Member Profile

Member: National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)


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: (

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