Chemistry and Engineering of Materials and Biomaterials

Researchers in Material Chemistry and Biotechnology are developing new catalysts and functional materials based on chemical and biological methods.
Kambara-Kuwabara Lab.

Objective of our work is development and characterization of novel functional polymers and organometallic compounds directed toward organic devices and catalysts.


Kijima-Kawashima Lab.

Research in my laboratory focuses on synthesis and characterization of conjugated organic molecules, polymers, biomass derivatives, and nano-structured carbons for material cycle and luminescence, photovoltaic, and energy storage/utilizations. 


Hiroaki Suzuki Lab.

The research in our lab is focused on the applications of micro- and nano-scale technologies to the development of micro total analysis systems (µTAS), cell-based assay systems, and tissue engineering. Our long-term goals are to fabricate electrochemical micro sensors for blood examinations and develop tools to manipulate animal cells for building up three-dimensional tissues in vitro.


Nakamura-Takeyasu Lab.

Designing a functional catalysis based on the surface science research at the atomic level for the mechanism (kinetics and dynamics) of the catalytic chemical reaction. Particularly, electrode catalysts for fuel cell, alcohol synthesis catalysts from CO2, metabolic dynamics of mitochondria.

Nagasaki-Ikeda-Koda Lab. (Biomaterials)

We are focusing on creation of novel materials, which can be utilized in biological environments. We are presently interested in creation of several types of biomaterials such as biocompatible surface,materials for drug and gene delivery systems, nanotherapy, bioimaging and scaffold for tissue engineering.

Yamamoto Lab.

Our group develops constructions of supramolecular nano-materials that exhibit electronic and optoelectronic function. We also focus on fabrication of nanodevices for energy conversion and storage.

Oishi Lab. (DNA nano-system Lab.)

The research of our group encompasses nano-bioscience, life science, medical science, and food science. In particular, we focus on point of care testing (POCT) devices and DNA nano-machines based on DNA nano-system using DNA molecules as a programmable constitutional unit.

Goto Lab.

Our group studies on synthesis and properties of pi-conjugated polymers with electro-optical activity. The electro-synthesized polymers in chiral liquid crystal shows chiroptically active electrochromism, electrochemical driven tunable diffraction, and charge transportation properties. Chemical polymerization in chiral liquid crystals is also developed for obtaining chiroptical polymers from achiral monomers.


Kobayashi Lab.

Study on the molecular mechanisms of plant photosynthetic reaction centers, quest for novel and key chlorophylls, and application of chlorophylls to photodynamic therapy (PDT).

Nanomaterials science laboratory (Kondo Laboratory)
Takahiro Kondo

We are challenging to create new materials, technologies, and research areas for contributing to the society by conducting the research about new two-dimensional materials, a substitute material of Pt at the Fuel Cell electrode using nitrogen-doped carbon, and reaction dynamics at surface.

Tsujimura Lab.

Our research involves characterization and development of redox enzymes and nano materials for bioelectrochemical devices. Of particular interest is heterogeneous electron transfer reaction of redox enzymes as electrocatalyst.

Kurita Lab. (@ AIST)

We focus on research and development related to new bimolecular determination with nanomaterials and micro-devices for medical and life science.

Choi Lab. (@ AIST)

We aim at the development of high efficiency catalyst for green synthetic processes and material design of highly dispersed metal catalyst.