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G30 Chem-Eng Program

Nagoya University (NU) is among the few universities selected by the Japanese government to offer undergraduate/graduate programs for international students and educate them in English. Furthermore, Nagoya University has been selected as one of the Designated Japanese National Universities where the G30 program has been recognized as highly successful in educating and training students with an international background. The 3rd year G30-Chem-Eng undergraduate students who completed the prerequisite for joining research laboratories by the end of their Fall semester in their 3rd year are referred to as the students who can join their desired laboratories for their bachelor research. The G30 Chemistry Program at the School of Engineering is managed with the cooperation of three departments: Molecular and macromolecular Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, and Biomolecular Engineering.

More detailed information can be obtained from the website http://www.chembio.nagoya-u.ac.jp

Department of Molecular and Macromolecular Chemistry

  • Organic Material (Shinokubo Group):  Prof. Shinokubo (hshino[at]chembio.nagoya-u.ac.jp)

     - Synthesis of Novel Porphyrin Analogues

     - Synthesis of New Functional 𝛑-Systems​

  •  Organic Reactions (Ooi Group):  Prof. Ooi (tooi[at]chembio.nagoya-u.ac.jp)

     - Design of Molecular Catalysts for Development of Selective Organic Transformations and Mechanistic Elucidation

     - Development of Small Organic Molecules for Understanding and Controlling Biological Systems

  • Catalysis in Organic Synthesis (Ishihara Group):  Prof. Ishihara (ishihara[at]cc.nagoya-u.ac.jp)

     - Design of tailor-made conformationally flexible chiral supramolecular catalysts beyond enzymes

     - Redox catalysis: Design of environmentally benign halogen or iron catalysts

  •  Organic Chemistry of Macromolecules (Kamigaito Group):  Prof. Kamigaito(kamigait[at]chembio.nagoya-u.ac.jp)

     - Living Cationic Polymerization via Reversible Addition-Fragmentation Chain Transfer Mechanism

     - Controlled Radical Polymerization of Pinocarvone Derived from Naturally-Occurring 𝝰-Pinene​

  • Molecular Structures and Structural Dynamics (Shin Group): Prof. Shin (jyshin[at]chembio.nagoya-u.ac.jp) 

     - Electronic and Magnetic Properties of Organic Compounds and Metal-Organic Complexes.

     - Exploration of Novel Functional Molecules Created with Polypyrrolyl Oligomers

Department of Materials Chemistry

  • Catalyst Design (Satsuma Group): Prof. Satsuma (satsuma[at]chembio.nagoya-u.ac.jp)

     - Development of solid catalysts for clean automotive exhaust, methane selective oxidation, and hydrogen storage

     - Reaction mechanism of solid catalysts studied by in-situ spectroscopies and theoretical calculations

  • Material Design Chemistry (Torimoto Group): Prof. Torimoto (torimoto[at]chembio.nagoya-u.ac.jp)

     - Development of Novel Metal Alloy Nanoparticles for Next Generation Fuel Cells
     - Preparation of Multinary Semiconductor Quantum Dots for Exploring Novel Photoluminesence Materials

  • Structural and Functional Chemistry (Matsuda Group): Prof. Matsuda (ryotaro.matsuda[at]chembio.nagoya-u.ac.jp)

     - Nanospace Design of Metal Organic Frameworks

     - Development of Energy Related Materials Based on Molecular Adsorption

  • Functional Materials Chemistry (Ohtsuki Group): Prof. Ohtsuki (ohtsuki[at]chembio.nagoya-u.ac.jp)

     - Development of Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Nanomaterials for Biomaterials Application

     - Computational Chemistry for the analysis and development of novel functional materials

  • Porous Materials Chemistry (Nakanishi Group): Prof. Nakanishi (dknakanishi[at]imass.nagoya-u.ac.jp)

     - Liquid-phase synthesis of hierarchically porous materials and their application to analytical science

     - Low-density solids with organic-organic hybrid compositions for super thermal insulation

  • Functional Materials Engineering (Osada Group): Prof. Osada (mosada[at]imass.nagoya-u.ac.jp)

     - Exploration of novel functional materials based on 2D oxide nanosheets

     - Controlled assembly of 2D oxide nanosheets and their applications to electronic materials

Department of Biomolecular Engineering

  • Chemical Biotechnology (Murakami Group): Prof. Murakami (murah[at]chembio.nagoya-u.ac.jp)

     - In Vitro Selection of Functional Biomolecules

     - Chemical Protein Synthesis

  • Supramolecular Biochemistry (Asanuma Group): Prof. Asanuma (asanuma[at]chembio.nagoya-u.ac.jp)

