Our PhD students and postdocs presented their work at the Queensland Annual Chemistry Symposium (QACS) which was held at QUT on the 27th November 2020. Thanks to RACI QLD for the great event, full of many inspiring talks from emerging chemists.

Highlights from the symposium:

  • Our DECRA fellow Bryan Tuten gave the closing plenary talk.
  • Marvin,  research fellow at the Soft Matter Materials team, won the best presentation award.
  • Our PhD student Susanna won the 2nd  best presentation award.


Thanks to all the group members for their excellent presentations!



Getting 1200 tennis players and support staff to Victoria is no issue, but PhD students who would contribute to Australian R&D and the education sector for years are locked out of the country. Australia seems to know its priorities.

We start 2021 with a timely and topical review on self-reporting soft matter materials in a wide range of applications in @angew_chem Excellent work, Christina, and great collaboration with @HatisMutlu from our KIT node @QUT @QUTmaterials @KITKarlsruhe

A new red-light induced ligation method for polymer and hydrogel design just out Excellent work with @VinhXTruong @QUT @QUTmaterials @arc_gov_au Wishing you all Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year 2021! @VinhXTruong and @BarnerKowollik out.