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.

See What's New in LSW

Jul/25/2016--new!--
Our research on a new kind of hydrogel that bonds spontaneously and strongly to defected bones has been quoted in Orthopedics This Week.

Jul/14/2016--new!--
Our research on a new kind of hydrogel that bonds spontaneously and strongly to defected bones appears on Hokkaido U Web Site: Research Press Release. It also appears on Alphagalileo, ResearchSEA, and AAAS EurekAlert! Science News.

Jun/27-30/2016
Prof. Gong delivers an invited talk at the 11th International Symposium “Polyelectrolytes 2016”, Moscow, Russia

Jun/15/2016--new!--
Ms. Yanan Ye has won the SPSJ Annual Meeting Poster Award for her presentation "Ultra-thin and tough physical hydrogels with double network structure."

Jun/13-15/2016
The First International Symposium on Advanced Soft Matter: Celebrating the kick off of the Global Station for Soft Matter (GSS), GI-CoRE Hokkaido University will be held at Hokkaido University. For details, please visit the GSS website.

Jun/7/2016--new!--
Mr. Takahashi's artwork has been chosen to appear on the front cover of Soft Matter Volume 12 Number 23.

Jun/1/2016--new--
The Global Station for Soft Matter is joined by 24 new members from the U.S., France, and Hokkaido University. See the GSS website "Members."

May/30-Aug 6/2016--new!--
LSW hosts a member of the DFG-GRK 1865 "Hydrogel-based Microsystems", Mr. Christian Kessler from TU Dresden, Germany

May/26/2016--new!--
Dr. Tasuku Nakajima receives Award for Encouragement of Research in Polymer Science, The Society of Polymer Science, Japan(2015) .

Apr/5/2016
Hokkaido University has released "Research Frontiers." Click here to view Prof. Gong's research profile page:Cutting-edge Soft Materials Created With Hydrogels.

Apr/1/2016
Hokkaido Univeristy Global Institution for Collaborative Research and Education (GI-CoRE) has launched a new global station: Global Station for Soft Matter (GSS). Prof. Gong, Dr. Kurokawa, Dr. Nakajima, Dr. Nonoyama, Dr. Sun, and Dr. King are cross-appointed to GI-CoRE.