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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Modular functionalization and hydrogel formation via red-shifted and self-reporting [2+2] cycloadditions

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Introducing Electrical Conductivity to Metal-Organic Framework Thin Films by Templated Polymerization of Methyl Propiolate

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Dual-Wavelength Gated oxo-Diels-Alder Photoligation

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Mapping Photochemical Reactivity Profiles on Surfaces

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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Dr Sandra Wiedbrauk is bringing the possibilities of #3D-printed #nanotechnology to light. Meet the researcher: http://bit.ly/35K1aJ0 #photochemistry @arc_gov_au @BarnerKowollik

We have an opening for a highly motivated PhD student in our QUT team @BarnerKowollik @HendrikFrisch jointly with the Institute for Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) in Singapore. Great opportunity for transnational research on an emerging topic. DM for more information.

Want to follow the popular para-fluoro thiol reaction (PFTR) by a simple light read-out? Check out the latest from Fabian's and Federica's joint work in @ChemCommun https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2020/cc/d0cc06356h#!divAbstract Well done! @LeonieBarner @swaldenwebb @QUTmaterials @IFE_QUT @QUTSciEng