On Aug. 10, 2006, nature published an article on Sendai city in its "regions" section. There followed an article in its "spotlight" section describing the premier presence of Tohoku University. In chaper 3 of this article, IMR is introduced as the No. 1 COE in materials research and the policy of "industrial relevance" initiated by Dr. Kotaro Honda is highlighted. They also interviewed Director Akihisa Inoue and Prof. Masashi Kawasaki.
Prof. Inoue group(Non-equilibrium materials)
Prof. Kawasaki’s group(Superstructured thin film chemistry)