

Key Words

Ceramics, Glasses, Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Materials, Coating, Thin Films, Sol-Gel Method

Applications

Ferroelectrics, Dielectrics, Reflective and Anti- Reflective Coatings, Wear-Resistant and Anti- Scratching Coatings, Photoelectrodes for Wet-Type Solar Cells, Photonic Devicest

Metallic Inorganic Materials Properties

Professor
TAKESHITA Hiroyuki T.

website

h-take @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Development of new hydrogen storage materials
② Analysis of phase transition and crystal structure
③ Evaluation of electronic structure of materials
④ Thermodynamic and kinetic analyses of gas-solid reaction

Key Words

Hydrogen, Hydrogen Storage Materials, Intermetallic Compound, Phase Diagram, X-ray Diffraction, Rietveld Analysis, Density Functional Theory

Applications

Automobiles, Energy and Environment, Battery, Heat Pump, Refrigeration, Sensor, Purification and Separation of Gas, Catalyst, Nuclear Power

Metallic Inorganic Materials Properties

Professor
HARUNA Takumi

haruna @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Development of the metallic materials exhibiting high corrosion resistance
② Development of evaluation techniques for susceptibility to corrosion of metals
③ Development of intelligent metal surfaces

Key Words

Stainless Steels, Carbon Steels, Ti Alloys, Al Alloys, Corrosion, Environment-assisted Cracking, Hydrogen Embrittlement, Electrochemistry, Surface Modification

Applications

Chemical and Petroleum Industry, Automobile Industry, Medical Industry, Nuclear and the Other Power Industry, Electric and IT Industry

Metallic Inorganic Materials Properties

Associate Professor
UCHIYAMA Hiroaki

website

h_uchi @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Science on the self-organization and self-assembly for fabricating nanostructured inorganic materials
② Science on the growth inorganic crystals in solutions for morphological control of inorganic materials

Key Words

Functional Metal Oxides, Nanostructured Materials, Solution Process, Patterning, Sol-Gel Method, Crystal Growth

Applications

Photoelectrodes for Wet-Type Solar Cells, Photonic Devices, Electrodes for Batteries

Metallic Inorganic Materials Properties

Associate Professor
KONDO Ryota

website

rkondo @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Metal based hydrogen storage materials
② Materials for medium scale hydrogen storage
③ Hydrogen related devices

Key Words

Hydrogen, Magnesium, Titanium, Catalysts

Applications

Hydrogen storage materials, Selective hydrogen separator, Hydrogen sensor, actuator, motor

Inorganic and Physical Chemistry

Professor
AOTA Hiroyuki

aota @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Artificial photosynthesis
② Molecular wire

Key Words

Photosynthesis, Molecular Wire, Pi-conjugated Polymer

Applications

Solar Cell, Molecular Computer, Semiconductor

Inorganic and Physical Chemistry

Professor
ISHIKAWA Masashi

Research Topics

① Advanced materials for electrochemical supercapacitors
② Advanced materials for rechargeable batteries
③ Physical chemistry and kinetics of electrode reactions

Key Words

Supercapacitor, Electric Double Layer Capacitor, Rechargeable Lithium Battery, Ionic Liquid, Nanomaterial, Satellite, Electrolyte, Anode, Cathode

Applications

Electric Vehicle, Hybrid Electric Vehicle, Power Supply, Aerospace, Battery, Renewable Energy, Satellite

Inorganic and Physical Chemistry

Professor
KAWASAKI Hideya

hkawa @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Metal nanoparticles and metal nanoclusters: synthesis and characterization
② Nanomaterial Applications: electronics, catalysis, biomedical
③ Nanomaterials for analytical chemistry

Key Words

Colloid and Interface Science, Metal Nanoparticles, Nanostrucutured Surfaces

Applications

Catalysis, Emulsification, Coating Material, Cosmetic Product, Luminescence Material, Electrical Conducting Material, Battery Material, Simple Examination Kit

Inorganic and Physical Chemistry

Associate Professor
YAMAGATA Masaki

Research Topics

① Extreme-environment Monitoring System
② Material Science in Extreme-Environment
③ Ionic Liquids and their Functional Devices

Key Words

Extreme-Environment, Monitoring System, Power System, Ionic Liquid

Applications

Satellite, Space Science, High-durability devices

Organic Chemistry

Professor
OBORA Yasushi

website

obora @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Development of new homogeneous catalysis and organometallic chemistry
② Development of new synthetic organic reactions using transition-metal catalysts.

