Course of Chemistry and Biology

_Chemical industry by consuming large amounts of energy (oil, coal and others) has produced chemical products which are indispensable to our daily lives like plastics, fi bers, gum, medical supplies, agricultural chemicals and so on. But in the future, the focus of chemical products needs to be changed into the substances of high-level functions such as : water-absorbing resin which absorbs several hundred times its volume (used in paper diapers), resin which changes color according with varying temperatures (used in skiwear), or ceramic which has zero resistance at room temperature (used in linear-motor cars). In addition, if we apply some biochemical reactions to ordinary chemical processes so as to prevent the warming of the earth or the environmental pollution, then chemical industry is expected to be in harmony with the earth.
_The “Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering” considers material chemistry and biotechnology to be the fundamentals of 21st century’s high-technology and aims at training engineers who have studied these fundamentals and can keep up with the new technologies. For this reason, our department adopts the 2 course system : the Material Engineering Course in which students study the technologies to develop and produce new materials, and the Biotechnolog y Course in which they study the basic applied technologies related to biotechnology.
_Students can select either course according to their aptitude and desire in the 4th year. Besides, emphasis is placed on laboratory work, and above all,on a graduation research project. In this
research, under the system of one theme per student, one professor gives instructions to his 4 or 5 students and they can obtain the knowledge and intuition needed to be chemical engineers.


Subjects Credits Credits by Year
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Information Processing 1 1
Practice on Information Processing 2 1 1
Practice on Computer 1 1
Applied Mathematics 4 4
Advanced Physics 4 2 2
Introduction to Material Engineering 1 1
Advanced Material Engineering 1 1
Exercises in Elementary Chemistry 2 2
Physical Chemistry 4 2 2
Analytical Chemistry 2 2
Instrumental Analysis 2 2
Inorganic Chemistry 4 2 2
Organic Chemistry 4 2 2
Biological Chemistry 2 2
Basic Biology 2 2
Chemical Reaction Engineering 1 1
Environment and Energy 1 1
Technical English 2 1 1
Introduction to Mechanical Engineering 1 1
Introduction to Electrical Engineering 1 1
Materials Chemistry 2 2
Chemical Engineering 3 1 2
Introduction to Industrial Chemistry I 1 1
Introduction to Industrial Chemistry II 1 1
Experiments on Material Chemistry 10 3 5 2
Materials Engineering Seminar 1 1
Practice on Materials Engineering 1 1
Graduation Research 12 12
Creating Practice 1 1
Materials Engineering Seminar 1 1
Reading Technical Paper in English and Practice in Presentation 1 1
Credits Required 76 5 8 16 28 19
Electro Chemistry 2 2
Inorganic Material Chemistry 2 2
Theory of Organic Reaction 2 2
Instrumentation and Automatic Control 2 2
Experiments on Material Engineering 1 1
Credits Required 9 5 4
Basic Biotechnology 2 2
Bio-physical Chemistry 2 2
Biotechnology 2 2
Molecular Biology 2 2
Experiments for Bio-engineering 1 1
Credits Required 9 5 4
Complex and Organometallic Chemistry 1 1
Organic Material Chemistry 1
Semiconductor Engineering 1 (1) (1)
Introduction to Pharmacy 1
Credits Required 1~ (1) 1~
Total Credits Required 86~ 5 8 16 33~ 24~


Teaching Staff and Specialties


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Title Degree Specialties Seeds
ABE, Tatsuo Assistant Professor D.Eng. Environmental Chemistry, Biological Chemistry
ITO, Shigeharu Associate Professor D.Eng. Inorganic Chemistry, Crystal Chemistry, Material Science
KAMIJO, Toshio Professor D.Sc. Analytical Chemistry, Material Science, Tribology
KUBO, Kyoko Associate Professor Dr. rer. nat. Microbial Ecology, Environmental Microbiology, Molecular Ecology
KODERA, Takayuki Associate Professor DEng. Chemical Engineering, Inorganic Chemistry, Material Chemistry
SAITO, Natsumi Professor D. Phar. Microbial Engineering, Biochemistry
SATO, Tsukasa Professor D.Eng. Polymer Chemistry
SEGAWA, Toru Professor D.Sc. Organic Chemistry, Organic Photochemistry
HACHISU, Masakazu Associate Professor D.Sc. Biomolecular Chemistry, Synthetic Organic Chemistry
MATSUURA, Yumiko Lecturer D.Sc. Inorganic Chemistry, Catalytic Chemistry
MARUYAMA, Yuki Assistant Professor D.Eng. Electrochemistry, Polymer Chemistry
MINAMI, Atsushi Professor D.Sc. Molecular Ecology, Plant Physiology
MORINAGA, Takashi Professor D.Eng. Polymer Chemistry, Material Chemistry