Welcome to the website of the Research Group of Dr. Brent Sumerlin in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Florida.
News & Presentations
Good Bye We wish Dr. Erdal Oguzdogan all the best as she leaves us to return to Pamukkale University. We’ll miss you, Erdal!
Presentation Brent delivered an oral presentation at the National ACS meeting in Dallas, TX in the symposium on “Dynamic-Covalent Polymeric Materials” he organized with David Fulton of Newcastle University.
Presentation Soma delivered an oral presentation at the National ACS meeting in Dallas, TX.
Presentation Jessica presented a poster at the National ACS meeting in Dallas, TX.
Congratulations Congratulations to Jessica Cash for receiving a PMSE Graduate Student Research Award to travel to the national ACS meeting in Dallas, TX!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.