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. Our paper is now on PNAS! Congrats Dr. Takahiro N. Uehara!
  2. Mr.Wataru Matsuoka got the CSJ Presentation Award!!
  3. Excellent Master Thesis Award in 2019
  4. Award of Union of Chemistry-Related Societies in Chubu !!
  5. Itamilab PV 2019
  6. CSJ Annual Meeting in 2019
  7. Final presentation and Farewell party
  8. Ph.D. Defense (2)
  9. Presentation of B4 experiment
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