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.

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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 Becky, Jacob, and Brent presented at the Fall 2018 national ACS meeting in Boston, MA

Posted by Brent Sumerlin on Aug 19 2018

News Brent received the Hanwha Total IUPAC Young Investigator Award and presented the award lecture in Cairns, Australia

Posted by Brent Sumerlin on Jul 2 2018

News Congratulations to Georg for being one of the winners of the W. M. Jones Award for Originality and Creativity!

Posted by Brent Sumerlin on Jun 13 2018

Presentation Brent presented at the Polymer-Based Protein Engineering symposium at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA.

Posted by Brent Sumerlin on Jun 11 2018

Presentation Brent presented at the Bordeaux Polymer Conference in Bordeaux, France.

Posted by Brent Sumerlin on May 28 2018

Presentation Brent presented at POLYMAT in San Sebastian, Spain.

Posted by Brent Sumerlin on May 22 2018

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