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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On the interface of polymer chemistry and mass spectrometry available at the Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane, Australia)/University of Mons (Belgium)

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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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Two Sides of the Same Coin: Light as a Tool to Control and Map Microsphere Design

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The Missing Piece: Concentration Dependence of DASA Reactivity

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Green Light LED Activated Ligation of a Scalable, Versatile Chalcone Chromophore

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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We have a post-doctoral position available in our KIT node in Germany @KITKarlsruhe @Cluster3DMM2O focused on advanced photoresist design for 3D laser lithography with the possibility to have a research stint @QUT in Australia

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We have developed a self-catalyzed photo-induced thiolene ligation, just out in @J_A_C_S https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/jacs.1c03213 Excellent work by Leona, opening new opportunities for 3D photoresist design and polymer synthesis @QUTmaterials @Cluster3DMM2O @FlorianFeist1 @QUT @KITKarlsruhe