Soft Matter Materials Laboratory - Shining Light on Soft Matter

Established in 2008, and now calling Brisbane home, the MACROARC lab houses over 40 active researchers in the field of synthetic and physical polymer material science.

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The Soft Matter Materials Laboratory at QUT is situated at the interface of organic, macromolecular and materials science. We focus on a wide range of interdisciplinary, polymer-related research including but not limited to:

The real world applications of these fundamental investigations span a number of fields, from use as inks and photoresists in 3D printing and lithography to precisely folded single strand polymers for catalysis and biomimetic applications and everything in between.

Latest Publications

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Near Infrared Light Induced Radical Polymerization in Water

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First Principles for the First Steps in Multiphoton 3D Laser Printing: Quantum-Mechanical Case Study of DETC

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Tuning the Photoreactivity of Photocycloaddition by Halochromism

Distinguished Prof. Christopher Barner-Kowollik

ARC Laureate Fellow, Deputy Vice Chancellor Research (DVCR) and Vice President

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A/Prof. James Blinco

Head of the Soft Matter Materials Laboratory, Associate Professor

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Dr. Hendrik Frisch

DECRA Fellow

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Dr. Bryan Tuten

DECRA Fellow

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Christopher Synatschke

Universität Bayreuth, Germany, 08/08 – 09/08

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Bart Dervaux

Ghent University, Belgium, 11/08 – 12/08

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Edgar Espinosa

CNRS Lyon, France, 02/10

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Kristian Kempe

Universität Jena, Germany, 06/10

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We’ve partnered with 156 institutions & 26 countries.

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Imagine a cured 3D printing ink that is removable simply by darkness. Sounds like science fiction? No more! Check out Steve Gauci's brilliant work https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/adfm.202206303 @HouckHannes @Filip_Du_Prez @EvaBlascoPo @blinco_james @Cluster3DMM2O @QUTmaterials @KITKarlsruhe

The European Polymer Federation Congress @EPF2022 soon to start in beautiful sunny Prague. Thank you very much for inviting me. Having a pre-conference walk through the old town with #legendsofpolychem Nikos Hadjichristidis @QUT @QUTmaterials @KITKarlsruhe

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We have had a close look at the photochemistry of dimethyl dialdehydes, an important functionality for light induced material design https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.joc.2c01020 Outstanding work @FlorianFeist1 @Cluster3DMM2O @KITKarlsruhe @QUT @QUTmaterials