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Deepening of International Cooperation between UCLA and NIMS

2008.03.24
(2008.04.01 Update)


(March 24, 2008) NIMS President Kishi met with UCLA Chancellor Block in Tokyo and signed MOU each other.

"Photo: Dr. Gene D. Block and Prof. Teruo Kishi shaking hands after the signing of the MOU." Image

Photo: Dr. Gene D. Block and Prof. Teruo Kishi shaking hands after the signing of the MOU.



Prof. Kishi handed over a letter of support for the proposed Center for the Environmental Impact of Nanotechnology (CEIN) at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), which addresses the potential risk of the use of nanotechnology. Then Prof. Kishi and Dr. Block signed the memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA) at NIMS and the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) at UCLA for the opening of the first MANA satellite at UCLA in April 2008.

The joint research project with Prof. James K. Gimzewski, UCLA, contains two main subjects: Advanced Neural Network System (Design and fabrication of an advanced neural network system for simulating brain functions such as learning) and Nano-X-ray System (Development of X-ray emission systems with atomic dimensions using ferroelectric/pyroelectric systems).