Outline : About the Center|Material Solutions Center, Tohoku University(MaSC)

Tohoku University Material Solutions Center (MaSC) is a cooperative base between industry, academics and government that has been set up in a joint effort by Tohoku University and its Institute for Materials Research, Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advance Metals, and Institute of Fluid Science and uses grants for facilities expenses from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.


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About the Center

産学連携で切り開こう未来の先端材料-東北から世界へ発信-

Tohoku University Material Solutions Center (MaSC) is a cooperative base between academics and private companies with the help of government, which aims to promote the development of new-functional materials for industrial use and to boost up the local economy in Tohoku region. MaSC has been set up in a joint effort of Tohoku University and its three institutes: Institute for Materials Research (IMR), Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advance Metals (IMRAM) and Institute of Fluid Science (IFS). The construction fees are partly supported by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. Main topics of the MaSC project are the following three areas:

Social Infrastructure (materials for automobiles, life-science, and construction)
Electronics (materials for power devices and electronic devices)
Energy (materials for solar batteries, hydrogen energy, and batteries)

They provide this role from the nano-scale to the macro-scale on technical bases such as metal nano-control technology, ultra-hybrid material technology, and next-generation device creation technology, which are innovative material process technologies.
We trust that bringing up this center will help towards the reconstruction of the economy in Tohoku area after the earthquake and Tsunamis in 2011, and that the technologies and new businesses will start here from the inovative results in MaSC to create jobs and lead to a strengthening of Japan's competitive power internationally in the area of materials.