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.

See What's New in LSW

Division of Soft Matter Entrance Examination Guidelines 2019 are now available on Graduate School of Life Science website.

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.

Mr. Ryuji Kiyama has won the Excellent Poster Presentation Award for his presentation "Direct observation of single polymer strand based on double network strategy" at the Polymer networks and gels 2018 (PNG2018).

LSW hosts Dr. Anaïs Giustiniani, post-doctoral fellow of Global Station for Soft Matter, GI-CoRE, for one year.

Mr. Ken-ichi Hoshino has won the Best Poster Award for his presentation "Effect of Swelling on Network Elasticity of Hydrogel: from Shrinking State to Highly Swollen State" at the 13th International Symposium on Polymer Physics (PP'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.