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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A Self-Catalyzed Visible Light Driven Thiol Ligation

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Light-gated Control of Conformational Changes in Polymer Brushes

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Passerini Multi-Component Reactions as Handle towards Enabling Self-Reporting Photo-Sensitive Tetrazole-Polymers

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Wavelength-Selective Softening of Hydrogel Networks

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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Check out our latest communication, Stabilizing self-assembled nano-objects using light-driven tetrazole chemistry led by Christopher Barner-Kowollik @BarnerKowollik and Eva Blasco @EvaBlascoPo, http://ow.ly/tUne50E6ifx