Key Words

Homogeneous Catalyst, Synthetic Chemistry, Organic Transformation, Transition-metal, Ligand Modification, Organometallic Chemistry

Applications

Industrial-scale Organic Synthesis from Mass Feedstock, Selective and Active Catalysis in Organic Synthesis

Organic Chemistry

Professor
SAKAGUCHI Satoshi

satoshi @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Ligand design for asymmetric organic transformations
② Development of a new transition metal-catalyzed organic reaction

Key Words

Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Asymmetric Catalytic Reaction, N-Heterocyclic Carbene, Ligand Design, Catalyst, Enantioselective Organic Transformation, Organometallics, Transition Metals, Organocatalysis

Applications

Chemical Industry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Material Science, Organic Chemistry, Medical Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

Professor
TANAKA Koichi

Research Topics

① Novel Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOF) for Asymmetric Catalysis and Enantiomer Separation
② Novel Chiral Schiff Base Macrocycles for Chiral Recognition and Asymmetric Catalyst
③ Organic Photochromic Crystals

Key Words

Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOF), Asymmetric Catalysis, Enantiomer Separation, Chiral Schiff Base Macrocycles, Chiral Recognition

Applications

Chemical Industry, Pharmaceutical and Agricultural, Green Chemstry

Organic Chemistry

Professor
NISHIYAMA Yutaka

website

nishiya @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Development of new synthetic and catalytic reactions
② Development of new organic functional materials including heteroatom

Key Words

Carbon Monoxide, Carbonylation, Reduction, Sulfur, Selenium, Heteroatom Compounds, Lanthanoid Compounds, Transition Metal Compounds, Organic Functional Materials

Applications

Organosynthetic Reactions

Organic Chemistry

Associate Professor
UMEDA Rui

website

Research Topics

① Development of synthesis of novel polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
② Prediction of physical properties and design of molecules based on computational chemistry

Key Words

Organic Synthetic Chemistry, Structural Organic Chemistry, π-Conjugated Compounds

Applications

Organic Reaction, Organic Functional Materials, Organic Electronics

Organic Chemistry

Associate Professor
YANO Masafumi

myano @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Design, Synthesis and properties of redox-active organic compounds with triarylamine units
② Design synthesis of novel lanthanide complexes

Key Words

Triarylamine, Catitonradical, High-spin Molecule, Organic Synthesis, Electrochemistry, Lanthanides

Applications

Novel Magnet, Molecular Electronics

Polymer Chemistry

Professor
KUDO Hiroto

website

kudoh @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Synthesis of cage-molecule by dynamic covalent chemistry mechanism
② Synthesis of cyclic polymers by ring-expansion polymerization
③ Development of next-generation resist materials
④ Development of high or low-refractive index materials
⑤ Development of UV or thermal curing materials

Key Words

Dynamic covalent chemistry, polymer synthesis, cyclic polymer, refractive-index, curing material, resist

Applications

Resist material, UV curing material, thermal curing material, high or low refractive index material

Polymer Chemistry

Professor
SANDA Fumio

website

sanda @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Development of transition metal catalysts, and the application to conjugated polymer synthesis
② Design and synthesis of optically active polymers
③ Synthesis of stimuli-responsive polymers

Key Words

Transition Metal Catalyzed Polymerization, Organometallic Complex, Living Polymerization, Conjugated Polymer, Helical Polymer, Optically Active Polymer, Stimuli-Responsive Polymer

Applications

Photoelectric Materials, Chiral Separation Materials, Asymmetric Induction Catalysts, Molecular Sensor

Polymer Chemistry

Professor
HARADA Miyuki

Research Topics

① High thermal conductive epoxy network polymers
② High thermal resistance and fracture toughness epoxy network polymers
③ High insulation resistance nano composites

Key Words

Thermosetting Polymers, Epoxy Resins, Liquid Crystals, Mesogenic Groups, Self-organization Polymer Nanocomposites

Applications

Electrical Encapsulation Materials, Adhesives, Paints

Biomaterials Chemistry

Professor
IWASAKI Yasuhiko

website

yasu.bmt @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Synthesis and characterization of well defined bio-inspired polymers
② Surface modification of biomedical devices with biocompatible polymers

Key Words

Polymer Synthesis, Surface Modification, Biocompatibility, Bio-inspired Polymers, Biointerface, Non-fouling Surface, Biomaterials

Applications

Medical Devices, Diagnostic Devices, Biosensor Applications, Cell Culture, Separation of Biosubstances Drug Delivery System

Biomaterials Chemistry

Professor
OHYA Yuichi

website

yohya @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① The synthesis of biodegradable smart materials and their application in biomedical fields
② Synthesis of biodegradable polymers for regenerative medicine and drug delivery systems

Key Words

Biomaterials, Biodegradable Materials, Injectable Polymer, Polylactide, Tissue Engineering, Drug Delivery System, DNA, Molecular Organization, Supramolecular Chemistry

Applications

Medical Polymers, Regenerative Medicine, Drug Delivery System, Biodegradable Plastics, Nanotechnology, DNA Detection System, Molecular Device

Biomaterials Chemistry

Professor
KUZUYA Akinori

website

kuzuya @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Construction of nanostructures made of DNA
② Fusion of DNA and functional nanomaterial
③ Single molecule imaging of bio-oriented supramolecules

