Summary of National Institute for Materials Science

2022.10.01 Update

Introducing our profile -location, executive, bussiness, the number of employee et al- at a grant. For more details, please see the linked page of each section.

Organization name National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
Objective Carrying out fundamental research and generic/infrastructural technology research and development in the field of materials science, and with improving the level of materials science and technology.
July, 1956
Established the National Research Institute for Metals (NRIM)
April, 1966
Established the National Institute in Inorganic Materials (NIRIM)
April, 2001
Merged to National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
April, 2015
The Independent Administrative Institution(IAI) system reestablished as the system of the National Research and Development Agency.
See details in "History"
1-2-1 Sengen, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0047, JAPAN
1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044, JAPAN
3-13 Sakura, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0003, JAPAN
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HONO Kazuhiro
Executive Vice President:
Senior Vice President:
  • SAITO Kiyoshi
Executive Advisor to the President:
  • UOSAKI Kohei
  • MIYANO Kenjiro
See details in "Executive"
Major operations Fundamental research and generic / infrastructural technology research and development.
See details in "Activities"
Annual Budget About 30.1 billion yen (Year ended 31 March 2022)
See details in "Settlement & Workforce Report"
Workforce 1,546 (As of April 1st, 2022)
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Research fields
  • Materials for Energy and Environment
  • Nanoscale Materials
  • Advanced Key Technologies
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