International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics

Cambridge is one of four institutes located outside of Japan which will host a satellite of the 'International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics' (MANA). (The University of California, Los Angeles, the Georgia Institute of Technology and CNRS, France will host the other three satellites.) Two branches will be located in Japan at Tsukuba University, Tokyo and Hokkaido University, Sapporo.
MANA is expected to create world-class research centres with global visibility and will be implemented under the supervision of a number of top scientists from Japan's National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS). The 10 year, $150M programme is aimed at developing innovative materials that contribute to sustainable development - realising a major shift in materials research.

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Name of US Partner: 
University of California, Georgia Institute of Technology
Participating Countries: 
United Kingdom
United States

Nanosciences, nanotechnologies, materials and new production technologies


Multilateral initiative

Participating countries/ Programme Open for the following countries: 

France, Japan,  UK, USA