Kyushu University,

Department of Applied Chemistry
Japanese / English

Nanocarbon Chemistry

Novel Science and Technologies using Nanocarbons and Advanced Nanomaterials


  • The key material of our research is next-generation nanomaterials featured in the structure dimensionality, which is represented by carbon nanotubes.  Our research targets expand from fundamental chemistries to application development.  In particular, nanostructural analyses of the materials are carried out by using state-of-the-art instruments and novel analytical methods.  Our findings through the approaches are leading to novel nanomaterial fabrication including energy materials, biomaterials, and advanced functional materials.
  • > Study on electronic structures of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs)
    > Separation of semiconducting and metallic SWNTs based on molecular recognition chemistry
    > Design and creation of nanocarbon-based novel fuel cells with high performance
    > Nanocarbon-based functional polymer hybrids materials and their bio/medical applications
    > Design and creation of novel dimension-controlled organic nanomaterials


M2 students of Hoon Han and Samindi Jayawickrama have recieved their Master degrees. Congrats!! and they entered PhD course. Euiji Choi has recieved her Bachelar degrees. Great!
Molecular Information Chemistry Lab. has newly started with new members of Rei Nakayama (postdoc) and students of Yoshiaki Niidome, Ryo Yoshihara, Boda Yu, and Angana Borah.
Prof. Nakashima becomes a professor of WPI-I2CNER in Kyushu University after his retirement.
M2 students of Wataru Ishimaru, Koichiro Uchida, Ryota Kanamori, Gayoung Kim, and Yilei Shi have recieved their Master degrees. Congrats!! and Gayoung entered PhD course. B4 students of Yukiko Nagai, Shunsuke Uchimura, Masamichi Matsumoto, Tamehito Shiga, Wataru Hashimoto have recieved their Bachelar degrees. Great! Yukiko, Masamichi, and Tamehito entered MsD course and Shunsuke and Wateru moved to Tanaka group and Yoshizawa group in Kyushu University.
A new technical staff, Shusaku Kido has joined in our group.
Technical staff, Kazuo Hirowatari left our group. Thank you very much for your big contributions! A new posdoc of Dr. Shusheng Liu and two technical staffs of Jie Tao and Eriko Tokunaga have joined in our group.
A new fiscal year has been started and new members, Yukiko Nagai, Shunsuke Uchimura, Masamichi Matsumoto, Tamehito Shiga, Wataru Hashimoto, and Euiji Choi joined in our group.
Yusuke Tsutsumi and Yuki Hamasaki got PhD degrees and Akiyo Nagashima and Masashi Fukuzawa finished the Master's degree course. Tomonari Shiraishi and Wenxin Huang entered the Doctor's degree (PhD) course.
Prof. Fujigaya has been elected as a JST PRESTO researcher.
"Research" contents have been updated.
Samindi Jayawickrama has joined in our group from Sri Lanka as a master course student of G30. Welcome!
Yang Zehui has got the PhD degree! Congrats!!
Yu Xiaojing finished the exchange program in our group and went back to China. Keep in touch with us!


Molecular Information Chemistry Lab., Kyushu University, Department of Applied Chemistry, Graduate school of Engineering

744 Motooka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka, Japan

TEL +81-92-802-2840
FAX +81-92-802-2840