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 at the Photopolymerization Fundamentals conference in Boulder, CO.

Posted by Brent Sumerlin on Sept 18 17 at 12:10 PM

Presentation Megan, Chris, Adrian, Michael, and Brent presented at the fall national ACS meeting in Washington, DC.

Posted by Brent Sumerlin on Aug 20 17 at 9:40 AM

Congratulations Brent was named the George Bergen Butler Professor of Polymer Chemistry.

Posted by Brent Sumerlin on Aug 17 17 at 11:25 AM

Congratulations Congratulations to Hao for graduating with his PhD. Good luck at Northwestern U.!

Posted by Brent Sumerlin on Aug 04 17 at 12:40 PM

Presentation Brent presented at the Tosoh GPC 2017 conference in Atlanta, GA.

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

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