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

Paper Our paper on polymer-protein conjugates is now available in Nature Materials. [Link]

Posted by Brent Sumerlin on Nov 18 14 at 9:15 AM

Congratulations Congratulations to Adrian, Kali, Bryan, and Alex for dishing up their PITSA paper, which was accepted to Chemical Science. (This paper was a collaborative effort with Dave Haddleton at the University of Warwick). [Link]

Posted by Brent Sumerlin on Nov 14 at 12:45 PM

Presentation Brent presented a seminar in the Department of Polymer Engineering at the University of Akron.

Posted by Brent Sumerlin on Nov 07 at 7:30 AM

Congratulations Congratulations to Soma, Megan, and Abhi for their paper titled “Oximes as Reversible Links in Polymer Chemistry: Dynamic Macromolecular Stars” being accepted to Polymer Chemistry.

Posted by Brent Sumerlin on Oct 08 14 at 7:30 PM

Congratulations Congratulations to Megan (and other group alumni) for a paper describing collaborative work with the Tonelli and Genzer groups at NCSU being accepted to the Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics.

Posted by Brent Sumerlin on Sept 02 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.