Polymer Chemistry Program

Polymer Chemistry Division

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Butler Polymer Research Laboratory | Macromolecular Science & Engineering

Contact Information:

Chemistry Laboratory Building Room 210
PO Box 117200
Gainesville , Florida 32611-7200
Phone: (352) 392-2012
Fax: (352) 392-9741

Division Head

About the Program:

The Polymer Chemistry Program includes several research groups in the broad areas of organic, inorganic, analytical, and physical chemistry. Research interests include:

  • Polymer synthesis methodology
  • Transition metal-catalyzed polymerization
  • Novel polymerization mechanisms
  • Monomer structure/reactivity relationships
  • pi-Conjugated polymers and conjugated polyelectrolytes
  • Electronic, electrochemical, and electrochromic properties of polymers
  • Chalcogen-rich multi-metallic complexes
  • Polymer solar cells and light emitting diodes
  • Monolayers and Langmuir-Blodgett-Kuhn films
  • Scanning Probe Microscopy, X-Ray diffractometry and reflectometry
  • Polymer and liquid crystal thin films
  • Polymer thin films — fabrication, characterization and applications
  • Ion channel membranes
  • Non-linear optics
  • Optical properties of conjugated polymers
  • Supramolecular assemblies and polymers
  • Structure/property/function relationships in reversible materials
  • Gels, liquid crystals, and organized phases
  • Polymers from biorenewable feedstocks
  • Biodegradable polymers


Ronald K. Castellano

Associate Professor


Stephen A. Miller

Associate Professor


Daniel A. Savin

Associate Professor


Brent S. Sumerlin

George B. Butler Professor of Polymer Chemistry





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