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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. 

Since 2016, LIMMS has highlighted 4 general fields of applications of these technologies by propose specific research axis : Integrative Bioengineering, bioMEMS for translational research, Energy and Smart Sensors in society. 



Institute of Industrial Science


March 7th, 2012

Friday March 9th 2012, 17h00 Location : E-Lounge,BuildingC, 2nd Floor, IIS-University of Tokyo, Komaba 4-6-1 Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8505. Invited speaker : Pr. Jürgen Brugger from Ecole Polythechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Microsystems Laboratory, Switzerland Title : Latest Advances in Nanostenciling

BNR # 44 - Nov 27th 2012 by Pr. Ludovic Jullien

Pr. Ludovic JULLIEN, head of Chemistry Department at Ecole Normale Superieure Paris (France) will give a BNR on Nov. 27th 2012. Title : Chemical approaches for control and analysis of biological processes.

November 4th, 2012

C-lounge, Building C, 2nd floor IIS-University of Tokyo, Komaba 4-6-1, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8505. Dr. Anthony COLEMAN LMI, University of Lyon Title : Non-porosity, Porosity, Multi-porosity: the Disordered life of Calix[n]arenes in the Solid-state
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Thermal illusions

A team involving a researcher from LIMMS has proposed how metamaterials could be used to control the thermal signature of an object.

Silicon fishbone nanowires

LIMMS researchers have shown how shaping nanowires like fishbones contributes to controlling thermal flow.

Blood vessel-on-a-chip

A collaborative project in the frame of SMMIL-E has led to the production of blood vessel on a microfluidic chip.

LIMMS-iLite Tokyo workshop February 2nd 2018

LIMMS-iLite Tokyo workshop February 2nd 2018

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

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Open Positions

Post doctoral on electronic

Thermionic cooling and needles patch biosensors. April 2019, in Tokyo.

Post doctoral on biology

Thermionic cooling and needles patch biosensors. April 2019, in Tokyo.

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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