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 Qijing, Megan, and Will for their paper titled “Boronic Acid Linear Homopolymers as Effective Emulsifiers and Gelators” being accepted to ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. [Link]
Congratulations Congratulations to Sunirmal for his paper titled “Doubly-Responsive Hyperbranched Polymers with Tunable Reversibility” being accepted to Polymer Chemistry! [Link]
Congratulations Congratulations to Adrian for his paper titled “Efficient and Chemoselective Synthesis of ω,ω-Heterodifunctional Polymers” being accepted to ACS Macro Letters!
Congratulations Congratulations to Will for his manuscript titled “Synthesis and Applications of Boronic Acid-Containing Polymers: From Materials to Medicine” being accepted to Chemical Reviews! [Link]
Congratulations Congratulations to Megan for being awarded the 2015 Butler Polymer Research Award!news archive ↵
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.