About us

Chemistry has been playing a core role in the modern material sciences. Chemists have been exploring the characteristics of materials and mechanisms of reactions, which have led to development of novel functional materials and technologies. Modern chemistry deals with broad subjects such as low-molecular weight artificial organic/inorganic molecules, synthetic polymers, and biomolecules as nucleic acids and proteins. We have seen a significant impact of basic chemistry on the development of functional materials and biotechnology, and it is of growing importance in resolution of environmental problems and realization of sustainable society. In this social context, intrinsic understanding of the chemical nature of materials is emphasized in our research and education in the Chemistry Program.

Research Topics


Field Name
Yasuhiro Umebayashi, Professor
Solution Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Electrochemistry
yumescc"at"chem.sc.niigata-u.ac.jp  +81-(0)25-262-6265
Keiichi Sato, Associate Professor
Analytical Chemistry, Coordination Chemistry
keiichi"at"chem.sc.niigata-u.ac.jp  +81-(0)25-262-6195
Shinichi Goto, Associate Professor
Nuclear Chemistry
goto"at"chem.sc.niigata-u.ac.jp  +81-(0)25-262-6190
Jihae Han, Assistant Professor
Solution Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Polymer Chemistry
jhhan"at"chem.sc.niigata-u.ac.jp  +81-(0)25-262-7323
Norikazu Ohtori, Professor
Soution Chemistry, Molten Salts Chemistry
ohtori"at"chem.sc.niigata-u.ac.jp  +81-(0)25-262-6212
Tadaaki Ikoma, Professor (Chair)
Spin Chemistry
ikoma"at"chem.sc.niigata-u.ac.jp  +81-(0)25-262-7390
Kenji Maruyama, Professor
Condensed-matter Physical Chemistry
maruken"at"chem.sc.niigata-u.ac.jp  +81-(0)25-262-6180
Ko Furukawa, Associate Professor
Physical Chemistry, Magnetic Resonance
kou-f"at"chem.sc.niigata-u.ac.jp  +81-(0)25-262-6621
Tomoaki Miura, Associate Professor
Spin Chemistry, Photochemistry
t-miura"at"chem.sc.niigata-u.ac.jp  +81-(0)25-262-7738
Kazuhiro Furukawa, Professor
Biochemistry, Molecular Genetics
furukawa"at"chem.sc.niigata-u.ac.jp  +81-(0)25-262-6163
Yoshihiro Matano, Professor
Organoelement Chemistry, Structural Organic Chemistry
matano"at"chem.sc.niigata-u.ac.jp  +81-(0)25-262-7734
Eiji Tayama, Associate Professor
Synthetic Organic Chemistry
Hajime Iwamoto, Associate Professor
Structural Organic Chemistry, Supramolecular Chemistry
iwamoto"at"chem.sc.niigata-u.ac.jp  +81-(0)25-262-6363
Yoshiro Chuman, Associate Professor
Biochemistry, Cellular Biochemistry, Peptide Chemistry
chuman"at"chem.sc.niigata-u.ac.jp  +81-(0)25-262-6160


Program Office
Chiemi Homma, Administrative Staff
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