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. Dr. Akiko Yagi has been promoted to Designated Associate Professor
  2. Prof. Itami was selected as a 2020 Highly Cited Researcher!
  3. Bach is a new member of Itami Lab!
  4. Matsuoka-san got Outstanding Graduate Student Award!
  5. A farewell party for Mr. Mori, Ms. Yoshida, Mr. Maekawa, and Mr. Son
  6. Mr. Shudo, Ms. Ueda, and Mr. Yamada were commended at the GTR Retreat ...
  7. B4 students passed the exam!
  8. Farewell party for Mr. Murakami & Mr. Cheung
  9. Farewell party for Mr. Chaolumen
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