October 15, 2020
Fujikura Ltd. (President & CEO: Masahiko Ito) has announced that it has joined the MIT.nano Consortium.
MIT.nano is an advanced facility for nanoscience and nanoengineering at MIT. Located in the heart of the MIT campus, the facility provides shared equipment, specialized environments, and support from highly qualified technical staff to any faculty member, researcher, student, or qualified partner who needs these resources to advance their investigations.
Fujikura’s principal relationship with MIT.nano will be with the Advanced Research Core (ARC), a new unit established at Fujikura in 2019 to conduct advanced basic research.
“Right now, we live in a very exciting time surrounded by digital transformation. To enable our researchers to envision the next era, the Advanced Research Core (ARC) works to develop cutting-edge technologies, covering both basic and applied areas. On behalf of ARC, I look forward to exploring with MIT.nano the unlimited potential of nanotechnology to enrich the world,” said Yumi Yamada, Fujikura’s General Manager of ARC.
“For more than a century, Fujikura has been in the business of making connections. This spirit is a perfect match for MIT’s culture of innovation through collaboration,” said Vladimir Bulović, the founding faculty director of MIT.nano and the Fariborz Maseeh (1990) Professor of Emerging Technology. “We look forward to connecting our new colleagues from Fujikura to the MIT community and the members of the MIT.nano Consortium.”
In MIT.nano’s quarterly industry Consortium meetings, Fujikura will provide advice alongside 12 other Consortium companies to help guide and advance nanoscale innovations at MIT.
For more details, visit the MIT.nano Consortium page.
Researchers from MIT constitute the primary user community; individuals from other academic institutions, industry collaborators, member companies in the MIT.nano Consortium, and other external organizations may also access MIT.nano. Sharing resources through MIT.nano enables the MIT community to acquire the state-of-the-art equipment that would be challenging for individual labs or departments to afford or maintain on their own. The ample size of the 200,000-square-foot research facility also allows MIT to look beyond the present state-of-the-art by seeding dedicated lab spaces where new nanoscience and nanotechnology tools, instruments, processes, and techniques can be reinvented.
For more information, visit mitnano.mit.edu.