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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.

See What's New in LSW

Feb/25-Mar/1/2017--new--
Prof. Gong delivers a plenary lecture at the Adhesion Society 41st Annual Meeting and 6th World Congress on Adhesion and Related Phenomena (WCARP), San Diego, CA, USA.

Nov/21-24/2017--new--
Prof. Gong delivers an invited talk at the French National Conference on Polymers, Paris, France.

October/10/2017--new--
A new member joined our lab!

October/2/2017--new--
A new member joined our lab!

Jul/18/2017
Our research on new "five times stronger than carbon steel" material was featured on Radio Sputnik. The program title is "This material may be used as an artificial tendon or ligament" - Jian Ping Gong.

Jul/5-Dec/4/2017
LSW hosts a visiting research fellow of "JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Reseach in Japan (Strategic Program)" and "NSF GROW Fellowship," Ms. Amber Marie Hubbard from the North Carolina State University, USA.

Jun/21/2017
Mr. Tsuyoshi Okumura has won the SPSJ Annual Meeting Poster Award for his presentation "Creation of Novel Composite Materials Possessing a Macroscale Double-Network Structure" and Ms. Luna Kawakami has won the SPSJ Annual Meeting Poster Award for her presentation "Visualization of internal fracture of double network hydrogels by mechanochemistry."

Jun/20/2017
Our research on new "toughter-than-metal" fiber-reinforced hydrogels was featured on the CNN "Vision-The future of Japan." The article title is: Revolutionary gel is five times stronger than steel.