The Materials Synthesis Laboratory (MSL) has extensive experience on the synthesis, characterization and applications of polymeric and organic/inorganic hybrid materials, polymer colloids, “smart” stimuli-responsive materials, water-soluble/amphiphilic polymers, biologically active (co)polymers, supramolecular assemblies, micellar nanostructures, polyelectrolytes/polyampholytes, microgels/hydrogels and the modification of flat and curved surfaces. The group has extensive experience on “living” and controlled polymerization techniques such as, Group-Transfer Polymerization, Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization (ATRP) and Reversible Addition Fragmentation Chain-Transfer (RAFT), to prepare polymers of controlled macromolecular characteristics (i.e. molecular weight, and molecular weight distribution, composition and architecture). MSL is an internationally-renowned group in the field of multi-responsive and biocompatible/biodegradable polymers for biomedical applications such as targeted and controlled drug delivery, gene therapy and tissue engineering.