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Welcome to the
Laboratory of Soft & Wet Matter

LSW at Hokkaido University, Sapporo, 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

Jun/22-24/2015
Prof. Gong delivers a plenary lecture at 5th International Conference on Self-Healing Materials (ICSHM2015), Durham, North Carolina, USA.

Apr/14-17/2015--New!--
Prof. Gong delivers an invited talk at 10th Annual European Rheology Conference, Nantes, France.

Mar/29-Apr/2/2015--New!--
Prof. Gong organizes the 2015 Conference on Deformation, Yield and Fracture in Polymers (DYFP2015) to be held at Rolduc Abbey, Kerkrade, the Netherlands.
Conference website is now open.

Oct/15-18/2014--New!--
Prof. Gong delivers an invited talk at SoftComp topical workshop “FRACTURE OF SOFT MATERIALS: from soft solids to complex fluids”, Palavas-les-Flots, France.

Oct/3/2014--New!--
Dr. Wei Min Huang (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) gives a talk titled "Water/moisture-content dependent shape memory/change effect in hydrogels and their applications."

Sep/25/2014--New!--
Prof. Gong delivers an invited talk at DSM Science Summit, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Sep/12/2014--New!--
Prof. Herbert Hui (Cornell University, USA) gives a talk titled "Time dependent behavior of a dual cross-link self-healing gel: theory and experiments" and Prof. Costantino Creton (ESPCI, France) gives a talk titled "Fracture and damage of filled elastomers: analogies and differences with DN gels."

Sep/2/2014--New!--
Dr. Yoshimi Tanaka (Yokohama National University Graduate School of Environment and Information Science) gives a talk titled "Solvent effects on gel fracture."

Aug/14/2014--New!--
"Control superstructure of rigid polyelectrolytes..." paper chosen as This Week's Featured Image in Nature Communications.

Aug/4/2014--New!--
Dr. Tasuku Nakajima has been chosen as the awardee of the 2013 Hokkaido University Commendation for Excellent Teaching.

Jul/8/2014
Ryuji Kiyama (Master's 1) was awarded the Best Poster Award (First Prizes) at the2014 IUPAC World Polymer Congress (MACRO 2014) in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Jul/8/2014
DSM Materials Sciences Award 2014 goes to Prof. Jian Ping Gong!

Mar/20/2014
Prof. Gong has been selected as the recipient of the prize The DSM Materials Sciences Award 2014. She will receive the award and deliver an award lecture at the IUPAC World Polymer Congress 2014 on July 8, 2014. For more details, click here.