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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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.

Prof. Gong delivers an invited talk at the 11th International Symposium “Polyelectrolytes 2016”, Moscow, Russia

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

The First International Symposium on Advanced Soft Matter: Celebrating the kick off of the Global Station for Soft Matter (GSS), GI-CoRE Hokkaido University will be held at Hokkaido University. For details, please visit the GSS website.

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."

May/30-Aug 6/2016--new!--
LSW hosts a member of the DFG-GRK 1865 "Hydrogel-based Microsystems", Mr. Christian Kessler from TU Dresden, Germany

Dr. Tasuku Nakajima receives Award for Encouragement of Research in Polymer Science, The Society of Polymer Science, Japan(2015) .

Hokkaido University has released "Research Frontiers." Click here to view Prof. Gong's research profile page:Cutting-edge Soft Materials Created With Hydrogels.

Hokkaido Univeristy Global Institution for Collaborative Research and Education (GI-CoRE) has launched a new global station: Global Station for Soft Matter (GSS). Prof. Gong, Dr. Kurokawa, Dr. Nakajima, Dr. Nonoyama, Dr. Sun, and Dr. King are cross-appointed to GI-CoRE.