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 Jessica Cash for receiving a PMSE Graduate Student Research Award to travel to the national ACS meeting in Dallas, TX!

Posted by Brent Sumerlin on March 5 14 at 8:30 AM

Publication The second special issue of Macromolecular Rapid Communications, co-edited by Brent, Jean-Francois Lutz, and Kris Matyjaszewski and focused on macromolecular engineering is now available online. [Link]

Posted by Brent Sumerlin on Feb 25 14 at 1:45 PM

Publication An interview with Brent from mid-2013 was published in Chemistry World. [Link]

Posted by Brent Sumerlin on Feb 20 14 at 9:00 AM

Good Bye We wish Dr. Zhengying Liu all the best as she leaves us to return to Sichuan University. We’ll miss you, Ying!

Posted by Brent Sumerlin on Feb 14 14 at 3:45 PM

Presentation Brent presented at the Fusion conference on Functional Polymeric Materials in Cancun, Mexico.

Posted by Brent Sumerlin on Feb 12 14 at 12:45 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.