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. Mr. Kono got the Poster award in 2021 GTR Annual Meeting
  2. End Year Party of 2021 was held!
  3. The Molecules of the Year 2021: Infinitene
  4. Mr. Sakakibara (D3) received the President's Award!
  5. Lab field trip and softball game
  6. Prof. Itami has been selected as Highly Cited Researchers for 2021.
  7. Welcome party of Robin-san
  8. Welcome party of Dominik-san
  9. Welcome party of An-kun
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