NIMS signed MOU with the Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH

(2011.10.27 Update)

Structural Materials Unit and Materials Reliability Unit in NIMS and Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH agreed to a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the research and development in the field of structural materials on October 10th 2011.

"From left: Prof.Raabe (Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH) and Dr. Tsuzaki (NIMS, Managing Director)" Image

From left: Prof.Raabe (Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH) and Dr. Tsuzaki (NIMS, Managing Director)

Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH conducts basic research for an improved understanding on iron, steel and related materials, such as nickel, titanium and intermetallic phase alloys. The institute currently consists of three departments (1. Microstructure Physics and Metal Forming, 2. Interface Chemistry & Surface Engineering, 3. Computational Materials Design), and each department has the latest research facilities and top-level scientists. Through their inter-department activities, coupling experiments and calculation, world-level fundamental research is running there to pursue mechanisms of materials properties.

We are expecting a further development of structural materials research based on the MOU.