Department of Applied Chemistry and Biochemical Engineering

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The Department of Applied Chemistry and Biochemical Engineering targets the learning of environmental chemistry and chemical systems for creating environment-conscious high-performance products, and a fusion study of applied chemistry and biochemical engineering for manufacturing technology based on biological materials. By promoting engineering applications based on chemistry, we aim to foster students' abilities to become social leaders in research, development, and system architecture.
The first and second years are devoted to the acquisition of fundamental skills (e.g. mathematics, physics, and basic chemistry) required in the future study of applied chemistry and biochemical engineering. After the second year, laboratory work and exercises in each course are introduced to strengthen expertise. The fourth year is for learning specialized knowledge and skills through laboratory seminars and graduate research.


Course of Applied Chemistry

Acquiring problem-solving skills based on chemistry to realize a prosperous society in harmony with the environment

International exchanges have advanced remarkably in recent years as the world faces an intense need to improve manufacturing reliability through technological innovation and make beneficial contributions to environmental sustainability. Thus, chemical scientists and engineers face many future challenges in the conservation of the global environment, invention of sustainable energy, and the advancement of innovative green technology.
There is a growing global demand for highly skilled personnel with advanced technical knowledge of the principles of material handling, who also have the professional expertise needed to create eco-industrial synergies that will shape the future of an environmentally sustainable society.
The course of Applied Chemistry aims to provide deep understanding of fundamental principles that govern the nature of chemical reactions and facilitate challenges to design and create fine chemicals that benefit society.
The undergraduate and graduate programs provide rigorous education in interdisciplinary areas of applied chemistry and chemical engineering, with a focus on manufacturing science and technology for the sustainable coexistence of humans, nature, and Earth. Students are encouraged through practical experience and academic courses to learn how to design and create environmentally friendly chemical processes, as well as extend their knowledge of handling advanced green technologies and building ideal chemical systems for the future.
Academic/Field of Study
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Environmental Catalyst Chemistry
  • Polymer Science
  • Quantum Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Optical Functions/Electrochemistry
  • Mass Transfer Phenomena
Broadening the academic foundation in the Course of Applied Chemistry

Course of Chemical and Bioengineering

Cultivating human resources capable of developing new biotechnology, with an education that integrates chemistry and bioengineering

In the 21st century, bio-related fields have been attracting much attention, with high expectations for sustainable and eco-friendly biotechnology from the perspective of moving away from fossil resources. In particular, the production of energy resources and raw materials for chemical products is expected to flourish through green biotechnology.
Active participation in these new fields not only requires knowledge of biology, but also a deep understanding of chemical reactions, chemical properties of biomolecules, and engineering process design. To this end, we have organized research groups in the fields of chemical biology, biomaterials, and bioprocesses. In addition to basic chemistry, our course incorporates biotechnologies such as biochemistry, biofunctional molecular engineering, enzyme engineering, microbial engineering, and biochemical engineering.
Through academic education and research, we develop human resources who can face the challenges of “manufacturing from living organisms” by acquiring development capabilities for new biotechnology that fuses chemistry and bioengineering.
Academic/Field of Study
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Macromolecular Science
  • Functional Materials Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Process Engineering
  • Biomolecular Chemistry
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Cell Engineering
Applied bioengineering to benefit society

After Graduation

Nearly 100% employment rate in a wide range of industries

Approximately 60% of students in the Department of Applied Chemistry & Biochemical Engineering move on to the graduate school and learn cutting-edge science and technology.
Applied Chemistry & Biochemical Engineering provides fundamental knowledge and related skills necessary for a wide range of industries; e.g. chemical industry, oil industry, polymer and textile industry, food industry, printing industry, steel- and non-ferrous metal industry, electronic and communication industry, medical and pharmaceutical industry, human services industry, environmental industry, transport industry, information and communication industry, and photonics industry. Graduates are expected to assume important roles in leading companies around Hamamatsu, Tokai, and elsewhere.
We are proud that we have a nearly 100% rate of employment for graduates of the Department of Applied Chemistry & Biochemical Engineering.
Major Employers of Our Recent Graduates (2019-2021)
  • Chubu Electric Power Company,Incorporated
  • EBARA Foods Industry,Inc.
  • Lion Corporation
  • Meiji Co., Ltd.
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
  • Nippon Light Metal Company, Ltd.
  • Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
  • Sumitomo Chemical Engineering Co.,Ltd.
  • Sumitomo Riko Company Limited
  • TOYODA GOSEI Co., Ltd.
  • Yamaha Motor Co.,Ltd.
Available qualifications
  • Person in charge of handling poisonous and deleterious substances
  • Handler of Class A Hazardous Materials (eligible to take the exam after graduation)
  • Associate professional engineer (students who have completed the JABEE accredited program in their department can acquire it only by registering)
  • Professional engineer (students who have completed the JABEE accredited program in their department are exempt from the first examination)


