Harnessing light to develop functional polymeric materials
If you are interested in pursuing a graduate research degree with the Boyer Lab, please contact Prof Cyrille Boyer.
Our research is centred on the development of environmentally friendly techniques for the synthesis of functional polymeric materials.
A major focus is photoinduced electron/energy transfer-reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (PET-RAFT) polymerisation where we are continuing to develop novel photoredox catalysts.
We are also developing various polymerisation techniques for visible-light-cotrolled radical polymerisation, such as continous flow PET-RAFT polymerisation and high-throughput synthesis of polymers through photopolymerisation in open-air.
Furthermore, we are exploring photopolymerisation in dispersed media for the synthesis of polymeric nanoparticles through polymerisiation-induced self assembly (photo-PISA).
Another focus is adapting the aforementioned techniques to the fabrication of advanced polymeric materials for new synthetic antimicrobial macromolecules.
Congrats to Valentin who won a presentation award at the PolyNSW Early Career Researcher Symposium showing his work on 3D printable ceramics!
Congratulations to Zilong for obtaining his PhD on the work of photo-RAFT polymerization regulated by NIR light for well-defined polymer synthesis!
Henry and Gervase finally got to celebrate their PhD graduation. Huge congratulations to both for this huge achievement as well as receiving the Dean's Award for their outstanding PhD theses!
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Science & Engineering Building E8
Centre for Advanced Macromolecular Design
School of Chemical Engineering
The University of New South Wales
UNSW SYDNEY NSW 2052
Prof Cyrille Boyer
+61 2 9385 5268