Macromolecular and Materials Chemistry

UNE researchers are active in research in both synthetic and natural macromolecules, with a focus on systems of relevance to industry and regional Australia.

Active areas of research include the development of polymeric scale inhibitors for processes such as desalination and sugar milling, extraction of and value-adding to lignin from biomass, fundamental studies to increase the versatility of controlled free-radical polymerisation, development of advanced soft materials through supramolecular self-assembly, and improving the physical properties of cereal foods. For current research opportunities contact Associate Professor Chris FellowsProfessor Trevor Brown or Dr Brendan Wilkinson.