My research focusses on: 1) functional, antifouling coatings and 2) dynamic, responsive polymers. In the former area organic synthesis and controlled polymerisation methods are employed to grow well-defined antifouling coatings for sensing and biological applications. In the latter area, (macro)monomers are synthesised and subsequently self-assembled into larger polymer assemblies through reversible (i.e. dynamic-covalent and/or coordination) interactions. When assembled, their inherent dynamic nature renders these materials responsive to external stimuli.