Program of Applied Chemistry
School of Engineering / Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering
Hiroshima University

Functional Dye Chemistry Laboratory

PI: Prof. Yousuke Ooyama

The word "functional dye" originated in Japan. Functional dyes are molecules that have new functions such as changing their color and luminescence properties, recording information, and converting energy by external stimuli including light, heat, electric field, and magnetic field. We are developing new functional dyes and conducting polymers, finding new functions, applying them in opto-electronics, sensors, and the biomedical field, and opening the way to new applications.

We are recruting graduate students (master and Ph.D.). Please check the details (information about the entrance exams).

Your laboratory visit is alxays welcome. You can have an online interview. Please feel free to contact Ooyama for any questions (E-mail:


Jun. 24-25, 2021

We participated the 45th Symposium on Organic Electron Transfer Chemistry and presented our researches online. We handled the symposium.

May 10, 2021

The book "Progress in the Science of Functional Dyes", which is edited by Prof. Ooyama and Prof. Yagi (Osaka Prefecture University), was published by Springer. Prof. Ooyama and Dr. Imato wrote two chapters.
Springer (ebook ver. and hardback ver.)
Amazon (Kindle ver. and hardback ver.)

Feb. 9,10,12, 2021

The final exams for undergraduate and graduate (master) students were held.


Jun. 25, 2021

The 45th Symposium on Organic Electron Transfer Chemistry

Poster Award

D1Kazuki Ohira

Mar. 23, 2021

Graduate School of Engineering, Hiroshima University

Applied Chemistry Excellent Student Award in FY 2020

M2Kazuki Ohira

Mar. 23, 2021

The Chugoku-Shikoku Branch of the Chemical Society of Japan

Branch Chief Award in FY 2020

M2Ayane Sasaki

Nov. 1, 2019

NCU-HU Joint Symposium 2019

Excellent Poster Award

M1Ayane Sasaki