NIMS’s unique system helps active research of talented young scientists from all over the world

ICYS (International Center for Young Scientists) is launched as a new organization of NIMS in succession to "International Center for Young Scientists" with the support of Special Coordination Funds for promoting Science and Technology, a program administrated by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. This center has two principal pillars. One is elaborate assistance for foreign researchers and the other is to foster young talented multinational researchers.


Quasi-primary odor determination using a combination of machine learning and an odor sensor.
2021.06.21 Update Press Release

Digitalization and Visualization of Odors Using an Odor Sensor and Machine Learning

—Technique Is Capable of Selecting “Quasi-Primary Odors” Out of a Dozen Odors—

2020.01.08 Update Press Release

Simple, Flexible Optical Manipulation of Charge Current-Induced Heat Flow

—Novel Thermal Energy Control Mechanism Using Electron Spin, a Source of Magnetism—

2019.10.16 Update Press Release

About ICYS

Fostering system for independent young researchers

NIMS began ICYS Program with the support of Special Coordination Funds for promoting Science and Technology in 2003. This program provides certain amount of research funding and free research environment to young talented postdoctoral researchers from all over the world for the purpose of establishing a system to train independent young researchers who can foster innovative research ideas.

The role of new ICYS

ICYS Program was terminated in 2008 after producing various kinds of superior achievements. NIMS established new ICYS(International Research Center for young scientists) in 2009 based on the good success in the previous period aiming to become a wide-open institution on a global basis.
New ICYS has two principal pillars. One is "human resource development" of young scientists and the other is to "support" of foreign researchers.

Managing Director

(Open in a new window)Koichi Tsuchiya

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