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

Research keywords

  1. Coordination 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) Joint Illustrating Catalysis with a Handmade Molecular Model Set: Catalytic Oxidation of Carbon Monoxide over a Platinum Surface Chemistry Teacher International 3, 431-439 2021
  2. Research paper (scientific journal) Design of a Structure Model Set for Inorganic Compounds Based on Ping-Pong Balls Linked with Snap Buttons Chemistry Teacher International 3, 295-301 2021
  3. Research paper (scientific journal) Only Teaching Chemistry with LEGO® Bricks Chemistry Teacher International 3, 239-255 2021
  4. Research paper (scientific journal) Only Teaching Introductory Chemistry Through World Cultural Heritage History Chemistry Teacher International 3, Article 20190023 2021
  5. Research paper (scientific journal) Joint Synthesis, Crystal Structures, Electrochemical Properties, and Complexation of Ferrocene-Based Compounds: 1,2-Bis(dimethyldithiocarbamate)ferrocene and 1,2-Bis(benzothiazol-2-ylthio)ferrocene Journal of Organometallic Chemistry 900, Article 120928 2019

Research presentations

  1. Poster presentation Design of Teaching Aids for Enjoying Learning Fundamental Inorganic Chemistry International Conference on Mixed-Anion Compounds 2021
  2. Poster presentation Ball-Rolling Contraptions Fabricated from Readily Available Components for Illustrating the Basic Principles of Mass Analyzers 日本化学会第98回春季年会 2018
  3. 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
  4. Poster presentation Illustrating Catalysis with Interlocking Building Blocks: Catalysts from the 2010, 2005, and 2001 Nobel Prizes in Chemistry Pacifichem 2015 2015
  5. 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

Memberships of academic societies

  1. アメリカ化学会
  2. 日本化学会
  3. 錯体化学会

Committee Career

  1. 日本化学会 第102春季年会 講演企画小委員会 委員 2021/07-2022/03/31

Achievements of non-academic activities

  1. 手作り分子模型で理解を深める高校化学~化学反応式・異性体・同素体 ひらめき☆ときめきサイエンス 2021/07
  2. 深読み化学 第一学院高校 Web 出張講義 2021/07
  3. 手作り分子模型で理解を深める触媒反応 帝塚山高等学校 出張講義 2021/02
  4. 最先端のトピックス「ミックス・セラミックス」 貝塚南高校 出張講義 2020/11
  5. 最先端のトピックス「ミックス・セラミックス」 西和清陵高校 出張講義 2020/11

Research Projects (Competitive Research Funds)

  1. Science research expense ローテク教材を使う講義「最先端のトピックス:ミックス・セラミックス」の開発と実践 19H04709 新学術領域研究 General Representative 堀越 亮 2019/04/01-2021/03/31