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 Brent for being awarded the 2014 Journal of Polymer Science Innovation Award, which will be presented in a special symposium at the fall ACS meeting in San Francisco. [Link]

Posted by Brent Sumerlin on Jul 14 14 at 7:30 PM

Congratulations Congratulations to Jessica Cash and Dan Dobbins for being awarded SMART fellowships!

Posted by Brent Sumerlin on Jun 30 14 at 9:15 AM

Presentation Brent presented at the 4th KACST-Oxford Petrochemicals Forum in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Posted by Brent Sumerlin on Jun 26 14 at 12:45 PM

Presentation Brent presented at the Polymer Club "Polymer Chemistry: Health Care to Solar Cells” symposium at the University of Warwick (UK).

Posted by Brent Sumerlin on Jun 22 14 at 7:30 AM

Good Bye We wish Dr. Erdal Oguzdogan all the best as he leaves us to return to Pamukkale University. We’ll miss you, Erdal!

Posted by Brent Sumerlin on Apr 11 14 at 1:45 PM

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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.