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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Thank you all for an amazing year and your dedicated and hard work in 2023 on all our exciting projects! Looking so much forward to 2024! Happy Holidays to all our friends and collaborators across the globe!
Agnes Morrissey, Fred Pashley-Johnson, Bailey Richardson, Linh Duy Thai, Kai Mundsinger, Xingyu Wu, Petra Utroša, Hiruni Dedduwakumara, Laura Delafresnaye, Nick Huettner, Svenja Buescher and Samuel Gibbs represented the Soft Matter Materials Team at the Queensland Annual Chemistry Symposium at QUT in Brisbane. Linh was awarded the prize for the best oral presentations for his talk "Molecular Photoswitching of Main-chain ɑ-bisimines in Solid-State Polymers" and Svenja was awarded the prize for the best poster presentations for her poster " Synthesis of a Novel Photoreactive Peptide Amphiphile". Thanks, team!

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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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Acids Catalyse Initiation Processes in Radical Polymerization

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Wavelength Dependent Activation of Photoacids and Bases

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How Molecular Geometry Defines Quantum Yields

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Photochemical Action Plots Evidence UV-promoted Radical Ring-Opening Polymerization of Cyclic Ketene Acetals

Distinguished Prof. Christopher Barner-Kowollik

ARC Laureate Fellow, Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President Research
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A/Prof. James Blinco

Head of the Soft Matter Materials Laboratory, Associate Professor
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A/Prof. Hendrik Frisch

Associate Professor, 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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