Hokkaido University Faculty of Advanced Life Science Lab of Soft & Wet Matter (LSW)
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Welcome to the
Laboratory of Soft & Wet Matter

LSW at Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan ~ We belong to here

We are trying to uncover key design principles that Nature uses to build living things.

See What's New in LSW

May/7-8/2020--new!--
Prof. Gong gives an invited talk at the HYBER Symposium, Scandic Marina Congress Center, Helsinki.

Mar/22-26/2020
Prof. Gong gives invited talks at the ACS 259th National Meeting and Exposition (Spring 2020), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

Mar/20/2020
Prof. Gong gives an invited talk for Applied Physics Seminar at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA.

Jan/17/2020--new!--
For Chinese-speakers, our group works in 2019 are summarized on WeChat Official Accounts Platform's article "Frontier of Polymer Science."

Jan/7/2020--new!--
Our colorful gel has been featured on c&en's article "Chemistry in Pictures: Stretchy structural color."

Dec/16/2019--new!--
New members joined our lab!

Dec/6/2019
Our research on a new gel showing an instant thermal stiffening has been featured in New Atlas' article "Thermophile-inspired gel gets 1,800 times harder when heated."

Dec/4/2019
Our research on a new gel showing an instant thermal stiffening, published on Advanced Materials, appears on Hokkaido U Web Site: Research Press Release.

Dec/3/2019
Our research on a new gel showing an instant thermal stiffening has been featured in Research Highlights article for Nature Reviews Materials "Toughened up."

Dec/1/2019
New member joined our lab!

Nov/18/2019
Our research on a new underwater adhesive has been chosen to feature on the Nature Communications Editors' Highlights Webpage on Organic Chemistry and Chemical Biology.

Nov/12/2019
Our research on a new underwater adhesive has been featured in Daily Mail Online's article "Sticky sea-tuation: Scientists develop underwater glue that works like static electricity to stick objects together in seconds".

Nov/12/2019
Our research on a new underwater adhesive, published on Nature Communications, appears on Hokkaido U Web Site: Research Press Release.

Nov/7/2019
Dr. Takahashi's artwork has been chosen to appear on the inside front cover of Journal of Materials Chemistry B Volume 7 Number 41.