Chemistry and Engineering of Materials and Biomaterials in the University of Tsukuba.
Researchers in Material Chemistry and Biotechnology are developing new catalysts and functional materials based on chemical and biological methods. There are 13 research laboratories, each laboratory conducts its own unique and cutting-edge science.
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1)Functional polymer division, 2)Synthesis and characterization of conjugated organic molecules, polymers, biomass derivatives, and nano-structured carbons for material cycle and luminescence, photovoltaic, and energy storage/utilizations, 3)Applications of micro- and nano-scale technologies to the development of micro total analysis systems , cell-based assay systems, and tissue engineering, 4)Designing a functional catalysis based on the surface science research at the atomic level for the mechanism of the catalytic chemical reaction, 5)Creation of novel materials that can be utilized in biological environments, 6)Constructions of supramolecular nano-materials that exhibit electronic and optoelectronic function focusing on fabrication of nanodevices for energy conversion and storage, 7)Point of care testing devices and DNA nano-machines based on DNA nano-system using DNA molecules as a programmable constitutional unit, 8)Synthesis and properties of pi-conjugated polymers with electro-optical activity, 9)Molecular mechanisms of plant photosynthetic reaction centers, quest for novel and key chlorophylls, and application of chlorophylls to photodynamic therapy, 10)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, 11)Redox enzymes and nano materials for bioelectrochemical devices such as heterogeneous electron transfer reaction of redox enzymes as electrocatalyst, 12)New bimolecular determination with nanomaterials and micro-devices for medical and life science, 13)High efficiency catalyst for green synthetic processes and material design of highly dispersed metal catalyst.