     - Design of acyclic artificial nucleic acid (XNA) for biotechnology

     - Functional reinstallation of DNA with base-surrogates

  • Chemical Genetics (Kiyonaka Group): Prof. Kiyonaka (kiyonaka[at]chembio.nagoya-u.ac.jp)

     - Chemical Biology for neurotransmitter receptors

     - Development of new chemical genetics tools

  • Biochemical Engineering (Honda Group): Prof. Honda (honda[at]chembio.nagoya-u.ac.jp) 

     - Screening of novel functional peptides using peptide array

     - Cells/tissues/organs on chips using BioMEMS

  • Environmental Biotechnology (Hori Group): Prof. Hori (khori[at]chembio.nagoya-u.ac.jp)

     - Molecular mechanism of bacterial adhesion to solid surfaces
     - Application of adhesive bacterionanofibers for microbial immobilization

G30 Chem-Eng Program: Courses

<List of OB & current (bachelor course) members in the NUG30-Chem-Eng program and their years enrolled>

2023: Khattyanada Wijaya, Yui Okada, Kris Sukanan, Muyan Ding (Daniel), 

2022: Muflih Rafi, Clarissa Halim, Caleb Adnaka, 

2021: Iksoo Jun (Mike), Nathaniel Aaron Ontangco,

2020: Abhinav Senthil, Eunyeong Ko, Vivid Meelab, 

2019: Shambhavi Savarn,

2018: Nguyen Kim Chung, Duc An Truong,

2017: Yih-Hwai Chuang (Ronny),

2016: Singo Sarkar, Tuan Trinh Anh,

2015: Hina Kato, Kota Takei, Koyama Mai, Santhiya Nagarajan,

2014: Amogh Sood, Ming Min Lee, Stacy Hadiwidjaja, Wen Xi Chia,

2013: Dohwan Yi, Jonathan Totoro Li, Hiroaki Hashimoto, Nathan Hikaru Faialaga, Reina Mah, Wei Xian Teh, 

2012: Urvee Kakar, Jingyuan Deng, Ivan Adiyasa Thiodorus, Sapna Shinha, Izma Rindamelia Effendi, Veronica Theresia,

2011: Cheen Aik Ang

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G30 Chem-Eng Program: Courses

G30-Chemistry Undergraduate Program Alumni 

NU G30-CHEM-ENG

  • Cheen Aik Ang:  (enrolled in 2011) — NU Bachelor

     - He has finished his Bachelor's research under the supervision of professor Atsushi Satsuma.

     - He has received his Master's degree from the University of Toronto (supervisor: professor Gisele Azimi).

     - He is a current employee (Formulation chemist) at Shiseido (Yokohama).

  • Ivan Adiyasa Thiodorus (enrolled in 2012)  —NU Bachelor & Master

     - He has finished his bachelor's research under the supervision of professor Yoshinobu Baba.

     - He has received his Master's degree from Nagoya University (supervisor: professor Yoshinobu Baba).

     - He is a current employee at P&G.

  •  Jingyuan Deng (Bruce) (enrolled in 2012) — NU Bachelor 

     - He has finished his Bachelor's research under the supervision of professor Takashi Ooi.

     - He has received his Master's degree from Tokyo University (supervisor: professor Kyoto Nozaki).

     - He has received his Ph.D degree at Cornell University (supervisor: professor Christopher K. Ober)​.

     - He is currently working at an industry in the Bay Area.

  •  Sapna Sinha (enrolled in 2012) — NU Bachelor

     - She has finished her Bachelor's research under the supervision of professor Michiko Kusunoki (collaborating with prof. H. Shinohara at the School of Science, NU).

     - She has received her Ph.D. from the University of Oxford (supervisor: professor Jamie Warner) and worked as a consultant at Decorte Future industries.

     - She was working as a designated assistant professor at Osaka University.

     - She was awarded the prestigious STEM postdoctoral fellowship and joined the new cohort of Schmidt Science fellows 2021 (at MIT).

  • Veronica Theresia Pranowo (enrolled in 2012)  —NU Bachelor 

     - She has finished her bachelor's research under the supervision of professor Hiroshi Murakami.

     - She is a current graduate student at the University of Tsukuba.

  •  Nathan Hikaru Faialaga (enrolled in 2013)  — NU Bachelor

     - He has flinished his Bachelor's research under the supervision of professor Hiroshi Shinokubo (collaborating with prof. J.-Y. Shin).

     - He finished his Ph.D. degree at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (supervisor: professor Rick L. Danheiser). 

