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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.


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BNR #50 - Dr. Sebastian Volz (LEM2C, UPR-CNRS 288, France), July 30th 2013, PM5:00- C-lounge

Title : Nanostructure based Design of Materials Properties for the Thermal Management of Micro and Nanosystems.

BNR #49 - Pr. Philippe Cinquin (TIMC-IMAG, CNRS UMR5525, France), July 4th 2013, PM5:00- E-lounge

From Computer Assisted Medical Inverventions to Energetically Autonomous Implanted Medical

BNR #48 - Pr. Nicolas Bredeche (Univ. Paris VI), June 25th 2013, PM5:00- C-lounge

Evolutionary robotics: from evolutionary optimization to in silico experimental evolution.
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French flag paper published in Nature Chemistry

A team at UPMC (Paris) used a molecular technology developed in LIMMS to implement a biochemical french flag pattern.

Phononic paper published in Nature Communication

A team involving LIMMS researchers and led by Pr Nomura just published a phononic paper in Nature Communication.

SMMIL-E featured in La Voix du Nord

Dominique Collard (CNRS) details in "La Voix du Nord" the genesis and purpose of SMMIL-E, the mirror unit of LIMMS in Lille, France.

DNA-beads paper published in Nature Nanotechnology

The work of LIMMS members on combining molecular programming and microbeads to enact new collective behaviors has just been published in Nature Nanotechnology.

LIMMS Workshop in FEMTO-ST, Besancon, 21-22 February

The LIMMS will hold a workshop in FEMTO-ST in Besancon

SMMIL-E Workshop Dec. 15th 2016

A SMMIL-E workshop on BioMEMS technologies against cancer will be held at IIS.
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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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