Announcement of the awards in the 11th International Gel Symposium (GelSympo2017) which was held in Nihon University (Tsudanuma Campus, Narashino, Japan) during 7-9, March, 2017.

Congratulations !!


Young Investigator Awards” for the best oral presentations under 35 old


Ji Liu (University of Cambridge)

Biomimetic supramolecular polymer networks exhibiting both toughness and self-



Koichi Mayumi (Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo)

Mechanical and fracture properties of slide-ring materials


Ryota Tamate (Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo)

Fabrication of self-oscillating vesicles and colloidosomes undergoing autonomous

structural changes



Soft Matter Awards” (RSC) for the best student poster presentations


Ai Saito (Graduate School of Chem. Sci. and Eng., Hokkaido University)

Role of concentration of microtubule and a depletant in the emergence of collective motion

of microtubules driven by kinesins


Gantumur Enkhtuul (Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University)

Cytocompatible hydrogelation through enzymatic cross-linking mediated by glucose and

cysteine residues in the enzyme


Gargi Joshi (Energy and Environment Area, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology)

Directional control of diffusion and swelling in hydrogels prepared from cyanobacterial



Kateryna Khairulina (School of Engineering, Department of Bioengineering, The University of Tokyo)

Mobility of low molecular weight compounds in tetra-PEG-graphene oxide hydrogels


Koki Sano (Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, The University of Tokyo)

Ultralarge mechanical anisotropy of a hydrogel with aligned nanosheets


Michika Onoda (School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo)

Artificial amoeba: Self-oscillating polymeric fluids with autonomous sol-gel transition


Takahiro Matsuda (Graduate School of Life Science, Hokkaido University)

Mechanical stress triggers productive mechanochemical reactions in double network gels


Takuma Kureha (Graduate School of Textile Science & Technology, Shinshu University)

Selective adsorption of halide compounds from aqueous solution by poly(2-methoxyethyl

acrylate)-based hydrogel microspheres


Yasushi Shojima (Graduate School of Science, Osaka University)

Dissimilar solid materials binding with self-healable supramolecular materials through

host-guest interaction

To recognize outstanding achievement of young researchers in the field of polymer networks and gels,

and to encourage young students and engineers to enter this field,

the committee of Gel Symposium 2017 will award the presenters who give an excellent talk.

Young investigator awards (for contributed presentation)

To be eligible for the Gel Symposium Young investigator Awards,

the candidate must hold a doctoral degree from a recognized University, and be 35-years old or younger at March 10, 2017.

The candidate must attend and present in contributed session at the Gel Symposium 2017 Conference.

You will be asked if you want to be a candidate for the oral presentation awards in abstract submission process.

Soft Matter Awards (RSC) (Best Student Poster Awards)

To be eligible for the Gel Symposium Poster Presentation Awards,

the candidate must be a student in a recognized University at March 10, 2017.

The candidate must attend and present in poster session at the Gel Symposium 2017 Conference.

You will be asked if you want to be a candidate for the student poster awards in abstract submission process.