The Reticular Materials Research (RMR) group at the International Center for Material Nanoarchitectonics in Tsukuba, Japan was established in 2008 through a partnership between University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan.
The RMR team's research is interdisciplinary in nature, with the focus lying in materials engineering, organic, and inorganic chemistry. Specifically, the RMR team is studying how to regulate networked structures, typically composed of organic compounds and metal complexes, by controlling the sequence and orientation of building units in their assemblies. The ultimate target is to rationally design anisotropic or low symmetric 1-, 2-, and 3-dimensional networks, which otherwise are inaccessible via traditional methodologies.
For further information concerning the research topics being explored by the RMR team, please visit their website.