The Gessner Laboratory at Advanced Institute for Materials Research (AIMR) was established in 2008. The main research topic of this lab is to contribute to the advancement of society by developing and improving micro and nano devices as well as related technologies. The integration of various new kinds of materials into micro and nano technology allows us to create devices with novel performance and characteristics. The Gessner Laboratory is coexisting with the Fraunhofer Project Center for MEMS/NEMS devices and manufacturing technologies that was created by AIMR and Fraunhofer Gesellschaft in 2012. By this combined effort Tohoku University and Fraunhofer strife to combine their respective world leading expertise in material science and application oriented research.