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]
Congratulations Congratulations to Will for winning the People’s Choice award in the finals of the UF Three Minute Thesis competition!
Congratulations Congratulations to Tomo for winning the 2015 Graduate Student Teaching Award.
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]
Presentation Soma presented two posters and an oral lecture at the National Meeting of the ACS in Denver, CO.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.