We owe much of our present daily life standard to the incredible materials that were developed in the 20th century. The mission of the Undergraduate Program of Chemistry and Materials Technology is to create materials for the 21st century that increase the prosperity and sustainability of society. The goal of our education program is produce graduates that are creative engineers and researchers who have received a wide range of practical scientific knowledge, and who understand the importance of harmony between humanity, society, and nature.
Chemistry is the primary subject upon which the Chemistry and Materials Technology undergraduate program is founded. The curriculum has been planned to provide students with an initial strong background in basic chemistry (i.e. organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry, and physical chemistry), and then with a wide general understanding of advanced chemistry, applied chemistry, and materials science (e.g. quantum chemistry, solid state chemistry, ceramic chemistry, surface and colloid chemistry, polymer chemistry, properties of organic and inorganic materials, and chemical engineering). Considering the diversity and broad range of the program, the advanced subjects have been divided into two general categories: the Molecular Chemistry Set and the Functional Materials Set. In this way, students are able to choose subjects within either category and specialize further in that branch of Chemistry and Materials Technology.
Our programs emphasize both theory and practice. Students will spend considerable time in the laboratory familiarizing themselves with chemical substances and learning how to work with them. In addition, a broad range of undergraduate research opportunities are provided by all faculty research groups.