We are research institution specializing in materials research in metals, organic or inorganic materials.

Our world is made up of various "substances" and in these "materials" the basis of our everyday lives can be found. Materials fall into two major categories such as organic/polymeric materials and inorganic materials, the latter in turn being divided into metals and ceramics.
From the Stone Ages - by way of the Industrial Revolution - up to today, the advance in materials has contributed to the development of humankind and now it is being focused upon as offering a solution for global problems.
NIMS specializes in carrying out research concerning these materials. Our materials research is managed with the next generation within perspective, in line with our theme, "Materials research for creating tomorrow".

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Our Profile

Organization Name:
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
President: HONO Kazuhiro
Location / Contact:
1-2-1 Sengen, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0047, JAPAN
TEL: +81-29-859-2000

President's Greeting

Greetings from the President

Policy, Mission, Vision

Sustainable social construction with the nanotech-driven materials research

Our History

Our history from NRIM and NIRIM to NIMS

Location (sites)

Access to NIMS

Research Integrity

Research Integrity: NIMS doesn’t allow any research misconduct and research budget misuse.

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Research Fellows・Meister

They have exceptional knowledge, experience and research achievements in materials science

Executives Emeritus

Executives Emeritus who made significant contribution to NIMS

NIMS Alumni

NIMS Alumni is organized by people who had left NIMS after at least one month experience at NIMS.

What's New

Research Fellows・Meister
President's Greeting
Executives Emeritus

( About NIMS )

NIMS Pamphlet

(2022.09.01 Published)