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).

Tweets

Low Energy Kick-off: Au-Nanorod mediated initiation of free-radical polymerization by infra-red light @angew_chem https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/anie.202209177 Well done, Philipp and Josh! Excellent collaboration with Andreas Unterreiner @KITKarlsruhe @swaldenwebb and Esa Jaatinen @QUT @QUTmaterials

Our latest in using dual stimuli control of chemical reaction pathways is out in @PolymChem, using light and mechanical fields to control polymer end group chemistry https://pubs.rsc.org/en/content/articlelanding/2022/py/d2py00892k Excellent collaboration with @VinhXTruong @QUT @QUTmaterials @KITKarlsruhe

...and the Lord of the Boxing Rings strikes once again with beautiful work on visible light degradable photoresists for 3D laser lithography https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/adma.202203474 Well done, Marvin, and thank you for the outstanding collaboration @VinhXTruong @QUTmaterials @QUT @Cluster3DMM2O