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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Soft Matter Materials team members, Kubra, Leona, Daniel and Julian presented at the Queensland Student Chemistry Symposium (QSCS) in Townsville last week. Well done everyone! Thank you to the RACI's organizing team for an amazing job.

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Our Mission

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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A Simplified Approach to Non-conjugated Bipolar Host TADF Polymers

702

Wavelength Selective Photodynamic Networks

700

Wavelength Resolved PhotoATRP

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Sequence-Independent Activation of Photoreactions Using Two Colors of Light

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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Ishrath and Kai presenting at the Queensland Annual Chemistry Symposium at @Griffith_Uni. Check out Kai’s and Ishrath’s cool work here https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2021/py/d1py00533b https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acsmacrolett.0c00688 @QUTmaterials @QUT

Wonderful collaboration with the team of @cathy_lefay, where we contributed the surface analysis, just out in @PolymChem https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2021/py/d1py01344k Protecting plastics from bacterial growth is critical for preventing disease in many applications @QUTmaterials @QUT @_LukasMichalek_

Very happy to see QUT's first joint Max-Planck-Laboratory taking shape https://www.qut.edu.au/news?id=179248 as we strengthen QUT's future in high quality scientific collaboration with German institutions @QUT @QUTmaterials.