Derrick Roberts

Sydney, Australia
I'm an ARC DECRA and University of Sydney Vice Chancellor's Fellow at the School of Chemistry and Sydney Nano Institute, The University of Sydney. My research programme centres on designing self-assembled molecular materials that can undergo controlled morphological transformations (e.g., discrete polymer vesicles transforming into gel networks) in response to external signals (e.g., light, biochemical cues). My research employs supramolecular and dynamic covalent interactions to explore self-assembly phenomena spanning from small molecule recognition (metal-ligand coordination, halogen bonding) up to microphase separation of block copolymers.