What is Chemsys?
"Chemsys" is the nickname for the Department of Chemical System Engineering.
What is chemical system engineering?
Some people may be hearing the term "chemical system engineering" for the first time. This term details our ambition to approach issues beyond the boundaries of chemistry and chemical engineering to date.
A discipline to discover and pursue the truth about substances and reactions.
- Systematic thinking:
A way of dealing with complicated events in open systems, such as society and the environment, by hierarchizing and simplifying according to specific objectives.
A discipline focused on solving practical problems. A study that leads to problem-solving occurring under definite objective-consciousness.
We can demonstrate a concrete and permanent vision of the solution to various problems related to the environment, energy, medical care, and so on by systematic thinking based on chemistry.
1. Develop a problem-solving and purpose-oriented attitude
In our department, it is always necessary to ponder how research can contribute to solving social problems, and its required purpose and function. Our research themes range widely from basic principles to issues of material circulation and safety in society. Every laboratory has a clear viewpoint on dealing with real problems, and laboratories cooperate to promote research activities.
2. Learning systematic thinking
In addition to chemistry as a foundation, we will learn methodologies for analyzing and controlling various chemical phenomena at each level, ranging from molecules to the Earth, and for systematizing and designing those constituent elements. Then, we learn systematic thinking to model elements according to their purpose and capture the system as a whole. By applying this systematic thinking to complicated events, we can demonstrate a specific and permanent vision of proposed solutions.
Students who have learned systematic thinking can play an important role, not only in the field of manufacturing, but in every area of society.
3. Culture to discuss thoroughly
Top-notch researchers from a wide range of fields discuss topics thoroughly while mutually respecting each other. We also organize small group programs, such as reading papers and computer exercises, so that our students discuss very actively. Many international students are also working on research that span across language and cultural barriers.
By the time students graduate, they can combine expert and peripheral knowledge in a well-balanced manner and grow to become a specialized generalist. Such human resources can address challenging problems to realize a sustainable society with a solid academic foundation.
Active industry-university collaboration
We constantly promote education and research in anticipation of real problems and actively engage in industry-academia collaborative activities with a view towards real social contribution.