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 group members were awarded by Science and Engineering Faculty (QUT) and Centre for Materials Science (QUT) for their excellent work throughout the year.

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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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Green-Light Induced Cycloadditions

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The Untapped Toolbox of Luminol Based Polymers

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UV-induced Photolysis of Polyurethanes

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Chemiluminescent Self-Reported Unfolding of Single-Chain Nanoparticles

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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Getting 1200 tennis players and support staff to Victoria is no issue, but PhD students who would contribute to Australian R&D and the education sector for years are locked out of the country. Australia seems to know its priorities.

We start 2021 with a timely and topical review on self-reporting soft matter materials in a wide range of applications in @angew_chem https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ange.202012592 Excellent work, Christina, and great collaboration with @HatisMutlu from our KIT node @QUT @QUTmaterials @KITKarlsruhe

A new red-light induced ligation method for polymer and hydrogel design just out https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acsmacrolett.0c00767 Excellent work with @VinhXTruong @QUT @QUTmaterials @arc_gov_au Wishing you all Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year 2021! @VinhXTruong and @BarnerKowollik out.