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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Wavelength Resolved PhotoATRP

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Sequence-Independent Activation of Photoreactions Using Two Colors of Light

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Wavelength-Orthogonal Stiffening of Hydrogel Networks with Visible Light

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

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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A great night for the team at the bowling alley last night - roll on! A big thank you to the social team for organizing regular social events for us ☀️

Loving our fundamental kinetic RAFT @CSIRO work with @AnastasakiLab and @KonkolGroup just out in @J_A_C_S Thank you for the excellent collaboration @QUTmaterials @QUT