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2016.11.16 Update

The UMI 3629 LINK is an International Mixed Unit established in 2014 at NIMS in partnership between CNRS, Saint-Gobain and NIMS. This new international research unit is the 1st international chemistry laboratory created in Japan representing an innovative academic and industrial collaboration model among highly talented international researchers. Research activities at LINK include the creation and synthesis of novel materials, the innovative refining processes and the fine characterization of physical and chemical properties.

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NEW Information

7th Workshop NIMS-UR1-CNRS-SG, 27-28 March 2018, CREE at Cavaillon

ANR CLIMATE was selected as PRCE project for 2018





This project, started in 2012, relies on the strong relationship between Japan and France.

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 The involved partners developed a long term bilateral relationship before to join their efforts to create LINK.
(i) Saint-Gobain and NIMS (since 2008, x articles and x joint patent applications and x workshops organized in common),
(ii) CNRS and NIMS (since 2004, 2 MOU and 1 CCA signed) and
(ii) ISCR at The University of Rennes 1 and NIMS (since 2001, 1 MOU, 1 CCA and 1 ICGP signed, more than 30 articles published and 5 workshops organized in common).

The institute ICSR (UMR 6226 CNRS-UR1) at the University of Rennes 1 was selected as first mirror unit in France for LINK.

Missions and Projects of LINK

Its main missions consist of setting up joint research projects with researchers of multicultural background, reinforcing relationship between academic and industrial communities, stimulating participation in calls for joint projects, and educate and support career development of young researchers.

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Activities 2017


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Seminar and Event

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NEWS!!! 7th Worskhop NIMS-UR1-CNRS-SG in 2018


Tetsuo UCHIKOSHI: Group Leader, Fine Particles Engineering Group, NIMS



David LECHEVALIER: Saint-Gobain

【Researchers from NIMS】

Naoki OHASHI: Director, Research Center for Functional Materials

Yoshiki WADA: Principal Researcher, Electroceramics Group, NIMS

【Post-Doc Researcher】
Wanghwui CHEN

【PhD Students】
Thi Kim Ngan NGUYEN (Ms)
Kevin GUY (UR1) in France
Maxence WILMET (ANRT) in France

【Administrative staff】
Katsumi MURAMATSU: Coordinator, Research Collaboration Office, NIMS
Akane SHIGEMURA (Ms): Assistant, Saint-Gobain

【Former Members】
Mari KONO (Director)
Benjamin DIERRE (Researcher) 

Research results & output

National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
1-2-1 Sengen, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0047, JAPAN