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

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

Congratulations Congratulations to Bryan, Jessica, and Hao for all successfully defending their PhD dissertations!

Posted by Brent Sumerlin on May 8 17 at 11:20 AM

Presentation Brent presented a lecture at the Materials Research Society national meeting in Phoenix, AZ.

Posted by Brent Sumerlin on Apr 20 17 at 12:40 PM

Congratulations Jojo and Trish’s paper titled “Hyperbranched polymers via RAFT self-condensing vinyl polymerization” was named among the most-read articles in Polymer Chemistry for 2016.

Posted by Brent Sumerlin on Apr 10 17 at 1:25 PM

Congratulations Congratulations to Bryan, McKenzie, and Adrian for their paper titled “Grafting-From Proteins Using Metal-Free PET–RAFT Polymerizations under Mild Visible-Light Irradiation” being published in ACS Macro Letters. [Link]

Posted by Brent Sumerlin on Apr 4 17 at 12:10 PM

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