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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Thank you all for an amazing year and your dedicated and hard work in 2023 on all our exciting projects! Looking so much forward to 2024! Happy Holidays to all our friends and collaborators across the globe!

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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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Beyond Absorption Maxima: The Impact of Wavelength-Resolved Photochemistry on Materials Science

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Quantification of Synergistic Two-Color Covalent Bond Formation

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Polystyrene Chain Geometry Probed by Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry and Molecular Dynamics Simulations

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Sequence-Defined Main-Chain Photoswitchable Macromolecules with Odd-Even Effect Controlled Properties

Distinguished Prof. Christopher Barner-Kowollik

ARC Laureate Fellow, Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President Research
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A/Prof. James Blinco

Acting Head of School Chemistry & Physics, Associate Professor
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A/Prof. Hendrik Frisch

Head of the Soft Matter Materials Laboratory, Associate Professor, DECRA Fellow
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Dr. Bryan Tuten

Senior Lecturer, 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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