Bragg Centre research themes  Soft matter

Soft matter materials include colloidal systems, surfactants, polymers, gels and glasses.

Our research includes:

  • novel polymer batteries

  • auxetic liquid crystal elastomers for biological tissue replacement

  • novel liquid crystal systems for higher resolution display and non-display applications

  • environmentally sustainable cellulose-based systems as composites

  • improved processes for pharmaceutical and food manufacturing

  • high-impact resistant polymer composites