Kyushu University,

Department of Applied Chemistry
Japanese / English

Nanocarbon Chemistry

Novel Science and Technologies using Nanocarbons and Advanced Nanomaterials


  • The key material of our research is next-generation nanomaterials featured in the structure dimensionality, which is represented by carbon nanotubes.  Our research targets expand from fundamental chemistries to application development.  In particular, nanostructural analyses of the materials are carried out by using state-of-the-art instruments and novel analytical methods.  Our findings through the approaches are leading to novel nanomaterial fabrication including energy materials, biomaterials, and advanced functional materials.
  • > Study on electronic structures of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs)
    > Separation of semiconducting and metallic SWNTs based on molecular recognition chemistry
    > Design and creation of nanocarbon-based novel fuel cells with high performance
    > Nanocarbon-based functional polymer hybrids materials and their bio/medical applications
    > Design and creation of novel dimension-controlled organic nanomaterials


Nature Communications' paper (Fumiyuki Toshimitsu) has been published.
Weerathunga Don Terrence Dhammika has entered the Master course. Xiaojing Yu and Yilei Shi have joined in our group from China as an exchange student and a research student, respectively. Welcome to the Nakashima group!
"Publications" has been updated. Two papers (Zehui Yang and Mohamed Reda Berber, respectively) are appearing in Journal of Material Chemistry A.
Somaye Rasouli went back to the US.
Takao Sada, JongTae Yoo, and ChaeRin Kim got Ph.D. Congratulations!
Liu Hong's paper has come out in Nanoscale.
ChaeRin Kim's paper has come out in Chem. Lett.
This updated English web site has been launched.


Nakashima group, Kyushu University, Department of Applied Chemistry, Graduate school of Engineering

744 Motooka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka, Japan

TEL +81-92-802-2840
FAX +81-92-802-2840