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.

Latest News

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.
Soft Matter Materials team members presented their work at the QUT Centre for Materials Science's 'Future Materials Symposium'. Congratulations to Marvin for winning the poster slam award for his work on photoresist design.

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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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Action Plots in Action: In-depth Insights into Photochemical Reactivity

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Multisegmented Polymers via Step-Growth and RAFT Miniemulsion Polymerization

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Cationic Methacrylic-based Block Copolymers as Universal Additives to Confer Antibacterial Properties to Common Plastics

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The Ubiquitous Nature of Rate Retardation in RAFT Polymerization

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.

Tweets

Understanding the formation processes of complex network materials just out in @NatureMaterials https://www.qut.edu.au/news?id=178470 in a three way collaboration between @ResearchUGent @Stanford and @QUT @QUTmaterials Amazing work by first author Lies de Keer and @QUT author Daniel Kodura.

Multicomponent reactions give fast and simple access to photoreactive monomers for wavelength-orthogonal soft matter materials design, just out in @ACSMacroLett https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acsmacrolett.1c00280 Well done, Christina! Excellent collaboration with @HatisMutlu @KITKarlsruhe @QUTmaterials @QUT

If your PhD expertise is in advanced surface and soft matter materials characterization, check out the latest opening in our team and join us @QUT @QUTmaterials in Brisbane for a post-doctoral position https://www.nature.com/naturecareers/job/postdoctoral-position-at-qut-brisbane-australia-24-months-queensland-university-of-technology-qut-745365