Our group uses multiple approaches from quantum calculations and molecular synthesis to advanced photophysical analysis and device fabrications to clarify new photophysical behaviors and develop state-of-the-art molecular photofunctional materials. If you have skills in chemical synthesis, you can learn more about photophysical analysis and calculations while building on your synthesis skills. If you are familiar with photophysical analysis, you can learn about chemical synthesis and calculation methods. These techniques will be useful for your future research proposals and career development.


For Master students and PhD students from other countries

We are looking for international students to join us. The university has various programs for overseas students at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The Japanese Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) also provides scholarships for PhD students. If you have any questions, please send me an E-mail.


For Ph. D Researchers from other countries

Our university has a support program for overseas post-doctoral fellows, named the “UEC Postdoc program.” The salary is comparable with the scholarships for post-doctoral researchers of The Japanese Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS). Our institute strongly requests that you also apply for a
JSPS scholarship when you apply for the UEC scholarship. If either of your applications for the JSPS or UEC scholarships are successful, we can accept you into our lab with access to our equipment and systems to pursue your original research project for a few years. If you have any questions regarding UEC Postdoc and JSPS scholarship, please send me an e-mail. Many research groups are currently focused on photofunctional materials and we are looking for new young scientists to join us.



Collaborative research

We collaborate with the following great groups to increase our research quality;

  • Georgia Institute of Technolgy
  • Tokyo Institute of Technology
  • Kyoto University
  • Osaka University
  • National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
  • Japanese Companies