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 a plenary lecture at 5th International Conference on Self-Healing Materials (ICSHM2015), Durham, North Carolina, USA.

Prof. Gong delivers an invited talk at 10th Annual European Rheology Conference, Nantes, France.

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.

Prof. Gong delivers a keynote lecture at the 3rd DSM Symposium on Materials Sciences, Shanghai, China.

Dr. Takayuki Nonoyama was awarded The Award for Encouragement of Research in IUMRS-ICA2014 at the International Union of Materials Research Societies- International Conference in Asia (IUMRS-ICA2014) in Fukuoka, Japan.

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

LSW hosts for 1 year Mr. Ao-kai Zhang, PhD student at Southeast University, China, and Ms. Ran Shi, PhD student at Dalian University of Technology, China.

New members join our lab!

Our research on a mechano-actuated, soft photonic hydrogel with an ultrafast response time appears on Hokkaido U Web Site: Research Press Release.

Our research on a macroscopically anisotropic hydrogel appears on Hokkaido U Web Site: Research Press Release.