Hokkaido University Faculty of Advanced Life Science Lab of Soft & Wet Matter (LSW)
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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 a plenary lecture at the 7th Asian Symposium on Advanced Materials (ASAM-7), Beijing Institute of Petrochemical Technology, Beijing, China.

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

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.

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.

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!

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

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

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.

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.