Osaka University (OU), Japan
Osaka University is the sixth oldest university in Japan, having originally been founded in 1724. The 63rd best university in the world according to the QS World University Rankings® 2018. The Department of Applied Chemistry at Osaka University is internationally well recognized in the field of all kinds of chemistry including synthetic organic chemistry, organometallic chemistry, functional material chemistry, physical organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, polymer chemistry, and applied electrochemistry. The group led by Prof. Takeda is an expert of design, synthesis, and characterization of novel organic p-conjugated functional compounds and polymers for optoelectronic applications.