Member: National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)

Website: www.nims.go.jp/eng

President: Dr. Kazuhito Hashimoto

Primary Location: Sengen, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, JAPAN

Other Locations: Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, JAPAN; Sakura, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, JAPAN;

Kouto, Sayo-cho, Sayo-gun, Hyogo, JAPAN

Number of Employees:

Total: 1,541 Technical: 1,189 (As of April 1st, 2018)

Basic Policy: NIMS is Japan's sole National Research and Development Agency specializing in materials science. NIMS is charged with basic research and development of materials science, and to advance the level of expertise in the field.

WMRIF Representatives:

Dr. Kazuhito Hashimoto


Sengen, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, JAPAN




Academic Collaboration Office

Sengen, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, JAPAN




Fundamental research and generic / infrastructural technology research and development

Dissemination of research results and promotion of their applications

Shared use of NIMS facilities and equipment

Training of researchers and engineers


NIMS Nanotechnology Platform:


Facilities & Service Stations: (http://www.nims.go.jp/eng/infrastructure/station.html)

Organizational Structure:




Member: Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) CanmetMATERIALS (CMAT)

Website: https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/mining-materials/materials-technology/8234

CMAT Director General: Philippe Dauphin

CMAT Director of Operations: Wojciech Kasprzak

Primary Location: 183 Longwood Road South, Hamilton, ON, L8P 0A1

Other Locations: 3303-33 Street Northwest, Calgary, AB, T2L 2A7

Number of Employees at CMAT:

Total: 103         Technical: 47       Scientific: 28

CMAT Mission: The largest research centre in Canada dedicated to fabricating, processing and evaluating metals and materials. Scientific and technical staff in Hamilton and Calgary research and develop materials solutions for Canadian industry in the energy, transportation and metal-manufacturing sectors.

NRCan Mission: Natural Resources Canada seeks to enhance the responsible development and use of Canada’s natural resources and the competitiveness of Canada’s natural resources products.

WMRIF Representatives:

Phillipe Dauphin 

Director General,


Natural Resources Canada

183 Longwood Road South,

Hamilton, ON, L8P 0A1


Tel: 905-645-0698

Wojciech Kasprzak

Director of Operations,


Natural Resources Canada,

Government of Canada

183 Longwood Road South,

Hamilton, ON, L8P 0A1


Tel: 905-645-0697

High-Priority Materials R&D Topics:


Materials for Pipelines:

·         Design, materials, and construction of pipelines

·         Operation and maintenance of pipelines and related infrastructure

·         Materials for non-conventional pipelines (CO2, biofuels)

·         Upstream energy processing and pipeline infrastructure

·         Integrity of tank cars for oil and gas transportation

Materials for Transportation, Buildings and Industry

·         Lightweight structures

·         Powertrain materials

·         Heat energy management

·         Buildings and industry

Materials for Energy Production

·         Materials for advanced reactor systems

·         Safety and life-time extension of existing nuclear power plants

·         Materials and structures for handling and storage of spent fuels

·         Materials for other clean-energy systems

Emerging and Defence Materials

·         Armour materials and prototype development

·         Materials and technologies for shipbuilding

·         Emerging materials

·         Testing and evaluation methodology development

Products and Services:


·         Research collaborations

·         Technology solutions

·         Facility access

·         Non-destructive testing certification

Organizational Structure: