NU-NIMS signing Ceremony 2012

Research
NU-NIMS Center for Materials Innovation

NU-NIMS Center for Materials Innovation was established on the campus of Northwestern University and the NIMS (National Institute for Materials Science, Japan) Namiki site. The joint research center was launched on September 6, 2012.

The NU-NIMS Center is one of the collaborative centers for scientific exchanges and research activities between NIMS and other public institutions and universities.

NIMS article: NU-NIMS Center for Materials Innovation

Mission and Goal

The mission of this joint Center is to engage in complementary and collaborative cutting–edge research among members of the two institutions. The innovative results will be translated into next-generation products or intellectual properties, such as patents.

Our goal is to work with partnering companies to help develop new advances to expand their market share in the global economy.

Project Time Line

  • US Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) launched in 2011. View white paper.
  • NU-NIMS Center for Materials Innovation Inaugural Workshop 2012, Evanston, USA. (sponsored by NSF and IMI-SEE). View announcement
  • Joint Materials Genome Workshop March, 2014, Evanston, USA. View report.
  • First US-Japan Materials Genome Workshop hosted by NIMS June, 2015, Tsukuba, Japan. View event.

The first US-Japan Materials Genome Workshop held in June 2015 focused on four areas of materials genome R&D:

  1. Materials design by calculation, simulation, and modeling
  2. Materials synthesis and data base
  3. Materials characterization and data mining
  4. Research infrastructure for materials development

First US-Japan Materials Genome Workshop 2015 attendees

First US-Japan Materials Genome Workshop hosted by NIMS, June 2015, Tsukuba, Japan.