Key Words

DNA, Nucleic Acids Chemistry, Molecular Devices, Nanotechnology, Nanobiotechnology, Single Molecule

Applications

Sensing and Diagnostics, Electronics

Biomaterials Chemistry

Professor
TAMURA Hiroshi

Research Topics

① Development of biomaterials using natural polymers, especially chitin and chitosan
② Fabrication of natural polymers for fiber, film to develop several materials

Key Words

Natural Polymer, Polysaccharides, Chitin, Chitosan, Gelatin, Biodegradability, Anti-bacterial, Biomaterials, Fiber Spinning, Fabrication, Bacterial Cellulose, Alginate

Applications

Biomaterials, Biodegradable Materials, Fiber, Cosmetics, Anti-bacterial Materials, Functional Foods, Packaging Materials

Biomaterials Chemistry

Professor
HIRANO Yoshiaki

website

yhirano @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Peptide based biomaterials for tissue engineering
② Peptide Scaffold for Regenerative Medicine
③ Design of Peptide-polymer hydrid materials

Key Words

Biomaterial, Tissue Engineering, Cell Scaffold, Amino Acid, Peptide, Protein, Secondary Structure, β-sheet Peptide, Extracellular Matrix, Self-assembly, Biosensor

Applications

Biomaterials, Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine

Biomaterials Chemistry

Professor
FURUIKE Tetsuya

furuike @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Synthesis of glycocluster compounds from unused resource
② Synthesis of carbohydrates based on sustainable chemistry

Key Words

Oligosaccharide, Bioactive Sugar, Glycodendrimer, Glycocluster Compound, Nanomaterial, Ionic Liquid, Environmental Material, Sustainable Chemistry

Applications

Glycodrug, Biodegradable Material, Environmental- Conscious Synthetic Process, Biomedical Material, Environmental Depuration

Biomaterials Chemistry

Professor
MIYATA Takashi

tmiyata @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Polymer Gels
② Biomaterials
③ Membranes and Films
④ Surface Science
⑤ Bio-inspired Materials

Key Words

Functional Polymers, Gels, Membranes, Biomedical Polymers, Smart Polymers, Intelligent Materials, Biomimetic Materials, Nano materials, Bio-inspired Materials, Surface Science

Applications

Biomaterials, Sensors, Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, Environment- and Energy-related Applications

Biomaterials Chemistry

Associate Professor
KAKINOKI Sachiro

website

sachiro @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Artificial extracellular matrix
② Biofunctionalization of material surface
③ Structural analysis of artificial peptides and proteins

Key Words

Biomaterials, Peptide and Protein Science, Genetically-engineered Protein, Tissue Engineering, Artificial Organ, Surface Modification, Bioinspired Materials

Applications

Biomedical Materials, Sensors, Nanotechnology,
Biotechnology

Biomaterials Chemistry

Associate Professor
KAWAMURA Akifumi

website

akifumi @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Polymer Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications
② Functional Soft Materials
③ Functional Materials Using Polymer Self-assembly

Key Words

Soft Matter Polymer Synthesis, Functional Polymers, Supramolecular Chemistry, Self-assembly, Biomaterials

Applications

Biomedical Materials, Sensors, Nanotechnology, Biotechnology

Biofunctional Molecular Chemistry

Professor
NAKABAYASHI Yasuo

yasuon @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① The application of metal complexes as anticancer drugs
② The evaluation of metal complexes as mediators for biosensors

Key Words

Metal Complex, DNA, Anticancer Drug, Photodynamic Therapy, Active Oxygen, Mediator, Biosensor

Applications

Chemotherapeutic and Photochemotherapeutic Agents, Biological Inorganic Chemistry, Medical and Analytical Application, Bioelectrochemistry, Construction of Glucose Sensor

Biofunctional Molecular Chemistry

Professor
YAJIMA Tatsuo

t.yajima @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① Studies of noncovalent interactions between molecules
② Clarification and applications of noncovalent interaction supported by metal ions
③ Syntheses and preparations of optical active amino acids by optical resolutions with crystallization
④ Development of novel methods for optical resolutions using metal complexes

Key Words

Molecular Recognition, Noncovalent Interaction, Optical Resolution, Asymmetric Transformation, Amino Acids, Racemization, Epimerization, Preferential Crystallization, Replacing Crystallization, Metal Complex, pH Titration, Solution Equilibrium

Applications

Syntheses and Preparations of Precursors for Medicines, Pesticides, Cosmetics, and Food Additives

Biofunctional Molecular Chemistry

Associate Professor
NAKAI Misaki

nakai @kansai-u.ac.jp

Research Topics

① The development of photosensitizer for pohotodynamic therapy
② Synthetic sugar metal complexes as therapeutic and diagnostic agents

Key Words

Photodynamic Therapy, Diagnostic Drug, Insulinmimetic Drug, Sugar Linked Complex

Applications

The Development of Medical Metal Complexes

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