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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/8/2019--new--
Prof. Gong delivers an invited talk at the POLY 2019: Sixth International Symposium Frontiers in Polymer Science, Budapest, Hungary.

Mar/22/2019--new--
Prof. Gong gives an invited course at Xing-Da Lecture, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing, China.

Jan/7/2019--new--
The website for the Institute for Chemical Reaction Design and Discovery (WPI-ICReDD) has been published.

Dec/7/2018--new--
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.

Oct/18/2018
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!

Oct/1/2018
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.

Mar/23/2018
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.