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 Brent (along with Matthew Becker of U. of Akron) have been named the 2015 Biomacromolecules/Macromolecules Young Investigator Award. [Link]

Posted by Brent Sumerlin on Apr 09 15 at 2:30 PM

Congratulations Congratulations to Will for winning the People’s Choice award in the finals of the UF Three Minute Thesis competition!

Posted by Brent Sumerlin on Apr 08 15 at 11:15 AM

Congratulations Congratulations to Tomo for winning the 2015 Graduate Student Teaching Award.

Posted by Brent Sumerlin on Apr 06 15 at 1:00 PM

Congratulations Congratulations to Jessica, Tomo, and Abhi for their paper titled “Room-Temperature Self-Healing Polymers Based on Dynamic-Covalent Boronic Esters” being accepted to Macromolecules. [Link]

Posted by Brent Sumerlin on Mar 26 15 at 4:00 PM

Presentation Soma presented two posters and an oral lecture at the National Meeting of the ACS in Denver, CO.

Posted by Brent Sumerlin on Mar 23 15 at 11:45 AM

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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.