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Name English Name Position Research Field Department in the Master's Course
“¡Œ´ —²Ži Fujihara, Takashi Associate Professor (Molecular Analysis and Life Science Center) Element Chemistry Chemistry
Specialty: Inorganic chemistry, coordination chemistry. Research on the synthesis of transition metal complexes and their magnetism, reactivity and spectroscopic properties. At the moment, I am concentrating on systems in which metal ions are aggregated, such as binuclear and trinuclear complexes, and their peculiar properties and indications of novel functionality.
’·’Jì “oŽu•v Hasegawa, Toshio Associate Professor Element Chemistry Chemistry
Specialty: Organic chemistry, chemistry of organic natural substances: Extraction of the olfactory substances from fragrant plants, isolation of constituents, determination of their structure and their synthesis.
”ò“c ˜a’j Hida, Kazuo Professor Condensed Matter Physics
Specialty: Theoretical condensed matter physics, statistical mechanics: Theoretical investigations of low-dimensional quantum magnets. I am interested in exotic quantum magnetism, which arise from various spatial structures, such as multi-layered, disordered, quasiperiodic and frustrated structures.
Œò ¢–¯ Hou, Zhaomin Visiting Professor (RIKEN) Element Chemistry Chemistry
Specialty: Organo-metallic Chemistry. 1) Development of novel precision polymerization catalysts for synthesis of highly functional polymers. 2) Development of novel organo-metallic catalysts for more efficient and selective synthetic processes. 3) Synthesis of multinuclear rare earth metal polyhydride complexes with synergistic reactivity.
ˆäã ’¼–ç Inoue, Naoya Professor High Energy Physics Physics
Specialty: Cosmic ray physics. Studies on the origin and chemical composition of ultra-high-energy cosmic rays. Research concerning on the high-energy particle interactions using cosmic rays at the mountain height of 5200m and simulation study related to it.
Îˆä º•F Ishii, Akihiko Professor Element Chemistry Chemistry
Specialty: Organic heteroatom chemistry. Research on chalcogen-containing compounds with novel structure. Research on vic-disulfoxides, dithiiranes (sulfides with three-member rings), and 1,2,3 trithiolanes (sulfides containing five-member rings)
•Ð–ì i Katano, Susumu Professor Condensed Matter Physics Physics
Specialty: Experimental condensed matter physics. Experimental research on strongly correlated electron systems concerning structure, magnetism and superconductivity, in particular investigation of the changes in physical properties of matter under high pressure and/or in strong magnetic fields, and studies of phase transitions in systems using neutron scattering.
Žæ _Žq Katori Aruga, Hiroko Visiting AssociateProfessor
(RIKEN)
Condensed Matter Physics Physics
Specialty: Experimental condensed matter physics. Experimental research on the materials with frustration, such as geometrically frustrated systems, in which the spin, charge and orbital degrees of freedom are intertwined complexly and appearance of novel physical properties are expected.
¬—Ñ G•F Kobayashi, Hidehiko Professor Inorganic Materials Science Applied Chemistry
Specialty: Chemistry of ceramics, industrial electrochemistry. Low temperature synthesis of oxide and non-oxide ceramic powders, search for and creation of ceramics with low thermal expansion, construction of highly selective electrodes for industrial use, research on highly functional electrodes with controlled surface morphology.
¬â ¹ Kosaka, Masashi Associate Professor Condensed Matter Physics Physics
Specialty: Experimental condensed matter physics. Properties of matter under multiple extreme conditions (high pressure, low temperature, strong magnetic field). I am particularly interested in orbital ordering and magnetism of rare-earth intermetallic compounds with strongly correlated electron systems.
•ì GŽ÷ Kurokawa, Hideki Associate Professor Inorganic Materials Science Applied Chemistry
Specialty: Catalytic chemistry. Development of clay mineral supported metallocene catalysts, synthesis of inorganic layered compounds with ion-exchange capacity and their application to catalysis, development of high-grade biodiesel fuel production processes.
aì ‰ë”ü Masami, Shibukawa Professor Analytical Chemistry Applied Chemistry
Specialty: Analytical separation chemistry. Research on the states of water incorporated in polymer gels in relation to separation selectivity. Development of environmentally benign separation methods using superheated water and aqueous biphasic systems. Development of on-column and on-line derivatization chromatography. Research on equilibria and kinetics of chemical reactions by liquid chromatography.
ŽO‰Y O Miura, Hiroshi Professor Inorganic Materials Applied Chemistry
Specialty: Adjustment and catalytic action of solid catalysts. 1) Development of catalysts for the storage of hydrogen by hydrides (chemical hydride method). 2) Synthesis of unsaturated alcohols from unsaturated aldehydes by selective hydrogenation. 3) Development of a catalyst for the dehydrogenation of ethylbenzene.
‰iàV –¾ Nagasawa, Akira Professor Element Chemistry Chemistry
Specialty: Inorganic chemistry, coordination chemistry. Manifestation of the unusual properties and reactivity of multi-nuclear metal complexes, which arise from their peculiar structure, and synthesis of metal complex aggregates. Synthesis of ligands and complexes with specific properties of biological relevance, for instance, cage-like structure, zwitterionic form, acidity/alkalinity, asymmetry, etc, and investigation of their dynamics and electron state.
