Real World Applications

Polymeric materials are essential for our everyday life. The Soft Matter Materials team aims to translate its chemistry into real-world applications through a number of ongoing ARC Linkage collaborations and direct bilateral funding agreements with our industrial partners.

Examples of these projects include:

In addition to these Linkage based projects, our team is supported through direct funding by a number of other industry collaborations ranging from next generation automotive foams (Evonik) to high performance inks for coating materials (Siegwerk).


Ishrath and Kai presenting at the Queensland Annual Chemistry Symposium at @Griffith_Uni. Check out Kai’s and Ishrath’s cool work here @QUTmaterials @QUT

Wonderful collaboration with the team of @cathy_lefay, where we contributed the surface analysis, just out in @PolymChem Protecting plastics from bacterial growth is critical for preventing disease in many applications @QUTmaterials @QUT @_LukasMichalek_

Very happy to see QUT's first joint Max-Planck-Laboratory taking shape as we strengthen QUT's future in high quality scientific collaboration with German institutions @QUT @QUTmaterials.