     - He is doing his postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University.

  • Wei Xian Ten (enrolled in 2013) — NU Bachelor

     - He has finished his Bachelor research under the supervision of professor Yushu Matsushita.

     - He got employed by a Japanese interpreter cum sales executive in Toho Precision.

  • Reina Mah (enrolled in 2013) — NU Bachelor

     - She has finished her Bachelor's research under the supervision of professor Yoshinobu Baba.

     - She is currently working at Suvoda, an American healthcare IT company. 

  • Jonathan Totoro Li (enrolled in 2013) — NU Bachelor

     - He has finished her Bachelor's research under the supervision of professor Chikara Ohtsuki.

     - He is currently working at Somic Ishikawa.

  • Hiroaki Hashimoto (enrolled by 2013) — NU Bachelor

     - He has finished his Bachelor's research under the supervision of professor Masami Kamigaito.

     - He is a current employee at P&G.

  • Amogh Sood (enrolled in 2014) — NU Bachelor

     - He has finished his Bachelor's research under the supervision of professor Eiji Yashima.

     - He is a current Ph.D. program student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (supervisor: professor Bin Zhang).

  • WenXi Chia (enrolled in 2014)  — NU Bachelor

     - She has finished her Bachelor's research under the supervision of professor Hiroshi Shinokubo.

     - She is a current employee at the Singapore branch of a Japanese company (Angels playing Card).

  • Stacy Hadiwidjaja (enrolled in 2014) — NU Bachelor

     - She has finished her Bachelor research under the supervision of professor Hiroyuki Honda.

     - She was an employee at the Singapore branch of a Japanese company (Idemitsu Lube Asia Pacific) and then moved to P&G Japan.

  • Ming Min Lee (enrolled in 2014) — NU Bachelor & Master

     - She has finished her Bachelor's research under the supervision of professor Makoto Yamashita.

     - She also finished her Master's degree from Nagoya University.

     - She is now working at AGC Inc. (Yokohama Technical center).  

  • Kota Takei (enrolled in 2015) — NU Bachelor 

     - He has finished her Bachelor's research under the supervision of professor Takahiro Seki. 

     - He is now working at NTT Data global service. 

  • Santhiya Nagarajan (enrolled in 2015) — NU Bachelor

     - She has finished her Bachelor's research under the supervision of professor Susumu Okazaki.

     - She has received her Master's degree from the University of California, Irvine (Master of Software Engineering). 

     - She is working for Oracle based at Seattle, Washington.

  • Hina Kato (enrolled in 2015) — NU Bachelor & Master

     - She has finished her Bachelor's research under the supervision of professor Chikara Ohtsuki. 

     - She has received her Master's degree from Nagoya University. 

     - She is currently working at Tsumura (pharmaceutical company).​

  • Trinh Tuan Anh (enrolled in 2016) — NU Bachelor

     - He has finished his Bachelor's research under the supervision of professor Takashi Ooi.

     - He is a current Ph.D. program student at Wisconsin-Madison University.

  • Shingo Sarkar (enrolled in 2016) — NU Bachelor

     - He finished his Bachelor's research under the supervision of professor Takahiro Seki.

     - He is currently working at a Deutsche Bank.

  • Chuang Yih-Hwai (Ronny) (enrolled in 2017) — NU Bachelor & Master

     - He has finished his Bachelor's research under the supervision of professor Minoru Osada.

     - He completed his Master's degree from Nagoya University.

     - He is currently working at Accenture.

  • Truong An Duc (enrolled in 2018)

    - He has finished his Bachelor's research under the supervision of professor Takashi Ooi.

     - He is a current Master's program student at Nagoya University (M2).

  • Chung Nguyễn Kim (enrolled in 2018)

    - He has finished his Bachelor's research under the supervision of professor Hiroshi Murakami.

    - He is a current Master's program student at Nagoya University (M2).

  • Shambhavi Savarn (enrolled in 2019)

    - She has finished his Bachelor's research under the supervision of professor Chikara Ohtsuki. 

    - She is a current Master's program student at Nagoya University (M1), and employed by a Japanese company called Applied Materials.

NU G30-CHEM-SCI

  • Alan Kimura (enrolled in 2011) — NU Bachelor

     - He has finished his Bachelor's research under the supervision of professor Ryoji Noyori.

     - He received Master’s degree from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

     - He is working at a Startup Biotech in Seattle.

  • Jinkwang Hwang (enrolled in 2011) — NU Bachelor

     - He has finished his Bachelor's research under the supervision of professor Kunio Awaga. 

