Life, Environment and Material Science

For the Future of Environments Nobel materials and bioengineering for environmental sciences.

Educational Features

The graduate program in this department included the following research fields; studies on structure and function of glass, ceramics, and functional inorganic and organic materials, studies on novel analytical methods and recycling technology of heavy metal, and development of new materials and method to use biological resources effectively and method to maintain environmental safety for sustainable society, and food chemistry including development of new functional foods and food analysis. Student should study one of the specified topics under the supervisor in this department, and make a master thesis.


  • Environmental Material Science
  • Functional Material Chemistry
  • Advanced Environmental Science
  • Instrumental Analysis I
  • Instrumental Analysis II
  • Advanced Solid-State Materials Engineering I
  • Advanced Solid-State Materials Engineering II
  • Advanced Bioorganic Chemistry
  • Advanced Applied Microbiology
  • Special Lecture of Chemistry on Life and Environmental Sciences
  • Advanced Environmental Bioscience I
  • Advanced Environmental Bioscience II
  • Advanced Molecular Biology
  • Seminar in Environmental Bioscience
  • Advanced Applied Chemistry
  • Advanced Environmental Chemistry
  • Advanced Applied Biology
  • Advanced Food Chemistry
  • Advanced Nutritional Chemistry
  • Advanced Chemical Physics

The Teaching Staff and Research Topics


Prof. M. Kawakami Biocatalytic degradation of organic pollutants and its biosensor application
Prof. M. Kitayama Synthesis and physical properties of inorganic functional materials
Prof. X.- Z. Wu Development of novel analytical methods for environmental and biological samples with use of light and electrophoresis
Prof. J. Nagata Study on the physiological functions of the food and natural components
Prof. H. Mita Study of relation between life and environmental change through organic analysis of environmental samples and its application for environmental engineering
Prof. K. Watanabe Development of a new analysis method for microorganism groups in foods and environments, and development of a method to use them effectively
Assoc. Prof. K. Amada Enzyme production and bioremediation by microbes
Assoc. Prof. H. Kubo Separation and recovery of valuable resources from wastes and evaluation of material cycle systems
Assoc. Prof. Dr. J. Kuwahara Studies on synthesis and colloidal property in biologically relevant molecules
Assoc. Prof.S.Hase Studies on the functional food and food processing
Assoc. Prof. N. Miyamoto Synthesis and properties of liguid crystals, polymers, and other nano materials