Systematic approaches for resolving the complexities and difficulties surrounding advanced technologies are often essential for solving global energy & environmental issues. We recognize that chemical engineering and reaction engineering would play a pioneering role in the progress of these technologies.

This group has the aim of developing new reaction and separation processes using nano-structured materials. This group focuses on (1) the synthesis of nanostructured materials such as nanoporous inorganic materials and liquid crystals via self-organization and self-assembly, (2) development of nano-scale reaction fields, (3) development of membrane separation and adsorption processes, and (4) development of molecular technology to design soft-mater, based on physical chemistry, reaction engineering and separation engineering.