NIMS is Japan’s sole national research institute specialized in materials science. They have created a number of materials that made a global impact. The institute’s mission is to pave the way for a better future for humankind by solving issues in environment, energy, medicine, and infrastructure, focusing on advanced research and development of innovative materials including metals, ceramics, polymers and optical materials.
NIMS is Japan's sole National Research and Development Agency specializing in materials science.
NIMS promotes research that is at the leading edge of the world’s materials science and has covered materials encompassing not only metals or ceramics but also organic materials and biomaterials. Activities related thereto has led to the development of a new field that uses Nanotechnology and of new materials that have resulted in innovations.
NIED (National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience) aims to protect people's lives and properties from natural disasters and to prepare society to be resilient to natural disasters, through research on disasters caused by earthquakes, volcanoes, floods, landslides, meteorological changes, snow and ice damages.