Ibaraki University's
College of Engineering
Department of Biomolecular Functional Engineering

Associate Professor



  1. 茨城大学共同研究開発センター 助教授 1992/04-2006/03
  2. 茨城大学工学部 助教授 2006/04-Present

Academic background

  1. Tohoku University Graduate School, Division of Natural Science Physical Chemistry Doctor course 1983 Completed
  2. Kumamoto University Graduate School, Division of Natural Science chemistry Master course 1977 Completed
  3. Kumamoto University Faculty of Science Chemistry 1975 Graduated

Academic degrees

  1. PhD Tohoku University

Research Areas

  1. Physical Chemistry
  2. Computational Chemistry

Subject of research

  1. Inclusion phenomena of azo molecules
  2. Effects of Cyclodextrins on the Photobleaching of Laser Dyes
  3. Magnetic and induced circular dichroism spectra of quinones


  1. Research paper (scientific journal) Joint X-ray Structures and Dipole Moments of Tropones annulated with Furan, Benzene, and Oxepin Mitsutaka Kudoh, Susumu Sudoh, Shigeyoshi Katagiri, Tomoo Nakazawa, Mariko Ishihara, Mamoru Jinguji, Miwako Higashi, Hiroyuki Yamaguchi, Ryuta Miyatake, Yoshikazu Sugihara, and Chizuko Kabuto Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn. 79/ 8, 1240-1247 2006/08/15
  2. Research paper (scientific journal) Joint Induced Circular Dichroism Spectra of β- and γ-cyclodextrin Complexes with Indazolinone and Related Compounds Masahiro Kawamura, Miwako Higashi Journal of Inclusion Phenomena and Macrocyclic Chemistry 51, 11-15 2005
  3. Research paper (scientific journal) Joint Induced circular dichroism and magnetic circular dichroism spectra of maleimide and related molecules Masahiro Kawamura, Miwako Higashi Helvetica Chimica Acta 86/ 7, 2342-2348 2003
  4. Research paper (scientific journal) Joint Fluorescent behavior in host-guest interactions. Part3. Fluorescent sensing for organic guests using three types of amino-β-cyclodextrins Y. Takenaka, M. Higashi, N. Yoshida J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 2 615-620 2002
  5. Research paper (scientific journal) Fluorescent behaviour in host-guest interactions. Part 2. Thermal and pH-dependent sensing properties of two geometric isomers of fluorescent amino-β-cyclodextrin derivatives H. Nakashima, Y. Takenaka, M. Higashi, N. Yoshida J. Chem. Soc., Perkin Trans. 2 2096-2103 2001

Memberships of academic societies

  1. The Chemical Society of Japan
  2. The Society of Cyclodextrins, Japan
  3. Society of Computer Chemistry, Japan