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Establishment of Innovative Manufacturing Technology Based on Nanoscience

Research Supervisor
Yasuhiro Horiike
Fellow Emeritus, National Institute for Materials Science
Year Started


This field involves constructing an infrastructure for groups of technologies used in the highly efficient production of nano-scale devices and nanomaterials and the demonstration of specific examples of their application. . It also involves promoting research aiming at innovation through the nano-scale science of the phenomena related to the production process, attempting to realize the practical application of nanotechnology in the future by implementing these goals as an infrastructure for "nanoproduction technology". Specifically, the present research targets the development of feasible new materials with superior properties through the use of nanomaterials and their compounds, the construction and highly efficient production of new devices whose high performance is derived from such nanomaterials and nanostructures, nano-level processing technologies, manufacturing techniques which make use of nano-scale self-organization properties, and nano-scale measurement and investigation techniques which can be used in the manufacturing process. In addition, the field also targets nanoscience research which can innovate production technologies, and it is fully expected that practical applications will be created for various settings at the end of the research period.

Strategic Sector

Development of Technologies for Highly-Efficient Manufacturing of Nanodevices and Nanomaterials, and Innovation in Manufacturing Technology Based on Nanoscale Science

Research Projects

Year Started : 2008
Research Director Affiliation Research Project
Takanori Ichiki Associate Professor, The University of Tokyo Development of the High-Speed Molecular Evolution System for Enzymes using Nanobiochip Technologies
Masatsugu Shimomura Professor, Tohoku University Novel Engineering of Hierarchically Structured Biomimetic Surfaces
Takayoshi Sasaki Fellow, National Institute for Materials Science Creation of New Nanostructured Materials and Manufacturing Processes for Next-Generation Electronics using Inorganic Nanosheets
Yutaka Majima Professor,Tokyo Institute of Technology Development of Single Electron Devices by Highly Precise Bottom-up Processes
Year Started : 2007
Research Director Affiliation Research Project
Mitsuru Akashi Professor, Osaka University Manufacturing of Polymeric Nanoparticle Vaccines with Control Capability of Immune Responses
Taizo Uda Professor, Oita University Development of an Automated Synthesis Apparatus and a Large Production for a Highly Functional Molecule "Super Catalytic Antibody"
Hiromichi Kataura Group Leader, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) Development of Irreplaceable Devices by Creation of the Second Generation Carbon Nanotube
Susumu Kuwabata Professor, Osaka University Development of Innovative Synthesis Methods of Nano-materials Using Ionic Liquid and Vacuum Techniques
Masaru Hori Professor, Nagoya University Establishment of Process Navigation by Creation of Plasma Nano Science and Soft Material Processing
Jiro Matsuo Associate Professor, Kyoto University 3 Dimensional Molecular Imaging for Soft Material
Year Started : 2006
Research DirectorAffiliationResearch Project
Kazunori Kataoka Professor, The University of Tokyo Development of Manufacturing Processes of Supramolecular Nanodevices for Practical Gene Therapy
Hidetoshi Kotera Professor, Kyoto University Development of Bio/Nano Hybrid Platform Technology towards Regenerative Medicine
Osamu Takai Director and Professor, Nagoya University Autonomous Reaction Control in Solution Plasma for Application to Nanosynthesis and Nanoprocessing
Kazuhito Tsukagoshi Principal Investigator, National Institute for Materials Science Development of High-perfomance Organic Transistor
Jun-ichi Hanna Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology Research and Development of Selforganizing Molecular Semiconductors for Device Applications
Hideaki Maeda Team Leader, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Kyushu Precise Synthesis of Nano-particulate Materials in Micro-space
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