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As another year draws to a close, we celebrated with lots of presents as well as great food and drink. Thank you team for an amazing year of light driven soft matter materials science. Happy holidays to all our friends and collaborators!

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Join us in a workshop organized by @NatureComms and @Materials_MRS on Advances in Materials and Manufacturing https://www.mrs.org/workshop-on-advances-in-materials-and-manufacturing where Christopher explores 'Wavelength Orthogonal, Synergistic and Antagonistic Photochemical Materials Design' @QUT @QUTmaterials @Cluster3DMM2O

We turned our attention once more to dynamic photochemistry with hydrogels, this time exploring wavelength orthogonal stiffening with visible light, just out in @angew_chem https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/anie.202113076 Brilliant work by @VinhXTruong and Julian @QUTmaterials @QUT @KITKarlsruhe

Australia's reputation on the international stage is once more at risk. No funding agency in a well-functioning democracy allows for ministerial interference on the expert selection of grant outcomes for political gain, personal belief or voter pleasing.
https://www.smh.com.au/national/eminent-researchers-condemn-government-s-political-and-short-sighted-funding-20220110-p59n2i.html