Institute for Materials Chemistry and Engineering, Kyushu University Yoshizawa Laboratory


Our research group uses quantum mechanics to look at the electronic properties and reactivities of molecules and molecular assemblies. We are interested in a detailed understanding of structure-function relationships in a wide range of subjects in chemistry, material science, and biochemistry. Below is a list of areas where we are now concentrating our research efforts. To fulfill these purposes we carry out molecular orbital calculations and band structure calculations at various levels of theory.

  1. Electronic and magnetic properties of molecules and solids
  2. Novel functions based on nanostructures and surfaces
  3. Biochemical reactions in metalloenzyme active sites
  4. Catalytic reactions mediated by transition metal complexes
  5. Structures and reactions of organosilicon compounds