A national research hub to pursue fundamental researches on structural materials for national resilience and industrial competitiveness

On October 1st, 2014, Research Center for Structural Materials (RCSM) was inaugurated as a national research hub to pursue fundamental structural materials research with the aim of strengthening national resilience and industrial competitiveness through collaborations among industries, universities and government sectors.

Within the RCSM, Tsukuba Open Plaza for Advanced Structural Materials (TOPAS) was established as a platform to form the most effective research teams to pursue collaborative researches, standardization, information exchange and human resource development in the field of advanced structural materials.

Director's Greeting

In April 2016 as NIMS started new mid-term plan for the next 7 years, Research Center for Structural Materials (RCSM) established in Oct. 2014 has commenced its activities under the new regime with six research fields covering fundamental and practical aspects of structural materials, and one platform to evaluate long term reliability of structural materials. The objective of RCSM is to be a national hub for research in structural materials through research collaboration, transmission of information, shared use of advanced research facilities, as well as development of human resources. In April 2018, six research fields in RCSM has been reorganized to three research fields with the view to enhance maneuverability of research activity. We continue to be actively involved in enhancement of research capability and to strive to return the results of research to society. Your support and understanding are greatly appreciated.

Kazuhiro Kimura, Director
Research Center for Structural Materials


Figure. Optimization of superalloy powder manufacturing processes using machine learning
2020.11.30 Update Press Release

Achieving Cost-Efficient Superalloy Powder Manufacturing Using Machine Learning

—Technique Efficiently Optimizes Complex Manufacturing Processes and May Reduce Aircraft Engine Component Production Costs—

2020.09.30 Update Press Release

Increasing the Deliverable Capacity of Magnesium Metal Batteries through Anode Design

—Techniques Used to Develop Structural Materials Prove Useful in the Development of Low-Cost, Large-Capacity Rechargeable Batteries—

2020.06.11 Update Press Release

Low-Cost, Fly Footpad-Like Adhesive Structure Capable of Repeated Attachment/Detachment

—Recycle-Compatible, Environmentally Friendly Technology Inspired by Footpad Formation Mechanism during Fly’s Pupal Metamorphosis—

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