Big congratulations to PhD candidates Amin Khodabandeh (UTAS) and Masayoshi Tokuda (Kobe) for their recently published work in the RSC journals Polymer Chemistry and Soft Matter respectively. Amin's paper, 'Preparation of inverse polymerized high internal phase emulsions using an amphiphilic macro-RAFT agent as sole stabilizer' represents an exciting development in the preparation of hydrophilic porous polymer monoliths stabilized by diblock copolymers. These materials have p
Molly Rowe (Honours 2015) has completed a hat-trick of awards and recognition for her work on highly hydrophobic polymer coatings! Molly has been awarded the CRC for Polymers Prize for Most Outstanding Honours thesis in polymer science in Australia in 2015. This goes nicely with Molly's Treloar Prize and UNSW School of Chemical Engineering Prize from 2015, also related to her work on the rational design of fluoropolymers via reversible deactivation radical polymerization (RDR
Welcome to Mary Krieger and Hannah Dilger to the Soft Matter Chemistry group here at UTAS! Mary is a third year student working on a research project on copolymerization kinetics of hydrophilic monomers in Semester 1 2016. Hannah is a research assistant who is working on the ring opening polymerization of polyesters and polyamides throughout the year.