Hokkaido University Faculty of Advanced Life Science Lab of Soft & Wet Matter (LSW)
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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

Sept/4-7/2019
Prof. Gong delivers a plenary lecture at the 7th Asian Symposium on Advanced Materials (ASAM-7), Beijing Institute of Petrochemical Technology, Beijing, China.

Jul/24/2019
Prof. Gong gives an invited course at DoDyNet Summer School, Centro Multimediale Mario Cacace, Capri, Italy.

Jun/17/2019
Prof. Bryan Coughlin (The University of Massachusetts Amherst) gives a talk, titled "Polymer Membranes: Designing next generation separators and transport mediators for energy generating devices." This is the first symposium of Dr. Clark Research Symposium series.

Jun/15/2019
Prof. Gong gives an invited talk at the 3nd International Symposium for Advanced Gel Materials & Soft Matters, Shaanxi University of Science and Technology, Xi’an, China.

Jun/14/2019--new--
Our work "Energy-Dissipative Matrices Enable Synergistic Toughening in Fiber Reinforced Soft Composites," published in Advanced Functional Materials is one of the journal's top downloaded recent papers!

Jun/7/2019--new--
Division of Soft Matter Entrance Examination Guidelines are now available on Graduate School of Life Science website.

May/7/2019
LSW hosts Mr. Jiunn Hong PO, Master's student at ESPCI Paris, France, for 4 months this summer.

Apr/17/2019
Prof. Jian Ping Gong receives The 2019 Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Prizes for Science and Technology.

Mar/19/2018
Each article of the Hokkaido University's research magazine series "Tackling Global Issues vol. 1 (issued in March, 2018)," spotlighting the research field of soft matter, featuring an interview with Prof. Gong and a roundtable discussion with worldwide notable soft matter scientists, has been published every week on the Hokkaido University "Research Highlight. For details, visit Contents in the web version.