Sumerlin Research Group

Welcome to the website of the Research Group of Dr. Brent Sumerlin in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Florida.

News & Presentations

Congratulations Congratulations to Megan, Elliot, Carl, and Mingsheng for their recent paper titled “Biodegradable and pH-Responsive Nanoparticles Designed for Site-Specific Delivery in Agriculture” being accepted to Biomacromolecules. [Link]

Posted by Brent Sumerlin on Mar 10 15 at 8:45 AM

Lecture Brent served as a Visiting Lecturer of the Chemistry Promotion Center at National Taiwan University, National Tsing Hua University, and National Chiao Tong University in Taiwan.

Posted by Brent Sumerlin on Mar 03 15 at 4:00 PM

Congratulations Congratulations to Chris D. and Will for their recent paper titled "Boronic Acid-Based Hydrogels Undergo Self-Healing at Neutral and Acidic pH” being accepted to ACS Macro Letters! [Link]

Posted by Brent Sumerlin on Jan 26 15 at 11:45 AM

Presentation Brent presented a plenary lecture at the International Symposium on Polymer Science and Technology (Macro 2015) in Kolkata, India.

Posted by Brent Sumerlin on Jan 23 15 at 5:15 PM

Presentation Brent presented at the Macromolecular Materials Gordon Research Conference in Ventura, CA.

Posted by Brent Sumerlin on Jan 12 15 at 7:30 AM

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The Sumerlin Research Group investigates well-defined polymeric materials with selected functionality, composition, and molecular architecture. Our particular focus is on polymers that are water-soluble and stimuli-responsive. Such "smart" polymers have the ability to self-assemble or dissociate in solution in response to changes in their surroundings. Potential target applications include controlled and targeted drug delivery, surface modification, and the synthesis of self-healing materials. Our interests are at the interface of bio-, organic, and polymer chemistry, with particular focus on fusing the fields to prepare materials with synergistic properties.