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Research Supervisor
Dr. Naoki Yokoyama
(Project Leader, Green Nanoelectronics Collaborative Research Center, Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) /Fellow, Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd.)

Research area in the strategic sector
"Development of technologies for highly-efficient manufacturing of nanodevices and nanomaterials, and innovation in manufacturing technology based on nanoscale science"

Outline of Research Area
The objective of this Research Area is to provide the infrastructure for "nanomanufacturing technology" that will be essential at the time of full-scale application of nanotechnology. The studies subject to this Area are those that are creative and which are aimed at using nanoscale science to identify various phenomena related to technologies for highly efficient manufacturing of nanodevices and nanomaterials.
More specifically, the studies will facilitate improved manufacturing efficiency and reduced environmental burdens based on nanoscale science by means of, for example, technologies for nanostructure design and creation, higher reproducibility and large-scale production of nanomaterials and integration of different nano-processing technologies. Such studies include those that are creative and will contribute to the creation of methodologies and innovative technological development based on new nanoscale science.

Research Supervisor's Opinions
Research and development of technology to create devices and materials that have nanoscale structures have been undertaken throughout the world; some of the results have already been applied to practical use. Considering the unlimited possibilities of nanotechnology and materials, however, such successful cases are few.
For that reason, this Research Area solicits creative proposals for establishing nanomanufacturing technology that is meaningful in terms of engineering with new ideas based on nanoscale science. Research in this Area presents attractive future prospects for application of devices and materials with nanoscale structures that have been created using such manufacturing technology. The devices and materials to be developed are not limited as long as their functions become meaningful by virtue of their nanoscale structure. The fields of application should primarily be IT or medicine. However, the fields are not particularly limited as long as they are meaningful and inspiring. Verification of the application is not mandatory. We hope to receive original proposals for nanomanufacturing technology aimed at developing inspiring applications and proposals for creative devices and materials using nanomanufacturing technology that offers engineering significance, even if such technology has already been established.

Research Advisors
Yoshihito Amemiya
Department of Electrical Engineering, Hokkaido University
Kuniharu Ijiro
Molecular Device Laboratory, Research Institute for Electronic Science, Hokkaido University
Osamu Ueda
Synthesized Engineering,Graduate School of Engineering, Research Laboratory for Integrated Technological Systems, Kanazawa Insitute of Technolgy
Principal Investigator
Kohei Uosaki
International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics MANA, National Institute for Materials Science
Marie Oshima
Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, The University of Tokyo / Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo
Vice Project Leader
Shin'ichro Kimura
Low Power Electronics Association & Project LEAP
Kenji Taniguchi
Nara National College of Technology
Executive manager
Keiichi Torimitsu
NTT Basic Research Laboratories, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
Chief Research Scientist
Shiho Nakamura
Storage Materials & Devices Laboratory, Corporate Research & Development Center, Toshiba Corporation
Toshiro Hiramoto
Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo
Takashi Fukui
Research Center for Integrated Quantum Electronics Hokkaido University / Professor, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology Hokkaido University
Emeritus Fellow
Yasuhiro Horiike
National Institute for Materials Science
Kazuhiko Matsumoto
Institute of Scientific & Industrial Research, Osaka University

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