Minister and Vice Minister of MEXT Visit NIMS


(September 4, 2008) Minister Tsuneo Suzuki of Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) visited the NIMS Sengen Site and Vice Minister Toshio Yamauchi also visited on the following day.

"Photo1: Hearing the overview of NIMS by President Prof. Kishi" Image

Photo1: Hearing the overview of NIMS by President Prof. Kishi

"Photo2: Vice Minister at Structural Metals Center" Image

Photo2: Vice Minister at Structural Metals Center

The President of NIMS, Prof. Teruo Kishi, gave an overview of NIMS, including recent research outcomes and the International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), which was established about a year ago under the World Premier International Research Center (WPI) Initiative sponsored by MEXT. Both Mr. Suzuki and Mr. Yamauchi toured the High Temperature Materials Center, which is engaged in collaborative research with Rolls-Royce, the Structural Metals Center, which is developing high performance structural materials, and the Nanotechnology Innovation Center, which opened last April.


Photo3: At the Rolls-Royce Center Excellence for Aerospace Materials

Photo4: At the Structural Metals Center

Photo5: Showing NIMS newly developed materials samples

Photo6: At the High Temperature Materials Center

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