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NIMS Award to a world-class researcher who did innovative research and accomplished excellent results in Materials Science

About NIMS

NIMS was merged from two National Research Institutes for Metals (NRIM) and Inorganic Materials (NIRIM) in April, 2001, and began as an Independent Administrative Institution (IAI). Since April, 2015, the IAI system has been reestablished as the system of the National Research and Development Agency.  As of October 1, 2016, NIMS promoted to a Designated National Research and Development Institute.

President Profile

Name: Kazuhiro HONO
Education: 1988  Ph.D. Metal Science & Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University
1984  M.S. Materials Science, Tohoku University
1982  B.S. Materials Science, Tohoku University
Career: 2022  President, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
2018  Exective Vice President, NIMS
2016  Director, Research Center for Magnetic and Spintronic Materials, NIMS
1995  Senior Researcher National Research Institute for Metals
    (It is now merged to NIMS)
1990  Research Associate, Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University
1988  Post Doctoral Research Associate, Carnegie Mellon University
Research Interest: Magnetic materials (hard amgnets, soft magnetic materials, half-metals, Heusler alloys)
Magnetic recording media

For Further information
President Profile
SAMURAI NIMS Researchers Directory Service

Corporate Profile

Objective: Carrying out fundamental research and generic/infrastructural technology research and development in the field of materials science, and with improving the level of materials science and technology.
Established: July, 1956
Established the National Research Institute for Metals (NRIM)
April, 1966
Established the National Institute in Inorganic Materials (NIRIM)
April, 2001
NRIM and NRIM are Merged to National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
April, 2015
The Independent Administrative Institution(IAI) system reestablished as the system of the National Research and Development Agency.

See details in "History"
Location(Sites): [Tsukuba]
1-2-1 Sengen, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0047, JAPAN
1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044, JAPAN
3-13 Sakura, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0003, JAPAN
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