International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics

Aiming to become the one of the world’s largest research center for nanoarchitectonics and materials fields.

MANA is the one of the five research centers conducting the world's biggest research programs (known as the WPI Program), under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in Japan. Along with the University of Tokyo, Kyoto University, Tohoku University and Osaka University, NIMS in 2007 became the sole independent administrative institution to be chosen (In 2010, the 6th WPI center was established in Kyushu University). As well as achieving the goal of WPI program, we have tried to develop materials for innovation towards realizing sustainable society in 21st century.


Motion of Supramolecular Machines Successfully Controlled through Simple Mechanical Manipulation
2015.08.28 UpdateNEWPress Release

Motion of Supramolecular Machines Successfully Controlled through Simple Mechanical Manipulation

Interface Technology Capable of Manipulating Molecules by Hand Movement

2015.08.28 UpdateNEWPress Release

Development of Growth Factor-Free Tissue Adhesive Porous Films Singularly Capable of Promoting Angiogenesis

Technology May Contribute to Medical Cost Reduction Making Expensive Growth Factors-Free

2015.08.03 UpdatePress Release

A world first! Parity effect observed in graphene, a material garnering great attention

A new phenomenon in which flow of electricity completely changes with odd and even numbers of junctions

Mission, Research Targets

Four missions to be achieved as WPI's goal

Environment of MANA

Attractive research environment

MANA Foundry

Dedication to innovative nano-level material inventions through comprehensive research support from nanofabrication, structural observation and characteristic evaluation.

WPI Program

We aim to become a "globally visible research center"

The WPI Program is for increasing the scientific and technological level in Japan and promoting the development of innovations for the future. We aim to become a “globally visible" research center where every world’s highest-level researcher who wants to work there gathers from around the world because of our high level of research activities and research environment.


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