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.
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]
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]
Congratulations Congratulations to Soma and Megan for their paper titled “Self-Healing Hydrogels Containing Reversible Oxime Crosslinks” being accepted to Soft Matter.
Presentation Brent presented at the Polymer for Advanced Technologies meeting in Hangzhou, China.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.