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 POLY 2019: Sixth International Symposium Frontiers in Polymer Science, Budapest, Hungary.

Prof. Gong gives an invited course at Xing-Da Lecture, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing, China.

The website for the Institute for Chemical Reaction Design and Discovery (WPI-ICReDD) has been published.

2019 summer, we will offer a course on "G018: Soft Interface & Soft Mechanics (Polymer Physics)" (cap: 30) for graduate students all over the country and the world in the Hokkaido Summer Institute (HSI2019). Application will be open from February 1st, 2019.

Our work "Energy-Dissipative Matrices Enable Synergistic Toughening in Fiber Reinforced Soft Composites," published in Advanced Functional Materials was one of the journal’s top 20 most downloaded recent papers!

During the fall and winter terms, LSW hosts Ms. Yuki Meier, Master's student at ETH Zürich, Switzerland, for half a year, and Mr. David Delgado, Ph.D. student at Northwestern University, IL, USA, and Lei Wu, Master's student at Zhejiang University, China, for 3 months.

Hokkaido University's research magazine series "Tackling Global Issues vol. 1" spotlights the research field of soft matter, featuring an interview with Prof. Gong and a roundtable discussion with worldwide notable soft matter scientists. For details, visit Hokkaido Univeristy website or ISSUU.