‘å’Ë ‘sˆê Ohtsuka, Soichi Associate Professor Inorganic Materials Science Applied Chemistry
Specialty: Environmental chemistry. Investigation of the reaction mechanisms and reaction rates of atmospheric pollutants. Field measurements of nitrogen containing compounds contributing to tropospheric ozone increase. Modeling of the global environmental cycle of metallic elements.
âV“¡ ‰pŽ÷ Saitoh, Hideki Lecturer Element Chemistry Chemistry
Specialty: Crystal Chemistry. Research on the structural phase transitions, optical, and electrical properties exhibited by crystals of organic and inorganic substances by investigating the relation between crystal structure and physical properties using X-ray crystallographic methods.
Ö“¡ ‰ëˆê Saito, Masaichi Associate Professor Element Chemistry Chemistry
Specialty: Replacing carbon atoms, which form the skeleton of organic compounds, by other main group elements, thus synthesizing compounds with new ƒÎ electron systems, double and triple bonds. Evaluating the differences and commonalities of the new compounds with the carbon compounds one hopes to arrive at a unified understanding of the world of main group elements.
âV“¡ LŒá Saito, Shingo Associate Professor Analytical Chemistry Applied Chemistry
Specialty: Inorganic analytical chemistry, separation chemistry. Development of analytical methods with high sensitivity and high selectivity using separation techniques such as electrophoresis and HPLC. Design of fluorescent probes of metal ions for separation methods. Dissociation kinetics of metal-multidentate complexes.
²@ “N˜Y Saso, Tetsuro Professor Condensed Matter Physics Physics
Specialty: Theoretical condensed matter physics. In particular the many-body problem in strongly correlated electron systems. Research on the Kondo effect, heavy fermion systems, and Kondo insulators in transition metal and rare earth compounds.
²“¡ ä Sato, Joe Associate Professor High- energy physics Physics
Specialty: Theory of elementary particles. In particular, research on neutrino physics, intergenerational symmetry, model construction based on unified theories, areas bordering on cosmology, and basic properties of elementary particles.
²“¡ ˆê•F Sato, Kazuhiko Professor Condensed Matter Physics Physics
Specialty: Experimental condensed matter physics. Low temperature experiments on materials with strongly correlated electron systems, such as organic and f-electron system compounds.
²“¡ ‘å Sato, Ohki Lecturer Element Chemistry Chemistry
Specialty: Organic chemistry, aromatic chemistry. Research on novel aromatics with sulfur atoms (sulfur-containing azulenes, tropolones, aminotroponimines, oligothiophenes and dendrimers, etc.). Investigation of their synthesis, structure, reactivity and properties.
™Œ´ ‹Vº Sugihara, Yoshiaki Associate Professor Element Chemistry Chemistry
Specialty: Heteroatom chemistry, heterocyclic chemistry. Development of one-step synthetic methods from alkenes to thiiranes, development of methods using ring strain relief of thiiranes for the synthesis of heterocyclic compounds, synthesis of novel heterocyclic compounds containing sulfur and nitrogen atoms, investigation of their structure and reactivity.
—é–Ø Œ’ Suzuki, Takeshi Professor High-energy Physics Physics
Specialty: Nuclear physics. Research on gross properties of atomic nuclei far off the stability line, their radii, masses, etc, and the momentum distribution and density distribution of nucleons. The wave function of nucleons in the outmost shell. Neutron halo and neutron skin, etc.
’JŒû OŽO Taniguchi, Hiromi Associate Professor Condensed Matter Physics Physics
Specialty: Experimental Physics. Experimental research focusing on the properties of organic conductors, magnetism and the effects of electron correlation. Investigation of the physics of correlated electron systems by synthesizing organic conductors, measuring their properties under high pressure, and searching for substances, which exhibit pressure induced superconductivity.
’Jˆä ‹`² Tanii, Yoshiaki Professor High-Energy Physics Physics
Specialty: Elementary particle physics. Research on themes related to unified theories of elementary particles including gravity, especially string theory, supergravity and supersymmetric theories. I am also interested in applications of string theory to gauge field theories.
“c‘㠐M Tashiro, Makoto Professor High-Energy Physics Physics
Specialty: Astrophysics using X-rays, ƒÁ-rays and visible light. Research on the mechanism of particle acceleration and plasma heating in large scale or strong gravity contexts, by measuring high energy phenomena in astronomical objects.
ŽRŒû ‹M”V Yamaguchi, Takayuki Associate Professor High Energy Physics Physics
Specialty: Experimental nuclear physics. Nuclear structure and reactions studied with radioactive nuclear beam techniques: Nucleon density distributions of unstable nuclei studied via their reaction cross-sections, mass and lifetime measurements of exotic nuclei stored in the storage ring, and synthesis of the superheavy elements.
–ö£ ˆè•v Yanase, Ikuo Associate Professor Inorganic Materials Chemistry Applied Chemistry
Specialty: Ceramic materials chemistry. Development of ceramic materials from viewpoint of control of crystal structure. Especially, research on development of CO2 absorption materials and zero-thermal expansion materials.
‹g‰i ®F Yoshinaga, Naotaka Professor High-Energy Physics Physics
Specialty: Nuclear physicsDIn particular, theoretical investigation of the atomic nucleus concentrating on nuclear motion and the shell model, hadron physics, nuclear astrophysics and quantum chaos.

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