Faculty of Design Technology
Department of Environmental Science and Technology

Associate Professor

Ryo Horikoshi

Academic background

  1. Toho University Graduate School, Division of Natural Science Doctor later 2002/03 Completed

Academic degrees

  1. 博士(理学) Toho University 2002/03

Research Areas

  1. Inorganic chemistry
  2. Chemical education

Subject of research

  1. Structures and Properties of Coordination Polymers Based on Ferrocene-Containing Building Ligands Coordination Polymer Ferrocene 2000-Present
  2. Illustrating Chemical Principles with Toys LEGO Bricks (Interlocking Building Blocks) Rube Goldberg Machine 2012-Present

Proposed theme of joint or funded research

  1. Development of Teaching Materials for High School and Lifelong Education


  1. Research paper (scientific journal) Only Illustrating Structure–Properties Relationships with Interlocking Building Block Models: Amylopectin, Amylose, and Cellulose The Chemical Educator 22, 191-194 2017
  2. Research paper (scientific journal) Joint Illustrating the Basic Functioning of Mass Analyzers in Mass Spectrometers with Ball-Rolling Mechanisms Journal of Chemical Education ACS 94, 1502-1506 2017
  3. Research paper (scientific journal) Joint Exploring the Gas Chemistry of Old Submarine Technologies Using Plastic Bottles as Reaction Vessels and Models Journal of Chemical Education 93, 1411-1414 2016
  4. Research paper (scientific journal) Only Design of a Molecular Model Set Based on Ping-Pong Balls Loaded with Magnets The Chemical Educator 21, 1-2 2016
  5. Research paper (scientific journal) Joint Relation between Metal Properties and Historical Incidents: A Demonstration of Metal Burning and Cooling Experiments World Journal of Chemical Education 3, 120-123 2015

Research presentations

  1. Poster presentation Using Plastic Bottles as Reaction Vessels To Explore the Gas Chemistry of Old Submarine Technologies EASE 2016 TOKYO 2016 International Conference of East-Asian Association for Science Education 2016
  2. Poster presentation Illustrating Catalysis with Interlocking Building Blocks: Catalysts from the 2010, 2005, and 2001 Nobel Prizes in Chemistry Pacifichem 2015 2015
  3. Poster presentation The Use of Toys to Illustrate the Exhaust Control Process of an Automotive Three-way Catalytic Converter 6th NICE (Network for Inter-Asian Chemistry Educators) Conference 2015
  4. Poster presentation ブロック玩具を利用した化学教材:有機金属触媒によるオレフィン重合のモデル 日本化学会第93回春季年会 2013
  5. Poster presentation ソルバトクロミズムを示す銅錯体の合成と分析 日本化学会第92回春季年会 2012

Memberships of academic societies

  1. 日本化学会
  2. 錯体化学会

Lecture of non-academic activities

  1. ピタゴラ装置で学ぶ質量分析計のしくみ 帝塚山高等学校 出張講義 2017/02
  2. ピタゴラ装置で学ぶ質量分析計のしくみ 「青少年のための科学の祭典」 和歌山大会 2016/11
  3. ピタゴラ装置で学ぶ質量分析計のしくみ 「青少年のための科学の祭典」 奈良大会 2016/11
  4. ピタゴラ装置で学ぶ質量分析計のしくみ 神戸大学大学院理学研究科化学専攻 固体化学分野 研究室セミナー 2016/08
  5. 玩具で学ぶ質量分析計のしくみ 京都府立京都八幡高等学校 出張講義 2016/06