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.

See What's New in LSW

Jan/29/2021--new!--
Our webinar series "International Webinar on Gels and Networks" for the researchers and students in the field of gel sciences in Japan and Europe (and other countries) will take place on December 27th. Prof. Evelyne van Ruymbeke from Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium will give the third lecture "Rouse processes in the linear viscoelastic response of transient polymer networks." For details, please visit the webinar website.

Jan/3/2021--new!--
LSW hosts a "JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships Foreign Researchers Program" visiting research fellow, Dr. Miléna Lama from Sorbonne University, France.

Jan/1/2021--new!--
One of our articles "Fiber‐Reinforced Viscoelastomers Show Extraordinary Crack Resistance That Exceeds Metals" has been highlighted in Advanced Materials's Virtual Issue "Women in Materials Science" as an outstanding work within Materials Science created under the lead of a female principal investigator.

Dec/1/2020
LSW hosts Dr. Dong Shi, post-doctoral fellow of Global Station for Soft Matter, GI-CoRE.

Nov/27/2020
Our webinar series "International Webinar on Gels and Networks" for the researchers and students in the field of gel sciences in Japan and Europe (and other countries) will take place on November 27. Prof. Takamasa Sakai from The University of Tokyo will give the second lecture "Developments in the Fundamental Physics of Polymer Gels and Application as Biomaterials." For details, please make contact with Dr. Daniel R. King

Nov/16/2020
We, along with professors at ESPCI, France and The University of Tokyo, are organizing a series of webinars "International Webinar on Gels and Networks" for the researchers and students in the field of gel sciences in Japan and Europe (and other countries). Prof. Kurokawa will give the first lecture "Activity Measurement of Polyelectrolyte in Hydrogels by Microelectrode Technique." For details, please make contact with Dr. Daniel R. King

Nov/12/2020
Our new gel showing an instant thermal stiffening has been featured on Open Access Government's article "Materials science: Reverse glass transition in a polymeric hydrogel material".

Nov/11/2020
Division of Soft Matter Entrance Examination Guidelines for the Winter Selection (Master's and Doctoral for Spring/Fall 2021 admission) are now available on Graduate School of Life Science website.

Nov/1/2020
Dr. Tasuku Nakajima receives JST PRESTO (Sakigake) project grant, on the topic: Establishment of principals for novel polymeric material "extremely prestretched network."

Oct/27/2020
Dr. Matsuda and Ms. Kawakami's artwork has been chosen as a supplementary cover of Macromolecules Volume 53 Number 20.

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