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

2022.04.06 Update
MANA is the one of the thirteen 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.


Organic dual-gate anti-ambipolar transistor designed to perform an AND logic gate operation.
2022.03.10 Update Press Release

Development of an Organic Transistor Enabling Higher Density Circuit Integration

—Construction of Multiple Logic Circuits Using Only a Single Transistor—

2022.03.08 Update Press Release

Keeping Apples Fresh Using Clay Films

—Long-term Food Storage Technology May Help Address Potential Food Crises—

2022.02.21 Update Press Release

New Strategy for Designing Thermoelectric Materials

—Electronic Structure Parameter Database Can Be Useful in Developing Higher Performance Materials—

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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