Interdisciplinary Cluster for Cutting Edge Research(ICCER)Institute of Mountain Science(IMS)Institute for Fiber Engineering, Shinshu University(IFES)Center for Energy and Environmental Science(X-Breed)Institute of Carbon Science and Technology (ICST)Institute for Biomedical Sciences (IBS)Division of Frontier FibersThe Division of Frontier Fibers considers both resource conservation and public demands for safety and security in order to develop materials which optimize recyclability and energy utilization. The Division aims to establish fundamental multi-function, multi-capacity manufacturing technologies for high-strength fibers, high-performance fibers, and nano- and other frontier fibers.Division of Smart TextilesBased in fiber engineering and utilizing technologies such as organic electronics, nanosized polymer dispersion, conductive fibers, organic and inorganic composite materials and optical fibers, the Division of Smart Textiles merges the Nanotechnology and Nanofiber fields to create novelly functioning smart textiles.Division of Biological and Medical FibersThrough partnerships in the medical and engineering industries, the Division of Biological and Medical Fibers aims to put cutting-edge regenerative biological and medical fiber technologies to practical use through the development of novel robotic and control technologies.Division of Kansei and Fashion EngineeringTo create fashions for a world market of 7 billion people, we investigate the essence of fashion apparel through technological innovation. Research is pursued from four perspectives: fashion textile and apparel design, fashion information engineering, kansei evaluation and the fashion business.Research Liaison OfficeWe play a role in the merging of different fields based on textile and fiber engineering and the promotion of interdisciplinary cooperation, domestic and international cooperation, and industrial liaison.Division ProfilesThe cutting edge of textile and fiber engineering researchRooted in the textile engineering sciences, the Institute for Fiber Engineering encompasses the fields of Biology, Materials Science, Robotics and Kansei, and aims to exploit its world-leading research resources to develop innovative textile technologies.Institute for Fiber Engineering, Shinshu University (IFES)Interdisciplinary Cluster for Cutting Edge Research (ICCER) ③13