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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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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Heterobimetallic Au(I)/Y(III) Single Chain Nanoparticles as Recyclable Homogenous Catalysts

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Entropy-driven Photolysis of ortho-Nitrobenzyl-centered Polymers

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Wavelength Selective Light-Matter Interactions in Polymer Science

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Green-Light Induced Cycloadditions

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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Today we attended Ishrath’s confirmation talk on « Controlled folding of Single-Chain Nanoparticles ». Great work Ishrath! @BarnerKowollik @QUTSciEng @QUTmaterials

Our brand new triple detection SEC systems at our @KITKarlsruhe node were installed this week by PSS. DMAc and THF soluble polymers, we have your absolute molecular weights nailed thanks to our Cluster @Cluster3DMM2O and @dfg_public

Thanks Jordi @UABBarcelona for this great collaboration and Marc for your excellent work during your research stay @QUT pre-Covid in collaboration with Sandra and Florian @QUTSciEng! Well done! @QUTmaterials 👨‍🔬