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4 Universities Nano/Micro Fabrication Consortium

The 4 Universities Nano/Micro Fabrication Consortium, which consists of Keio University, Waseda University, the Tokyo Institute of Technology, and the University of Tokyo, is a consortium dedicated to pursuing engineering research in an undeveloped domain known as extended nano-space.
(Founded by the University of Tokyo in March 2008)
The 4 Universities Consortium and the City of Kawasaki entered into a Basic Agreement on Partnership and Cooperation in January 2009 with the goal of revitalizing local industry by drawing on research findings from the 4 Universities Consortium and contributing to the greater good of the world through state-of-the-art technology. It covers activities that are ongoing at KBIC and NANOBIC in Shin-Kawasaki Sozo no Mori.

4 Universities Nano/Micro Fabrication Consortium

Research projects

The consortium has formed a number of research groups to pull together state-of-the-art research being carried out at Keio University, Waseda University, the Tokyo Institute of Technology, and the University of Tokyo. These groups are tasked with developing basic technologies common to artificial nano-space, including extreme nano-fabrication technologies, nano-scale fluid dynamics, nano-scale structural dynamics, nano-scale chemical reaction theory, and nano-scale life sciences, while simultaneously leveraging these in inter-university partnerships and combining scientific fields in order to create new devices such as nanophotonics, MEMS/NEMS, micro/nano scale chemistry, and nano-biology.
In both engineering and the natural sciences, these groups are striving to build a new engineering domain and apply it to science and society by embracing the challenge of engineering for extreme manufacturing in the undeveloped domain of extended nano-space.

Research project 1

Research and development targeting basic and applied technologies using extended nano-space
• Research into the properties of extended nano-fluids and chemical substances
• Research into the principles by which nano-structures form
• Research into the properties of extended nano-engineering
• Applied research into chemistry, materials, and biological systems

Research project 2

Life innovation
Research and development targeting the development of advanced medical diagnostic and analytical devices for personal use

• Achievement of high-efficiency, high-performance analysis of biological specimens through modification of nano-surfaces
• Real-time analysis by means of integrated, high-performance wireless communications

Research project 3

Energy innovation
Research and development targeting device and system technologies for offering advice on environmental impacts

• Achievement of high-efficiency, high-performance electricity generation and storage devices by means of nano-structure and interface control
• High-efficiency toxic substance processing and purification by means of nano-fluid and reaction control

Research project 4

Research and development targeting high-speed, high-sensitivity sensing technologies using extended nano-space
• Isolation and measurement of toxic substances by means of nano-interface flow control
• Technology for measuring time-transgressive space resolution

Research projects

Official website

Official website of the 4 Universities Nano/Micro Fabrication Consortium
http://www.nano-micro.sakura.ne.jp/home/

Pamphlet

For more information, please see the 4 Universities Nano/Micro Fabrication Consortium's pamphlet (PDF).
(Japanese Only)