Wagener Research Group

University of Florida

Research Areas  
  • Acyclic Diene Metathesis Polymerizations
  • Monomer structure/reactivity relationships
  • Catalyst structure/reactivity relationships
  • Modeling polymer crystallization behavior
  • Synthesis of new biopolymers, copolymers, and elastomeric thermosets.

Contact us!

The Wagener Research Group
Department of Chemistry
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-7200

(352) 392-4666 (Prof. Ken Wagener)
(352) 392-2000 (Any group member)
(352) 392-9741 (Fax)



Wagener Group 2015
Prof. Kenneth B. Wagener
Prof. Fabio Zuluaga
Prof. Kathryn R. Williams
Prof. Giovanni Rojas
Chip Few
Taylor Gaines
Lucas Caire da Silva
Patricia Bachler
Hong Li
Zachary Clauss
Chelsea Sparks
Kaitlyn Forry
Ines Freudensprung
Justin Hochberg



Christmas 2012

Celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Wagener Group and Counting!


Current and fomer members of the Wagener Group at the reception honoring Dr. and Mrs. Wagener




Watch ADMET in action using Schrock's catalyst (18 MB)and Grubbs' Catalyst (6 MB).

The movies are in AVI format; they can be viewed using Windows Media Player or Quicktime.



Other links of interest:

The George and Josephine Butler Polymer Chemistry Laboratory Web Site
UF Chemistry Department Web Site | University of Florida Web Site

Video Tutorials for Improved Presentations

Web site mantained by Lucas Caire da Silva and Ken Wagener.