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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


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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

ABG-65219 CNRS Postdoc position - April 2016 (Deadline February 28th, 2016)

A 1 year CNRS postdoc position is open at LIMMS, Tokyo from April 1, 2016. Research topic : Liver on chip using iPS model. Application process open until February 28, 2016 More information on

ABG-65188 JSPS Postdoc position - October 2016 (Deadline February 28th, 2016)

A JSPS Postdoc position is open at LIMMS starting from October 2016 (Deadline February 28th, 2016) : JSPS Post-doctoral fellowship, LIMMS/CNRS-IIS, Japan: Nano-scale characterization of solar cell materials by photo-assisted scanning probe methods - Prof.Takahashi lab

LIMMS Internships 2016 (Deadline: Nov 28, 2015)

LIMMS is opening 3 internship positions starting from april 2016. More information here. Application until Nov.28,2015
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