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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


BNR #53 - Pr. Jennifer HASLER (GeorgiaTech, USA), Feb 17th 2014, PM5:00- E-lounge

A Large-Scale Neuromorphic Hardware Systems Roadmap

BNR #52 - Pr. Renkun CHEN (University of California, San Diego), Feb 14th 2014, PM5:00- E-lounge

Thermal and Thermoelectic Transport in Nanostructures.

BNR #51 - Dr. Charlie GOSSE (LPN-CNRS, France), Sept 26th 2013, PM5:00- E-lounge

Magnetic and electric microsystems for the spatiotemporal modulation of biological signaling pathways.
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EUJO-LIMMS Pre-announcement (Info Day @ EPFL - 12/12/2012)

On December 12th 2012, EUJO-LIMMS will organize its first Information Day at EPFL, in Switzerland. EUJO-LIMMS project results as well as emerging scientific challenges and future collaborations will be presented.

EUJO-LIMMS Dissemination

Japanese newspaper

March 2nd, 2012

the article Single-DNA-molecule trapping with silicon nanotweezers using pulsed dielectrophoresis, M. Kumemura, D. Collard, N. Sakaki, C. Yamahata, M. Hosogi, G. Hashiguchi and H. Fujita, has been selected as as one of the highest quality papers published by the Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering in 2011.

January 22th, 2012

The European Commission launched a INCOLAB initiative aiming to settle international research laboratories in 6 countries (Brazil, China, India, Japan, Russia, U.S.A). The EC objective is to open 1 international collaborative per country based on existing EC members operational structure. LIMMS/CNRS-IIS, based on if 16 years of fruitful collaboration between CNRS and IIS/The University of Tokyo applied by proposing to open its structure to close European partners. <a href="#">...More</a>
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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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