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

Presentation Brent co-organized (with Nathan Gianneschi, UCSD) the Fusion conference on Functional Polymeric Materials in Ascot, UK.

Posted by Brent Sumerlin on August 05 15 at 4:50 PM

Congratulations Congratulations to Megan and Nick for their Perspective titled “Expanding the Scope of RAFT Polymerization: Recent Advances and New Horizons” being accepted to Macromolecules. [Link]

Posted by Brent Sumerlin on July 28 15 at 10:25 AM

Congratulations Congratulations to Chris K. and Nick for their paper titled “Probing the Surface-Localized Hyperthermia of Gold Nanoparticles in a Microwave Field Using Polymeric Thermometers” being accepted to Chemical Science. [Link]

Posted by Brent Sumerlin on July 22 15 at 1:10 PM

Congratulations Congratulations to Soma and Megan for their paper titled “Self-Healing Hydrogels Containing Reversible Oxime Crosslinks” being accepted to Soft Matter.

Posted by Brent Sumerlin on June 28 15 at 12:30 PM

Presentation Brent presented at the Polymer for Advanced Technologies meeting in Hangzhou, China.

Posted by Brent Sumerlin on June 27 15 at 11:00 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.