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

2023.01.16 Update
MANA is the one of the 17 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. In 2007, along with the University of Tokyo, Kyoto University, Tohoku University and Osaka University, NIMS became the sole independent administrative institution to be selected as a WPI center. As well as achieving the goal of WPI program, we have tried to develop materials for innovation towards realizing sustainable society in 21st century.


Group photo of the Dutch delegation with NIMS President Dr. Hono and other NIMS Staff
2023.02.06 Update News
2022.12.22 Update Press Release

Development of an ionic device capable of brain-like information processing

—Recreating Edge-of-Chaos State May Enhance AI Device Performance—

2022.11.08 Update Press Release

Synthesis of a Silicon-Integrated Organic Framework Film

—Towards On-Surface Synthesis of Various Carbon Nanofilms—

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)Yutaka WAKAYAMA

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