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NIMS signs a MOU with Materials and Nanotechnologies at Belgorod University of Russia

(July 23, 2009) The NIMS Structural Materials Center concluded a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for research collaboration with the Centre of Nanostructural Materials and Nanotechnologies of Belgorod State University in Russia.

"From left: Dr. Yuji Kimura(Senior Researcher), Dr. Kaneaki Tsuzaki (Managing Director) and Dr. Andrey Belyakov of Belgorod State University in Russia" Image

From left: Dr. Yuji Kimura(Senior Researcher), Dr. Kaneaki Tsuzaki (Managing Director) and Dr. Andrey Belyakov of Belgorod State University in Russia



Belgorod University is located in Belgorod, which is the administrative center of the Belgorod Oblast and is located close to the Ukraine. The university has a long history, having been established in 1876. The Centre is the host of a laboratory which was launched 3 years ago as a base for nanotechnology in Russia. The joint research under the MOU will focus on “Nanostructural Control of Metallic Structural Materials.”

Actual research activities are already underway as joint research (April 2009 to March 2011) with Russia under a bilateral exchange project sponsored by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). It may also be noted that Dr. Andrey Belyakov on the Russian side worked at NIMS for a total of 6 years. Thus, it is believed that fruitful activities will be possible based on a deep mutual understanding.