     - He has received her Master’s & Ph.D. degrees from Kyoto University (professor Rika Hagiwara). 

     - He is working as an assistant professor at the School of Energy Science, Kyoto University. ​​

  • Alicia Yip (enrolled in 2012) — NU Bachelor & Master & Ph.D

     - She has finished her Bachelor's research under the supervision of professor Kenichiro Itami.

     - She received Master’s and Ph.D. degrees from Nagoya University

     - She is working at a Science Company at Kanazawa. 

  • Ryo Shimizu (enrolled in 2013) — NU Bachelor & Master

     - He has finished his Bachelor's research under the supervision of professor Takeshi Yanai.

     - He received Master’s degree from Nagoya University.

     - He is working at Cisco Systems G. K. 


  • Stanley S. Winata (enrolled in 2014) — NU Bachelor & Master

     - He has finished his Bachelor's research under the supervision of professor Shigehiro Yamaguchi.

     - He has received his Master's degree from Nagoya University. 

     - He is a current employee at Unicharm. 

  • Junshi Chang (enrolled in 2015) — NU Bachelor

     - She has finished her Bachelor research under the supervision of professor Hiroshi Abe.

     - She is a current Ph.D. program student at Tokyo University.

  • Peng Jian Yang (Lester) (enrolled in 2015) — NU Bachelor

     - He has finished his Bachelor's research under the supervision of professor Takeshi Yanai.

     - He finished his Master's degree from Berkeley University. 

     - He is now working at Logitech.

     - He has finished his Bachelor's research under the supervision of professor Kenichiro Itami.

     - He is a current Ph.D. program student at Texas (Austin) University.


  • Bui Quy Son (enrolled in 2016) — NU Bachelor

     - He has finished his Bachelor's research under the supervision of professor Kenichiro Itami.

     - He achieved his Master's degree from McGill University in Canada and employed as an associate scientist by a pharmaceutical company in Montreal.

  • Daniel Hobbs (enrolled in 2016) — NU Bachelor

     - He has finished his Bachelor's research has been done under the supervision of professor Takashi Yanai.

     - He achieved his Master's degree from Nagoya University and employed by an IT company.

  • Rio Okuda (enrolled in 2016) — NU Bachelor

     - He has finished his Bachelor's research under the supervision of professor Osami Shoji.

     - He switched the School and Major of his Master degree (Chem-Sci to Bio-Agr): He is a current Bio-Arg graduate program student at Nagoya University.

  • Suk Hwan Jeong (Skahn) (enrolled in 2016) — NU Bachelor

     - He has finished his Bachelor's research under the supervision of professor Kunio Awaga.

     - He completed his Master's degree from Edinburgh University in UK. 

     - He is working at a German consulting company named 'P3 in Korea.

  • Keun Woo Lee (Kenny) (enrolled in 2016) -NU Bachelor

     - He has finished his Bachelor's research under the supervision of professor Susumu Saito.​

     - Currently, he is a NU graduate student in the Japanese graduate program of Nagoya University. 

  • Nguyen Xuan Bach (enrolled in 2017)—NU Bachelor

     - He has finished his Bachelor's research under the supervision of professor Kenichiro Itami.

     - He is a current Ph.D. program student at Duke University in State. 

  • Nguyen Quoc Viet (enrolled in 2017) — NU Bachelor & Master

     - He has finished his Bachelor's research under the supervision of professor Osami Shoji.

     - He completed his Master's degree from Nagoya University.

     - He is a current Ph.D. program student at Nagoya University.

  • Muchamand Yasin Suryadi (enrolled in 2017) — NU Bachelor & Master

     - He has finished his Bachelor's research under the supervision of professor Takeshi Yanai.

     - He completed his Master's degree from Nagoya University.

     - He is a current employee at Accenture. 

  • Buddhini Ranasinghe (enrolled in 2017) — NU Bachelor & Master

     - She has finished his Bachelor's research under the supervision of professor Susumu Saito.

     - She completed her Master's degree from Nagoya University.​

     - She is working at Ritsumeikan Uji junior and senior high school as a Science teacher.

  • An Quang Nguyen (enrolled in 2018) — NU Bachelor

     - He has finished his Bachelor's research under the supervision of professor Kenichiro Itami.

     - He is a current Master's program student at Nagoya University (M2).

  • Le Nghĩa (enrolled in 2019) - NU Bachelor

​     - He has finished his Bachelor's research under the supervision of professor Kenichiro Itami. 

     - He is a current Master's program student at Nagoya University (M1).

G30 Chem-Eng Program: Courses
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