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. Second place in the Chemistry Department softball tournament!
  2. Takehisa-san, a researcher at Academia Sinica in Taiwan, has returned ...
  3. A Möbius band constructed solely by carbon atoms
  4. Farewell party for Ms. Shirotani was held!
  5. Welcome Party for Ms. Katja and Mr. Konstantin !
  6. Dr. Michihisa Toya received the Student Presentation Award 2022 in the...
  7. ITbM director's wrap party for Itami san to thank him for his hard wor...
  8. [6]MCPP will become commercially available!
  9. Mr. Kono has been selected as a Next Generation Researcher!
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