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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We have a PhD position opening between AStar’s Institute for Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) and our team. If you are interested in fusing machine learning and photochemistry in an exciting project, get in touch at any time!

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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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Flexible Ink-Jet Printed Polymer Light-Emitting Diodes using a Self-Hosted Non-Conjugated TADF Polymer

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Two Photon Induced Pulsed Laser Polymerization with Near Infrared Light

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Direct Visualization of Homogeneous Chemical Distribution in Functional Polyradical Microspheres

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Search for Alternative Two-step-absorption Photoinitiators for 3D Laser Nanoprinting

Distinguished 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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Well done Peter, for winning the PhD pitch award ⁦@QUTmaterials⁩ ⁦@QUT⁩ Very proud of you.