About the Group

Welcome to the website of the Surface Interactions and Soft Matter Group at UniSA.  The group is led by David Beattie and Marta Krasowska, and we are lucky to have a great mentor in Emeritus Laureate Professor John Ralston.  The website is your window into the people behind the science, our latest research outputs, and group activities and news.  You can also find us on Twitter at @SISM_at_UniSA

Our science falls into 3 main areas of fundamental chemistry:

  1. Bubble and Droplet Interfaces
  2. Polymer Layers at Interfaces
  3. Ionic Liquids at Interfaces

These areas of chemistry are essential for the understanding and development of applications such as:

  1. Mineral processing
  2. Lubrication
  3. Food texture and stability
  4. Nanomedicine and biomaterials

We pursue novel science in these application areas in partnership with the Australian Federal and South Australian State Governments, national and international industry, and our colleagues and collaborators at UniSA and other universities in Australia and overseas.