Course in Environmental Nano-Material

Katsuaki KONISHI, Prof.Yukatsu SHICHIBU,Associate Prof.

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Organic Chemistry、Coordination Chemistry、Supramolecular Chemistry、Computational Chemistry

Our research aims to merge organic/supramolecular chemistry and inorganic multimetallic cluster compounds at the molecular level to explore novel functional hybrid materials/molecules that should contribute to the development of next-generation environmental or environmentally-benign materials. The basic approach involves the precise construction/design of inorganic nano-structures and tailor-made organic-based proximal environments, which would lead to the emergence of of unique properties and phenomena arising from the molecular events at the interface of the two different species.

Ichizo YAGI,Prof.Masaru KATO, Associate Prof.
Kou NAKATA, Assistant Prof.

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Electrochemistry, Surface and Interfacial Chemistry, Energy Conversion, Interfacial Vibrational Spectroscopy

Fundamental research for low-carbon energy device such as polymer electrolyte fuel cells (PEFCs), mainly focusing on the developments of  platinum group metal (PGM) nanostructured electrocatalysts and bio-inspired non-PGM electrocatalysts, Electrochemical conversion of nitrate and nitrous oxide to harmless or useful materials, Operand spectroscopic electrochemistry at artificial bio-membrane model electrodes, and Fundamental research for multi-electron transfer reactions.

Yuichi KAMIYA, Prof.Ryoichi OHTOMO,Associate Prof.

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Environmental Catalysis, Materials Chemistry, Biomass Conversion

We are working on development of heterogeneous catalysts and catalytic reaction processes for environmental purification and conservation, especially for purification of groundwater polluted with harmful nitrate and perchlorate, rapid decomposition of greenhouse gases, selective transformation of biomass-derived polyols and development of new metal oxide catalysts by precious valence control.

Jun HIROKAWA, Associate Prof.

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Atmospheric Chemistry、Atmospheric Physical Chemistry

Research of our laboratory focuses on studies aiming at the understanding of chemical reactions in the atmosphere. In particular, secondary organic aerosol formation from the atmospheric oxidation of volatile organic compounds and heterogeneous reactions of gaseous trace species with aerosol particles are investigated mainly using mass spectrometric techniques.

Shinichiro NORO, Prof.

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Environmental Restoration Chemistry、Coordination Chemistry、Porous Materials

Environmental remediation using porous metal complexes (metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), porous coordination polymers (PCPs), etc.), which are constructed from metal ions and organic bridging ligands, and other porous materials, in particular adsorption and separation of global warming gases (carbon dioxide, methane, dinitrogen monoxide), separation and decomposition of pollutants  (organic matter, heavy metal cations, nitric acid anions, etc.) in water, and the development of materials for the release of useful substances such as ethylene gas.

Kazuhiro TOYODA, Prof.

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Environmental Geochemistry、Analytical Geochemistry

LIU Tong, Assistant Prof.

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POPs (Persistent Organic Pollutants)、Environmental dynamic analysis、Environmental load and risk assessment

We study the occurrence, dynamics, and risks of emerging pollutants in freshwater environment, and how human activities affect the pollutant emissions and transport.