LSW-Laboratory of Soft & Wet Matter, Hokkaido University
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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.

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Prof. Gong delivers an invited talk at the 1st International Symposium On Advanced Gel Materials & Soft Matters, ISAGMSM, Xijiao Hotel Beijing, Beijing, China.

New member joined our lab!

Prof. Hiroshi Jinnai (Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials, Tohoku University) gives a talk titled "Challenges for nano-scale imaging of polymeric nanostructures by electron microscopy."

Prof. Masao Doi (Center of Soft Matter Physics and its Applications, International Research Center, Beihang University, Beijing, China) gives a talk titled "Onsager Principle -A Useful Principle in Soft Matter Dynamics."

Dr. Jonathan T. Pham (Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany) gives a talk titled "Elastocapillary deformations: preparing nanoparticle helices and understanding soft materials contact."

Our research on a new kind of hydrogel that bonds spontaneously and strongly to defected bones has been quoted in Orthopedics This Week.

Our research on a new kind of hydrogel that bonds spontaneously and strongly to defected bones appears on Hokkaido U Web Site: Research Press Release. It also appears on Alphagalileo, ResearchSEA, and AAAS EurekAlert! Science News.

Ms. Yanan Ye has won the SPSJ Annual Meeting Poster Award for her presentation "Ultra-thin and tough physical hydrogels with double network structure."

Mr. Takahashi's artwork has been chosen to appear on the front cover of Soft Matter Volume 12 Number 23.

The Global Station for Soft Matter is joined by 24 new members from the U.S., France, and Hokkaido University. See the GSS website "Members."