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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

Oct/13-14/2016--new--
Prof. Gong delivers an invited talk at the 1st International Symposium On Advanced Gel Materials & Soft Matters, ISAGMSM, Xijiao Hotel Beijing, Beijing, China.

Sep/30/2016--new--
Prof. Hiroshi Jinnai (Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials, Tohoku University) gives a talk titled "Challenges for nano-scale imaging of polymeric nanostructures by electron microscopy."

Sep/30/2016
Prof. Masao Doi (Center of Soft Matter Physics and its Applications, International Research Center, Beihang University, Beijing, China) gives a talk titled "Onsager Principle -A Useful Principle in Soft Matter Dynamics."

Sep/28/2016--new--
Dr. Jonathan T. Pham (Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany) gives a talk titled "Elastocapillary deformations: preparing nanoparticle helices and understanding soft materials contact."

Jul/25/2016
Our research on a new kind of hydrogel that bonds spontaneously and strongly to defected bones has been quoted in Orthopedics This Week.

Jul/14/2016
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.

Jun/15/2016
Ms. Yanan Ye has won the SPSJ Annual Meeting Poster Award for her presentation "Ultra-thin and tough physical hydrogels with double network structure."

Jun/7/2016
Mr. Takahashi's artwork has been chosen to appear on the front cover of Soft Matter Volume 12 Number 23.

Jun/1/2016
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."