Course of Applied Chemistry
  • Professor

    Choji Fukuhara

    Catalytic Chemistry, Chemical Reaction Engineering
  • Professor

    Chang Yi Kong

    Supercritical Fluid, Transfer Phenomenon
  • Professor

    Masaki Takahashi

    Organic Photochemistry
  • Professor

    Yasumasa Tomita

    Inorganic Solid State Chemistry
  • Professor

    Hajime Torii

    Physical Chemistry, Molecular Spectroscopy, Theoretical Chemistry
  • Professor

    Kazumasa Ueda

    Organic Chemistry of Materials
  • Associate Professor

    Yoshiumi Kohno

    Porous Materials, Photocatalysis
  • Associate Professor

    Akinori Maezawa

    Chemical Engineering, Environmental Preservation
  • Associate Professor

    Keiko Miyabayashi

    Inorganic Nanostructured Materials
  • Associate Professor

    Izumi Okajima

    Supercritical Fluid Engineering
  • Associate Professor

    Tetsuya Sengoku

    Organic Chemistry, Natural Product Synthesis
  • Associate Professor

    Kaoru Takeishi

    Catalytic Chemistry, Clean Fuel and Energy
  • Associate Professor

    Yuji Tatemoto

    Drying Technology, Powder Technology
  • Associate Professor

    Ryo Watanabe

    Catalytic Chemistry, Chemical Reaction Engineering
  • Lecturer

    Takahiko Moteki

    Zeolite Science, Porous Materials
  • Assistant Professor

    Keisuke Fujimoto

    Organic chemistry, Photochemistry
  • Assistant Professor

    Yukichi Kitamura

    Theoretical Chemistry, Computational Chemistry
Course of Chemical and Bioengineering
  • Professor

    Hiroyuki Futamata

    Applied Environmental Microbiology
  • Professor

    Kazutaka Hirakawa

    Photo Chemistry
  • Professor

    Kazuhide Kimbara

    Environmental Bioprocess Engineering
  • Professor

    Motohiko Kimura

    Biomedical Engineering
  • Professor

    Nobuyuki Mase

    Organic Chemistry, Process Chemistry
  • Professor

    Atsushi Sugita

    Polymer Physics, Photo Bio-Instrumentation
  • Associate Professor

    Stefano Ferri

    Synthetic Biology, Protein Engineering, Cyanobacterial Bioprocess
  • Associate Professor

    Hideki Kawai

    Organic Luminescent Materials
  • Associate Professor

    Yasuhiro Matsuda

    Polymer Solution, Biocompatible Polymer
  • Associate Professor

    Saori Miyazaki

    Biodiversity and Sexual Reproduction, Environmental Stress Response
  • Associate Professor

    Tetsuo Narumi

    Bioorganic Chemistry, Peptide Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry
  • Associate Professor

    Yoshifumi Noguchi

    Computational Science and Quantum Chemistry
  • Associate Professor

    Yukari Oda

    Polymer Chemistry, Interfacial Science
  • Associate Professor

    Masaki Shintani

    Environmental Microbiology, Microbial Genetics
  • Associate Professor

    Kazuhiro Takeda

    Bio Process Systems Engineering
  • Associate Professor

    Mitsuo Toda

    Organic Chemistry, Environmental Science
  • Associate Professor

    Nobuyuki Yoshida

    Applied Microbiology, Microbial Cell Biology, Biochemistry
  • Lecturer

    Yosuke Tashiro

    Environmental Microbiology, Microbial Communication
  • Assistant Professor

    Kohei Sato

    Bioorganic Chemistry, Protein Chemistry
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