LIMMS and EUJO-LIMMS home page

Welcome to LIMMS and EUJO-LIMMS web site

LiMMS is an international research unit on MEMS and NEMS (Micro- and Nano-Electro-Mechanical Systems) operated in joint names of France, CNRS - Institut des sciences de l'ingenierie et des Systemes INSIS, and Japan, Institute of Industrial Science (IIS), The University of Tokyo.

LiMMS is located on Komaba Campus (II), in Tokyo. Our Research activities are focused on 3 main fields related to micro- and nano- technologies: Bio MEMS, Nanotechnologies, Advanced MEMS.


Institute of Industrial Science


BNR #55 by Pr. Masaki SANO, University of Tokyo, Jan 15th, 2015, C-lounge, PM 5:00
Collective motion of active matter: bridging matter and living matter
BNR # 54 - Dr Wojciech Chrzanowski (U Sydney), 2014, Dec.17th, PM5:00 - C lounge
Biointerfaces and bio-nano-characterization – beyond imaging with scanning probe microscopy
BNR #53 - Pr. Jennifer HASLER (GeorgiaTech, USA), Feb 17th 2014, PM5:00- E-lounge
A Large-Scale Neuromorphic Hardware Systems Roadmap
RSS Icon



LIMMS 4-Year Review Workshop and EUJO-LIMMS Final Workshop - Sept. 28 and 29, 2015 at CNRS, Paris
Save the date. The LIMMS 4-Year Review Workshop and the EUJO-LIMMS Final Workshop will be organized back-to-back on September 28 and 29, 2015 at CNRS in Paris. On September 28, LIMMS will share its achievements from the past 4 years and discuss its current scientific challenges. On September 29, the EUJO-LIMMS team will introduce all results from its extensive structuring effort of the first European Union Laboratory in Japan. Hosted European researchers will introduce the joint projects and new applications they could develop in Japan.
Le Journal du CNRS (2015/02/03)- Des micro-machines contre le cancer
Faire progresser la recherche médicale grâce à la microtechnologie, ce n’est plus de la science-fiction. Contre le cancer, d’invisibles dispositifs électromécaniques permettront bientôt de dépister plus tôt la maladie et de mieux la combattre … (Les travaux de recherche de Liviu Nicu (LAAS), Dominique Collard (LIMMS et SMMIL-E) et Vincent Senez (IEMN))
LIMMS 20th anniversary
The LIMMS (Laboratory for Integrated Micro-Mechatronic Systems), a joint laboratory between the CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research, France) and the Institute of Industrial Science (IIS) of the University of Tokyo has celebrated its 20th anniversary (1995-2015). The LIMMS was created in 1995 by two visionaries, Prof. Jean-Jacques Gagnepain, scientific Director of the Engineering Science department of CNRS and Prof. Fumio Harashima, General Director of IIS of the University of Tokyo, bridging the administrative and scientific gaps between the 2 countries at that time. The ceremony was held on Thursday January 29, 2015 in IIS site of the Komaba Campus in Tokyo. The event was highlighted by the presences of Prof. Yoshiaki Nakano, Director General of IIS, Prof. Jean-Yves Marzin, Director of the Institute of Engineering Sciences and Systems of CNRS and the Ambassador of France in Japan, his Excellency Thierry Dana. A large delegation of CNRS researchers and directors from France joint the event. During the celebration, a room of the IIS was dedicated to the Prof. Jean-Jacques Gagnepain memory and a plaque was unveiled.
RSS Icon


Open Positions

ABG-60944 JSPS Postdoc position 2 - Autumn 2015 (Deadline February 28th, 2015)
Microfluidic Devices for Cancer Cell Research at Matsunaga laboratory. A 2-years postdoc position is available at LIMMS starting in October 2015. Deadline to apply is February 28, 2015
ABG-60891 JSPS Postdoc position Autumn 2015 (Deadline February 28th, 2015)
Development of a microfluidic biochip for induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells differentiation at Fujii and Sakai laboratories. A postdoc position is available at LIMMS (Fujii-Sakai laboratories) starting in October 2015. Deadline to apply is February 28, 2015
Open Positions : JSPS Post-Doc (until Sept.12th 2014)
1) Physics and engineering of heat transport in semiconductor nanostructures at ultraslow temperatures (Pr. Nomura) 2) Microfluidic devices for advanced Cell/Tissues culture and engineering (Pr. Matsunaga) 3) Nanoprobing technology (Pr. Takahashi)
ABG-54562 (deadline March 7th, 2014)
Atomic-scale nanoscience and nanodevices Host Lab: Pr. Kazuhiko HIRAKAWA
ABG-54561 (deadline March 7th, 2014)
“SPISE” – Self Powered Intelligent Swarm Electronics (To develop flexible, disposal Point-of-care & Environmental monitoring Biosensors). Host Lab: Prof. Beomjoon KIM
Call for Trainee 2014
(deadline for applicants is Nov. 29th, 2013) We are pleased to inform you that LIMMS have decided to host 3 trainees (master 2 trainee) for 2013-2014. The support, provided by LIMMS, corresponds to the former basic CNRS trainee fees (in 2013 it was : 436.05 Euro/month ) for the duration of the stay limited to 5 months. (this support can be combined with other fund ressources)
RSS Icon
The Microsystem Materials Laboratory (MML) of the Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK) at the University of Freiburg, Germany,...
RSS Icon


eujo limms