Sumerlin Research Group

Welcome to the website of the Research Group of Dr. Brent Sumerlin in the
Department of Chemistry at the University of Florida.

Sumerlin Research Group

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.

News & Presentations

Presentation Brent presented a lecture at the Emergent Macromolecular Systems meeting at the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center/Hunter College in New York, New York.

Posted by Brent Sumerlin on Jun 2 17 at 11:25 AM

Presentation Brent presented an invited lecture at the Advanced Polymers via Macromolecular Engineering (APME 2017) in Ghent, Belgium.

Posted by Brent Sumerlin on May 22 17 at 12:40 PM

Presentation Brent presented a seminar at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz, Germany.

Posted by Brent Sumerlin on May 19 17 at 1:25 PM

Congratulations Congratulations to Will, Gertjan, and Chris K. for their paper titled ““Triply-Responsive Block Copolymers Combining pH-Responsive, Thermoresponsive, and Glucose-Responsive Behaviors” being published in JPSA.

Posted by Brent Sumerlin on May 13 17 at 12:10 PM

Congratulations Congratulations to Chris for his paper (co-authored with the groups of Tommy Angelini and Greg Sawyer) being published in Science Advances. [Link]

Posted by Brent Sumerlin on May 10 17 at 9:50 AM

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