Aiming to become the one of the world’s largest research center for nanoarchitectonics and materials fields.

2021.04.13 Update

MANA is the one of the five research centers conducting the world's biggest research programs (known as the WPI Program), under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in Japan. Along with the University of Tokyo, Kyoto University, Tohoku University and Osaka University, NIMS in 2007 became the sole independent administrative institution to be chosen (In 2010, the 6th WPI center was established in Kyushu University). As well as achieving the goal of WPI program, we have tried to develop materials for innovation towards realizing sustainable society in 21st century.

Homepage: International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA)


(a) Change in sheet resistance. (b) Change in critical magnetic field measured with multiple samples as a function of temperature.
2021.03.05 Update Press Release

Discovery of a Mechanism for Making Superconductors More Resistant to Magnetic Fields

—Rotation of Electron Spins in Superconductors of Atomic-Scale Thickness May Be Used to Make Qubits for Quantum Computing—

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—

2020.10.21 Update Press Release

Accelerating Thin Film Fabrication Processes Using Machine Learning

—Technique May Be Used to Reduce Materials Development Cost by Greatly Shortening the Trial-and-Error Process without Relying on External Data—

Environment of MANA

Attractive research environment

Nano-Materials Field - Research Group

Supermolecules Group

From Molecules to Materials: Creation of Nanostructures and Fumctional Materials by Bottom-Up, Self-assembly, and Supramolecular Processes

Nanostructured Semiconducting Materials Group

New functionalized nanostructures by constructing composite nanostructures

Nano-System Field - Research Group

Nanoionic Devices Group

Development of Nanoionic Devices Enabling Diverse New Functions such as Artificial Intelligence

Nano-System Theoretical Physics Group

Theory on topological physics and novel quantum functionality

Surface Quantum Materials Group

Designing and Creating two-dimensional materials from atomic and molecular levels

WPI Program

We aim to become a "globally visible research center"

The WPI Program is for increasing the scientific and technological level in Japan and promoting the development of innovations for the future. We aim to become a “globally visible" research center where every world’s highest-level researcher who wants to work there gathers from around the world because of our high level of research activities and research environment.

Deputy Director/Administrative Director

(Open in a new window)Tomonobu NAKAYAMA

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