Michael Pfrunder

Michael completed his PhD in 2014 at the Queensland University of Technology which investigated how crystals can be engineered to have predictable structures. During this time he discovered a crystal that could be reversibly tied in a knot without damaging its structure, a finding which significantly contributed to the emerging field of elastically flexible crystals.

At The University of Queensland, Michael then investigated the synthesis and analysis of nano-capsules designed using metals as building blocks and the photophysics of metal-organic hybrid molecules. He now works at the Queensland University of Technology where he is investigating the gas phase chemistry of nano-capsules along with coordinating his new primary school outreach program “Zoomed-In Science”.

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