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

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)


"Dr. Tomonobu Nakayama, MANA Deputy Director & MANA Principal Investigator, admitted as The Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP) Fellow (2019)" Image
2019.09.30 Update News Archive
2019.09.30 Update Press Release

Development of a Stretchable Vibration-Powered Device Using a Liquid Electret

—Towards Healthcare-Applicable Heartbeat and Pulse Sensors—

2019.08.26 Update Press Release

A Spectroscopic Infrared Sensor with World-Class Wavelength Resolution

—Realizing 50nm Resolution and ±1° Sensing Angle Towards the Development of Advanced Temperature and Position Sensors—

Environment of MANA

Attractive research environment

Nano-Materials Field - Research Group

Nano-System Field - Research Group

WPI Program

We aim to become a "globally visible research center"

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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

Deputy Director

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