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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

Sep/20-23/2017--new--
Prof. Gong delivers an invited talk at European training network SUPOLEN on “Dynamics and Structure of Supramolecular Polymers: Current and Future Trends," Crete, Greece.

Aug/28-30/2017--new--
Prof. Gong delivers an invited talk at International Symposium on Advanced Polymeric Materials 2017 (ISAPM 2017), Changchun, China.

Jul/5-Dec/4/2017--new--
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.

Jul/1/2017--new--
LSW hosts Dr. Xueyu Li, post-doctoral fellow of Global Station for Soft Matter, GI-CoRE, for one year.

Jun/26-30/2017
Prof. Gong delivers an invited talk at 2017 Telluride Science Research Conference (TSRC) on Polymer Physics, Telluride, Colorado, USA.

Jun/21/2017--new--
Mr. Tsuyoshi Okumura has won the SPSJ Annual Meeting Poster Award for his presentation "Creation of Novel Composite Materials Possessing a Macroscale Double-Network Structure" and Ms. Luna Kawakami has won the SPSJ Annual Meeting Poster Award for her presentation "Visualization of internal fracture of double network hydrogels by mechanochemistry."

Jun/20/2017--new--
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.

Jun/14/2017
Dr. Nakajima's work has been chosen for the front cover of Polymer Journal.

May/30/2017--new--
It is announced on the Graduate School of Life Science webpage that a new division tentatively named Divison of Soft Matter is planned to be started in 2018 spring. Application period for the recruitment for Spring Semester 2018/Fall Semester 2018 is planned to open in late September, 2017.

May/26/2017--new--
Our recent paper published on Polymer has been featured online in Advances in Engineering's article "Supramolecular Hydrogels with Multi-Cylindrical Lamellar Bilayers: Swelling-Induced Contraction and Anisotropic Molecular Diffusion."

May/19-Nov/30/2017
LSW hosts Dr. Fanyong Yan from Tianjin Polytechnic University, China as a visiting scholar.

May/8/2017
Call for Posters Hokkaido University-ImPACT Joint Symposium "International Symposium on Advanced Soft Matter: From Single Molecule to Tough Polymers. Application is now open until the end of May. For details, visit the symposium website.

May/8/2017
LSW hosts Ms. Agathe Mocelin, Master's student at ESPCI Paris, France, for 3 months this summer.