Programs

University Program

Department of Applied Molecular Science Division is one of the core group of Global COE Program “Science for Future Molecular Systems” (Chemistry and Materials Science) .

As a world-class research hub, the Department of Applied Molecular Chemistry develops leading, world-class creative talent in the chemistry field (including broader scientific applications). We are working on a new form of chemistry (science) that will appear in the textbooks of the future.

The chemistry we are working on is of a much higher level than the chemistry you study in your high school. We aim to create a new, broader scientific field based on such traditional disciplines as organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry and physical chemistry. This new chemistry – molecular systems science – merges bioscience, nanotechnology, and electronics.

The Department of Applied Molecular Science Division of Kyushu University is the birthplace of the study of molecular self-organization, and boasts top-notch, world-class research facilities and undergraduate and graduate school education programs.

The Department also serves as the core of the Global COE “Science for Future Molecular Systems” program.
As we take aim at creating a new form of chemistry that will contribute to the future of mankind and create lasting prosperity, we look forward to seeing you in our classrooms and labs, where we can share our dreams and ambitions with each other.

In order to enter the Department of Applied Molecular Chemistry, students need to take the Department of Materials Science examination. The Department of Materials Science consists of three coursework areas: “Chemical Processes & Life Engineering”, “Applied Chemistry” and “Materials Science and Engineering”. Students are assigned to each coursework area at the end of their first year.
The Applied Chemistry coursework is made up of two classes: “Functional Materials Chemistry” and “Molecular Systems Engineering”.
Students in the Molecular Systems Engineering Class are taught by professors from the Department of Applied Molecular Science Division.

Graduates of the Department of Applied Molecular Chemistry have become active in an increasing number of fields in recent years. Chemistry is a fundamental technology that supports industry. Graduates of this coursework are in strong demand in the electrical, information, machinery, automobile, metals, natural resources, energy, environment, biotechnology, cosmetics, and pharmaceutical sectors as well as what is often referred to as the chemical industry.
Their activity is not limited to these industries; many graduates are active in public research institutes as well as universities and other educational institutions.

Graduate School Program

Department of Applied Molecular Science Division is one of the core group of Global COE Program “Science for Future Molecular Systems” (Chemistry and Materials Science) .

Serving as a world-class research hub, the Department of Applied Molecular Chemistry is developing creative talent to take a leading role in the global scientific community. Of particular note is the establishment of the Science for Future Molecular Systems Course, which is a special interdisciplinary graduate course for PhD students.

This course gathers together leading researchers belonging to the Faculty of Engineering, the Center for Future Chemistry, the Institute for Materials Chemistry and the Faculty of Sciences. The idea is to instill in individual graduate students world-class basic academic skills by providing them with a system of academic guidance at the hands of multiple teaching staff from different specialties.

The Department also participates in exchanges (such as doctoral student exchanges) with foreign universities and research institutes such as the California Nanosystem Institute (UCLA) and the Brain Korea (BK21) South Korean chemistry hub (Yonsei University), and holds lectures and seminars featuring esteemed foreign researchers. These serve to help students develop the presentation, debate and thesis-writing abilities necessary for success on the international stage.

We take great pains to make our entrance exams so that students from other universities are not put at a disadvantage. In 2007 we accepted 8 students from master or doctoral courses at other universities and in 2008 this number grew to 10 students.

In 2007 we also accepted 7 PhD entrants representing students from other universities and working adults. We accepted 5 such individuals in 2008. Regardless of your university affiliation, we welcome you to sit for our entrance examination.

Each Laboratory under the Department of Applied Molecular Chemistry Department is located as below.

Faculty of Engineering Department of Materials Physics and Chemistry Yamada Lab. Tanaka Lab
Ishihara Lab
Department of Materials Process Engineerin Hisaeda Lab. Hojo Lab
Ogo Lab. Furuta Lab
Kimizuka Lab. Adachi Lab
Kidoaki Lab. Takahara Lab
Maruyama Lab. Yoshizawa Lab.
Santo Lab.
Department of Chemical Systems and Engineering Nakashima Lab. Imasaka Lab.
Goto Lab. Imato Lab.
Systems Life Sciences Katayama Lab.
Department of Applied Molecular Science Division Function Division
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