Information of our research - fields, activities and organization

NIMS is a public institute specializing in materials research. As such, it is expected to achieve the policies laid out by the Japanese government in the Science and Technology Basic Plan and its own 5-year Mid-term Program based thereon, and to contribute to materials research and the enhancement of science and technology. Although the Science and Technology Basic Plan and NIMS Mid-Term Program are established in consideration of social needs, in recent years, solutions to global problems, as exemplified by the environment, energy, and resources, from the field of materials research have been particularly desired.

NIMS is engaged in a diverse range of materials research, with emphasis on responding to these social needs.


Research Organization

NIMS' Fourth Seven-Year Plan entered into effect in April 2016.

Research Centers

NIMS International Research Centers and the Corporate Joint Research Centers actively grapple with problem-solving and outcome-oriented research.

Units & Support Units

Each research unit can be seen from here

Researcher (SAMURAI)

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Link to NIMS researcher database "SAMURAI"

Research Database

Databases collecting information on NIMS researchers, published papers, patents, and research-related information

What's New

Materials Database Group

( 材料データプラットフォームセンター )

In-situ characterization technique development group

( Research Center for Advanced Measurement and Characterization )

Materials Strength Standard and Technology Group

( Research Center for Structural Materials (RCSM) )

Organization Chart

( Center for Green Research on Energy and Environmental Materials (GREEN) )