Connect molecules, create value, and change the world, one molecule at a time

The ultimate goal of the research group of Kenichiro Itami is to develop “problem-solving” innovative functional molecules (“transformative molecules”) that make a marked change in the form and nature of science and technology.
With such goal in mind, the work of Itami group has centered on catalyst-enabling synthetic chemistry with broad directions. Through the interdisciplinary research supported by World Premier International Research Center Initiative (WPI) program and JST-ERATO project, we aim to build a solid foundation for a new paradigm in molecular science as synthetic chemists.
Ultimately, we hope to be able to contribute solving global issues such as the food problem and the energy problem. We strongly believe the power of molecules.

  1. Prof. Itami was selected as a 2019 Highly Cited Researcher!
  2. Invitation lecture by prof. Tomislav Friščić
  3. Welcome lunch for Mr. Son
  4. Mr. Hiroki Shudo got a poster award!!
  5. Prof. Segawa got the Nozoe Memorial Award!!
  6. (日本語) 博士研究員募集中
  7. Welcome lunch for Ms. Kinoshita
  8. Kaho Matsushima won a poster award in the 51st Summer School of Struct...
  9. Chao's paper has been selected as a front cover picture in Chem. Commo...
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