Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science / Division of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University


The research and education in the undergraduate Department of Chemistry and the graduate Division of Chemistry encompass diverse fields of chemistry, including theoretical chemistry, physical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, and chemical biology.

Division of Chemistry in Graduate School of Science is comprised of 28 laboratories, 18 from Department of Chemistry (Kitashirakawa Campus), 8 from Institute for Chemical Research (Uji Campus), 1 from Institute for Frontier Life and Medical Sciences (Hospital Campus), 1 from Institute for Integrated Radiation and Nuclear Science (Kumatori Campus), and 3 laboratories headed by the affiliate professors.


  • 2018/07/29
    Assistant Professor Kazuya Otsubo was awarded the 2018 Japan Society of Coordination Chemistry (JSCC) Award for Young Scientists.
  • 2018/07/20
    Professor Hiroshi Sugiyama was awarded the 9th Japanese Society for Photomedicine and Photobiology Award.
  • 2018/06/25
    Professor Keiji Maruoka was awarded the Japan Academy Prize.
  • 2018/05/25
    Professor Atsushi Wakamiya was awarded the KCS Award in Chemical Technology.
  • 2018/04/29
    Prof. Gunzi Saito was awarded the Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon.
  • 2018/04/17
    Associate Professor Jun Shimokawa was awarded Young Scientists’ Prize from MEXT.
  • 2018/04/01
    Assistant Professors Keisuke Nogi and Soyoung Park were awarded Toyota Riken Scholars.
  • 2018/04/01
    Drs. Mariko Yukimoto and Nobutaka Shioya joined the Department as Assistant Professors.
  • 2018/04/01
    Dr. Atsushi Wakamiya joined the Department as a Professor.
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