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

2021.07.05 Update
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.


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