What We Do

Our approach is both radical and new. At iCeMS we are not simply rewriting the rule-book, we are throwing it out of the window. Global warming, Pollution, Disease, and Aging! These are all major concerns that can no longer be countered by traditional single discipline-based research. As such, innovative solutions to the most pressing challenges of our time demand a multi-disciplinary, syncretic approach.

Originality

What makes our research here at iCeMS unique and uniquely valuable?

We conduct groundbreaking research using a ‘convergent’ approach, combining the stellar talents of scientists with highly diverse, yet wholly complimentary skills; the biologists fascinated with the workings of natural life, and the engineering-minded material scientists who possess artisanal skills in creating applicable end-products.

Because of this, iCeMS is the only institute that fuses these disciplines in the voyage towards new scientific horizons.

Innovation

Scientific research is a game-changer for social development and sustainability. Because of this, technical breakthroughs and innovations often emerge from unexpected and surprising results in basic research. As a result, while promoting basic research programmes, iCeMS is also interested in application-oriented projects that help translate key discoveries into the marketplace.

What’s more, aspiring to produce tangible benefits from their findings, iCeMS researchers engage in joint activities with the help of the Office of Society-Academia Collaboration for Innovation and Kansai Technology Licensing Organization Co Ltd.

Innovation

Scientific research is a game-changer for social development and sustainability. Because of this, technical breakthroughs and innovations often emerge from unexpected and surprising results in basic research. As a result, while promoting basic research programmes, iCeMS is also interested in application-oriented projects that help translate key discoveries into the marketplace.

What’s more, aspiring to produce tangible benefits from their findings, iCeMS researchers engage in joint activities with the help of the Office of Society-Academia Collaboration for Innovation and Kansai Technology Licensing Organization Co Ltd.

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Education

Humans are born with boundless curiosity. As children we embrace learning with a passion, and without prejudice.

Then, along comes education, and with that comes specialization and a never-ending narrowing of horizons. Ironically, the ‘smarter’ we get, the more we know about less and less.  

However, it doesn’t have to be this way. iCeMS is seeking imaginative, bold, and innovative scientists willing to think outside conventional patterns of learning, and who are excited by our pioneering cross-disciplinary approach.  

The age of the blinkered specialist is behind us. It is time for a paradigm shift in how we conduct science.

Community

Society and science needs researchers to open up new horizons and take us in new directions for the future. What’s more, researchers need the support of society in order to achieve their goals. Science cannot exist in isolation.

As a result, iCeMS researchers actively communicate the contents of their work and receive valuable feedback on societal concerns and real needs.

As well as this, through participation in science festivals and by creating broadcast media that captures their passion for their work, iCeMS researchers aim to foster a new generation of young innovative scientists.

Community

Society and science needs researchers to open up new horizons and take us in new directions for the future. What’s more, researchers need the support of society in order to achieve their goals. Science cannot exist in isolation.

As a result, iCeMS researchers actively communicate the contents of their work and receive valuable feedback on societal concerns and real needs.

As well as this, through participation in science festivals and by creating broadcast media that captures their passion for their work, iCeMS researchers aim to foster a new generation of young innovative scientists.

Meet our researchers and find out about the work that they do