Undergraduate researchers in polymer chemistry receive NSF fellowships

“McKenzie Coughlin and Elliot MacKrell, two undergraduate students in the�Sumerlin Research Group, were named recipients of National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships. NSF provides these prestigious fellowships to individuals based on their demonstrated potential for significant achievements in science and engineering. Each fellowship provides a stipend and cost of education allowance that totals approximately $138,000 to support their graduate studies. Beginning this fall, McKenzie plans to attend the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, while Elliot will attend Caltech.”

Undergraduate researchers in polymer chemistry receive NSF fellowships

“McKenzie Coughlin and Elliot MacKrell, two undergraduate students in the�Sumerlin Research Group, were named recipients of National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships. NSF provides these prestigious fellowships to individuals based on their demonstrated potential for significant achievements in science and engineering. Each fellowship provides a stipend and cost of education allowance that totals approximately $138,000 to support their graduate studies. Beginning this fall, McKenzie plans to attend the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, while Elliot will attend Caltech.”

Sumerlin Group has two papers among the Year’s Top Ten Most-Read Papers in Macromolecules

“Two recent papers from the Sumerlin Research Group have been listed among the Top Ten most read articles in�Macromolecules?over the last 12 months. The ?article titled “Room-Temperature Self-Healing Polymers Based on Dynamic-Covalent Boronic Esters,” which was authored by Jessica Cash, Tomohiro Kubo, and Abhijeet Bapat is the number two most read article of the year. This paper describes crosslinked polymers capable of covalently healing themselves after damage. The second paper titled “Expanding the Scope of RAFT Polymerization: Recent Advances and New Horizons” was authored by Megan Hill and Nick Carmean and highlighted recent developments in the field of reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer polymerization.”

Sumerlin Group has two papers among the Year’s Top Ten Most-Read Papers in Macromolecules

“Two recent papers from the Sumerlin Research Group have been listed among the Top Ten most read articles in�Macromolecules?over the last 12 months. The ?article titled “Room-Temperature Self-Healing Polymers Based on Dynamic-Covalent Boronic Esters,” which was authored by Jessica Cash, Tomohiro Kubo, and Abhijeet Bapat is the number two most read article of the year. This paper describes crosslinked polymers capable of covalently healing themselves after damage. The second paper titled “Expanding the Scope of RAFT Polymerization: Recent Advances and New Horizons” was authored by Megan Hill and Nick Carmean and highlighted recent developments in the field of reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer polymerization.”

Distinguished Professor George Christou inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars

UF Provost Joe Glover recently announced that Distinguished Professor George Christou of the Department of Chemistry is one of four faculty who have been selected as 2016 inductees into the University’s�Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars. Members of the Academy are selected based on nominations that provide strong evidence of the integration of superior teaching and research and a record of distinguished scholarly accomplishment that has garnered recognition at the national and/or international level.

Distinguished Professor George Christou inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars

UF Provost Joe Glover recently announced that Distinguished Professor George Christou of the Department of Chemistry is one of four faculty who have been selected as 2016 inductees into the University’s�Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars. Members of the Academy are selected based on nominations that provide strong evidence of the integration of superior teaching and research and a record of distinguished scholarly accomplishment that has garnered recognition at the national and/or international level.

Professor Zhongwu Guo joins UF Chemistry faculty

“Zhongwu Guo, currently Professor of Chemistry and member of the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute at Wayne State University, will be joining the faculty of the Department of Chemistry in August, 2016, as the Steven M. and Rebecca J. Scott Professor of Chemical Biology. Professor Guo is recognized as a world leader in the application of carbohydrate chemistry to cancer research, particularly regarding the development of carbohydrate-based vaccines. His research interests are focused on carbohydrate chemistry, glycobiology, glycoimmunology, chemical biology and medicinal chemistry, and he has published more than 150 peer-reviewed papers. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the�Journal of Carbohydrate Chemistry. We welcome Professor Guo as an esteemed new member of our faculty.”

Professor Zhongwu Guo joins UF Chemistry faculty

“Zhongwu Guo, currently Professor of Chemistry and member of the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute at Wayne State University, will be joining the faculty of the Department of Chemistry in August, 2016, as the Steven M. and Rebecca J. Scott Professor of Chemical Biology. Professor Guo is recognized as a world leader in the application of carbohydrate chemistry to cancer research, particularly regarding the development of carbohydrate-based vaccines. His research interests are focused on carbohydrate chemistry, glycobiology, glycoimmunology, chemical biology and medicinal chemistry, and he has published more than 150 peer-reviewed papers. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the�Journal of Carbohydrate Chemistry. We welcome Professor Guo as an esteemed new member of our faculty.”