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).


Fantastic work by Hendrik - SCNPs meet peptide chemistry @PolymChem

Block copolymers with light responsive main chain units - hot off the press from Linh's, Thiago's and @HatisMutlu's bench in @PolymChem Excellent work, building on our earlier studies with Jean-Marie Lehn and @GrebGroup @QUTmaterials @QUT @KITKarlsruhe

We have developed a simple sunlight driven synthetic path to polymer microspheres - just out in @NatureComms Excellent teamwork by Dr. Laura Delafresnaye, Dr. @FlorianFeist1 and Dr. Jordan Hooker. Find out more below @QUT @QUTmaterials @KITKarlsruhe