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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Prof. Gong delivers an invited talk at the MACRO2018 World Polymer Congress, Cairns, Australia.

Prof. Gong delivers an invited talk at the 82nd Prague Meeting on Macromolecules - Polymer Networks and Gels 2018 and 24th Polymer Network Group Meeting (PNG2018), Prague, Czech Republic.

Prof. Gong delivers an invited talk at the 17th Intl Conference on Deformation, Yield and Fracture of Polymers (DYFP2018), Kerkrade, The Netherlands.

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.

Prof. Gong delivers an invited talk at the French National Conference on Polymers, Paris, France.

Dr. Tetsuharu Narita (ESPCI Paris, France) gives a talk, entitled "Rheological Properties of Physical and Chemical Gels of a Giant Polysaccharide "sacran" - Effect of Chain Rigidity."

A new member joined our lab!

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

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.

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.

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.