Department of Chemistry


We participated in The University of Electro-Communications 100th Anniversary Commemorative Event "the International Symposium on Novel Energy Nanomaterials, Catalysts and Surfaces for Future Earth."

Dr. Tan Yuanyuan (PD) awarded the RCS Energy & Environmental Science Poster Prize and Ms. Saki Ozawa (M1) awarded the RCS Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics (PCCP) Poster Prize.

We went on a lab trip to Gifu.
New publication;

S. Muratsugu, S. Miyamoto, K. Sakamoto, K. Ichihashi, C. K. Kim, N. Ishiguro, M. Tada "Size Regulation and Stability Enhancement of Pt Nanoparticle Catalyst via Polypyrrole Functionalization of Carbon-Nanotube-Supported Pt Tetranuclear Complex"
Langmuir ,in press. DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b02114

Y. Takagi, T. Nakamura, L. Yu, S. Chaveanghong, O. Sekizawa, T. Sakata, T. Uruga, M. Tada, Y. Iwasawa, and T. Yokoyama. “X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy under Real Ambient Pressure Conditions”
Appl. Phys. Exp. , 10, 076603 (2017).

O. Sekizawa, T. Uruga, N. Ishiguro, H. Matsui, K. Higashi, T. Sakata, Y. Iwasawa, and M. Tada. “In-situ X-ray Nano-CT System for Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells under Operating Conditions”
J. Phys: Conference Series , 849, 012022 (2017).

We participated in The 67th Japan Society of Coordination Chemistry Symposium.
New publication;

J. B. Ernst, C. Schwermann, G.-i. Yokota, M. Tada, S. Muratsugu, N. L. Doltsinis, F. Glorius "Molecular Adsorbates Switch on Heterogeneous Catalysis: Induction of Reactivity by N-Heterocyclic Carbenes"
J. Am. Chem. Soc. , 139, 9144-9147 (2017). DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b05112.

H. Matsui, N. Ishiguro, T. Uruga, O. Sekizawa, K. Higashi, N. Maejima, M. Tada “Operando 3D Visualization of Migration and Degradation of Pt Cathode Catalyst in a Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell”
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. , 56, 9371-9375(2007). DOI: 10.1002/anie.201703940

We participated in Co-Lab Intermural Softball Match.
We held BBQ party.
We held a welcome party for new members.
New publication;

Y. Takagi, H. Wang, Y. Uemura, T. Nakamura, L. Yu, O. Sekizawa, T. Uruga, M. Tada, Y. Iwasawa, and T. Yokoyama
“In situ Study of Oxidation States of Platinum Nanoparticles on a Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell Electrode by Near Ambient
Pressure Hard X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy”
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 19 , 6013-6021 (2017).

R. Araake, K. Sakadani, M. Tada, Y. Sakai, and Y. Ohki “[Fe4] and [Fe6] Hydride Clusters Supported by Phosphines: Synthesis, Characterization, and Application in N2 Reduction”

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 139 , 5596-5606 (2017)

New members have joined in Tada Lab.
New PDs, Dr.Sawaguchi and Dr.Maejima, have joined in Tada Lab.
Members of this lab gave a presentation in The 97th CSJ Annual Meeting.
Bachelor thesis presentation was held.
Master thesis presentation was held.
New publication;

S. Muratsugu, N. Maity, H. Baba, M. Tasaki, and M. Tada
“Preparation and Catalytic Performance of a Molecularly Imprinted Pd Complex Catalyst for Suzuki Cross-coupling Reactions”
Dalton Trans. , 3125-3134 (2017). (Inside cover).

We participated 30th anuual meeting of The Japanese Society for Synchrotron Radiation Research.


Student Application
Graduate students who would like to join our lab as Ph.D. candidates at Nagoya University: please contact to Prof. Mizuki Tada.
Postdoc Application
We look for postdocs at our lab. Please contact to Prof. Mizuki Tada.