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. Kazuki Yanai & Shuta Takkikawa presented research results in 2018 Meid...
  2. Prof. Itami received the Netherlands Scholar Award for Supramolecular ...
  3. Dr. Hideto Ito has been promoted to Associate Professor
  4. Experiment with High School Students
  5. Master Thesis Presentation in 2018 (G30)
  6. Prof. Hagihara received Mishima Kaiun Scientific Award
  7. Prof. Itami has been selected as one of 100 "influencers" in Japan
  8. PD Nakamuro got a position at the University of Tokyo!
  9. Ayaka Ueda won the poster ward in the 18th seminar of Japanese Associa...
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