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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 #47-Pr. Shigeru Kondo (Osaka Univesity), June 10th 2013

Title: Mechanism of skin pattern formation in living organisms. (Room An401/402 - PM5:00)

BNR # 46 - May 28th 2013 by Pr. Wilhelm HUCK

Title: Artificial Cells in Picoliter Droplets

BNR 45 : Pr. Matthias LUTOLF (EPFL) - Friday March 15th 2013, PM 5:00

Title : "Hydrogel microfluidics for stem cell fate control" Abstract: Biomolecular signaling is of upmost importance in governing the patterning of the developing embryo where biomolecules termed ‘morphogens’ regulate key cell fate decisions such as lineage specification. In vivo, these factors are presented in a spatiotemporally tightly controlled fashion and in the context of a soft and hydrated microenvironment. Traditional in vitro methods fall short of recapitulating this complex physiological biomolecule display. Emerging microfluidic technologies ...
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SMMIL-E Workshop Dec 15th 2017

SMMIL-E workshop in Lille - Dec. 15th, 2017

The CNRS press release about our Appl. Phys. Lett. paper was published online

LIMMS Energy Harvesting Mini-Workshop, Tokyo, November 13, 2017

On November 13, 2017, LIMMS will organize the Energy Harvesting Mini-Workshop at RCAST (Building 3, M2 floor Seminar Room), The University of Tokyo.

The CNRS press release about our paper was published online

LIMMS technology selected for ERC Proof of concept

A technology developed in LIMMS and now matured in ESPCI in Paris (PEN DNA toolbox) has been selected for a ERC Proof-of-concept grant

Colour AFM published in APL

One of the flagship technology of LIMMS, the colour AFM, has been published in Applied Physics Letter.
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Open Positions

PhD project in SMMIL-E

SMMIL-E opens a PhD project starting in september/october 2017. The project will aim to use microsystems to analyze and isolate small population of Leukemia cells with physical phenotype. phenotype
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