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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 #59 Dr Marie (CNRS/Ecole Normale Superieure Paris), 20th October 2016

Polymer coatings for dynamic adjustment of specific and non-specific interactions for cell culture

BNR #58 Pr Viasnoff (CNRS, Mechanobiology Institute, Singapore), 25th february 2016

Understanding cell-cell interactions using biomimetic interfaces: a minimal organ approach

BNR #57 - Dr. Shigeki KAWAI (University Basel, PRESTO JST), 16th dec. 2015, PM 5.00, C-lounge

Molecules on surfaces studied by high-resolution force microscopy
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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-65268 JSPS Postdoc position - October 2016 (Deadline February 27th, 2016)

A 2 years JSPS Postdoc position is open at LIMMS, Japan starting from October 2016 (Deadline February 27th, 2016): Development of Novel Cooling Devices Based on Quantum Structures, Prof. Hirakawa lab
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