Christopher Barner-Kowollik is Professor of Materials Science and head of the Soft Matter Materials Laboratory at the Queensland University of Technology. He has published over 510 peer-reviewed studies and won several awards for his research, most recently the coveted Erwin-Schrödinger Award of the Helmholtz association (2016) and a Laureate Fellowship from the Australian Research Council (2017).
His main research interests are situated at the interface of organic, polymer and biochemistry and focus on a wide range of polymer-related research fields, such as the (photochemical) synthesis of complex macromolecular architectures with highly-defined functionality and composition, advanced synthesis via polymer ligation techniques and macromolecular transformations at ambient temperature in solution and on surfaces, with a strong focus on light-induced methodologies, advanced photolithographic processes, fundamental investigations into polymerization mechanisms and kinetics, as well as high resolution imaging and characterization of macromolecular chain structures via mass spectrometric methods in solution and on surfaces.
Christopher has been an Associate Editor for Polymer Chemistry since 2009, and we are delighted that he has agreed to become our new Editor-in-Chief! Welcome to the new position!
Christopher takes over from Professor David Haddleton, who has led the journal since its launch in 2009. We would like to thank Professor Haddleton for his excellent work as Editor-in-Chief and will be delighted to continue working with him as an Advisory Board member.
As Polymer Chemistry Editor-in-Chief, Christopher will be handling submissions to the journal. Why not submit your next paper to his Editorial Office?