Message from the President

Leap onto world class

Tohoku University WPI Advanced Institute for Materials Research(WPI-AIMR) was established on October 1, 2007 as one of the top five research institutes selected under the World Premier International Research Center Initiative (WPI Program) hosted by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Technology. Professor Motoko Kotani, a world-renowned mathematician, was appointed as a new Director of the WPI-AIMR on April, 2012.
Since its foundation, Tohoku University has developed many world-class talent and returned the research results to society based on the principles of "Research First," "Open-Door," and "Practice-Oriented Research and Education". The university aims to make further steps as "World Class". WPI-AIMR has been promoting the brilliant research as a world top level center. I expect WPI-AIMR will develop toward the establishment of a new materials science based on interdisciplinary fusion research with mathematical viewpoints as catalysts and, at the same time, lead the system reform and further internationalization of our university.

Susumu Satomi
Tohoku University