Sumerlin Research Group

Recent News

  • 8/19/18 - Becky, Jacob, and Brent presented at the Fall 2018 national ACS meeting in Boston, MA.

  • 7/2/18 - Brent received the Hanwha Total IUPAC Young Investigator Award and presented the award lecture in Cairns, Australia

  • 6/13/18 - Congratulations to Georg for being one of the winners of the W. M. Jones Award for Originality and Creativity!

  • 6/11/18 - Brent presented at the Polymer-Based Protein Engineering symposium at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA.

  • 5/28/18 - Brent presented at the Bordeaux Polymer Conference in Bordeaux, France.

  • 5/22/18 - Brent presented at POLYMAT in San Sebastian, Spain.

  • 3/28/18 - Brent presented a seminar in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Northeastern University.

  • 3/19/18 - Tomo, Charlie, Michael, and Brent all presented at the national ACS meeting in New Orleans, LA.

  • 3/5/18 - Brent presented seminars at the Guangdong University of Technology, the South China University of Technology, and Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou, China.

  • 2/22/18 - Brent presented a seminar in the Department of Chemistry at Columbia University.

  • 12/11/17 - Brent presented at the Pacific Polymer Conference in Xiamen, China.

  • 12/04/17 - Brent presented at Macromex in Cabo San Jose. Mexico.

  • 11/13/17 - Brent presented a seminar to the Pittsburgh local division of POLY.

  • 11/08/17 - Brent presented a seminar as part of the Radiation Chemistry Internal Technical Forum at 3M.

  • 9/21/17 - Brent presented a seminar in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at the University of Wisconsin.

  • 9/18/17 - Brent presented at the Photopolymerization Fundamentals conference in Boulder, CO.

  • 8/20/17 - Megan, Chris, Adrian, Michael, and Brent presented at the fall national ACS meeting in Washington, DC.

  • 8/17/17 - Brent was named the George Bergen Butler Professor of Polymer Chemistry.

  • 8/04/17 - Congratulations to Hao for graduating with his PhD. Good luck at Northwestern U.!

  • 7/19/17 - Brent presented at the Tosoh GPC 2017 conference in Atlanta, GA.

  • 7/07/17 - Brent co-chaired (with Thomas Epps (UD) and Nathan Gianneschi (UCSD) the Fusion Functional Polymeric Materials III Conference in Rome, Italy.

  • 6/22/17 - Brent presented at the Telluride Science Research Conference on Molecular Engineering of Soft Matter in Telluride, CO.

  • 6/26/17 - Congratulations to Michael for his Perspective in Macromolecules co-authored with the Barner-Kowollik group at KIT/QUT and titled “Polymer Functionalization”. [Link]

  • 6/22/17 - Congratulations to Hao for his article in Chemical Science co-authored with the Tan (UF) and Liu (Hunan University) groups and titled “Thiol–ene click chemistry: a biocompatible way for orthogonal bioconjugation of colloidal nanoparticles”. [Link]

  • 6/2/17 - Brent presented a lecture at the Emergent Macromolecular Systems meeting at the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center/Hunter College in New York, New York.

  • 5/22/17 - Brent presented an invited lecture at the Advanced Polymers via Macromolecular Engineering (APME 2017) in Ghent, Belgium.

  • 5/19/17 - Brent presented a seminar at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz, Germany.

  • 5/13/17 - 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.

  • 5/10/17 - Congratulations to Chris for his paper (co-authored with the groups of Tommy Angelini and Greg Sawyer) being published in Science Advances. [Link]

  • 5/8/17 - Congratulations to Bryan, Jessica, and Hao for all successfully defending their PhD dissertations!

  • 4/20/17 - Brent presented a lecture at the Materials Research Society national meeting in Phoenix, AZ.

  • 4/10/17 - 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.

  • 4/4/17 - 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]

  • 4/3/17 - Brent presented two lectures at the ACS national meeting in San Francisco, CA.

  • 3/15/17 - Congratulations to Adrian for his paper (a collaboration with the An group at the Shanghai University) being published in ACS Macro Letters. [Link]

  • 3/14/17 - Congratulations to Nick, Adrian, Georg, and Tomo for their paper titled "Catalyst-Free Photoinduced End-Group Removal of Thiocarbonylthio Functionality” being the #1 most read paper over the last 30 days in ACS Macro Letters. [Link]

  • 3/13/17 - Congratulations to Adrian, Tomo, and Bryan for their paper titled "Mild and efficient synthesis of ω,ω-heterodifunctionalized polymers and polymer bioconjugates” being published in Polymer Chemistry. [Link]

  • 2/22/17 - Congratulations to Jawaher, Hao, Chris K., and Bryan for their paper titled “Poly(N-(2-hydroxypropyl)methacrylamide)–valproic acid conjugates as block copolymer nanocarriers” being accepted to Polymer Chemistry. [Link]

  • 2/20/17 - Congratulations to Hao, Chris K., Daily, Megan, and Abhi for their paper being published in Nature Chemistry. We are very excited to introduce the concept of “macromolecular metamorphosis.” [Link]

  • 2/14/17 - Congratulations to Nick, Adrian, Georg, and Tomo for their recent paper titled “Catalyst-Free Photoinduced End-Group Removal of Thiocarbonylthio Functionality” being accepted to ACS Macro Letters. [Link]

  • 1/23/17 - Congratulations to Adrian, Nick, and Soma (and to our collaborators, Kyle Bentz and Dan Savin) for their recent paper titled “Tuning Hydrophobicity To Program Block Copolymer Assemblies from the Inside Out” being accepted to Macromolecules. [Link]

  • 1/1/17 - Congratulations to Nick, Troy, and Michael for their paper titled “Ultra-High Molecular Weights via Aqueous Reversible-Deactivation Radical Polymerization” being accepted to Chem! This report describes the highest molecular weight polymers ever prepared by controlled radical polymerization method.


  • Past News
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    2016 (-) 2016
    • 12/14/16 - Congratulations to Daily, Hao, Sunirmal, Sangwoo, and Chris K. for their paper titled "Near-IR-induced dissociation of thermally-sensitive star polymers” being accepted to Chemical Science. [Link]

    • 12/12/16 - Congratulations to Sunirmal, Will, and Dan for their paper titled "Employing a Sugar-Derived Dimethacrylate to Evaluate Controlled Branch Growth during Polymerization with Multiolefinic Compounds” being accepted to Macromolecules! [Link

    • 10/26/16 - Congratulations to Georg for being awarded the 2016 Townes Randolp Leigh Prize, which is meant to recognize overall excellence in the first year with an evaluation of GPA, teaching performance, research progress and cumulative exams!

    • 10/10/16 - A paper detailing collaborative work with the Supramolecular Chemistry Group of Richard Hoogenboom at Ghent University (Belgium) was accepted to Polymer Chemistry [Link]

    • 9/26/16 - Brent presented a seminar in the Department of Chemistry at Washington State University in Pullman, WA.

    • 8/21/16 - Brent presented a lecture at the National ACS meeting in Philadelphia, PA.

    • 8/12/16 - Congratulations to Chris Kabb for winning the 2016 W. M. Jones Award for Originality and Creativity!

    • 8/05/16 - Brent co-organized the Zing Polymer Chemistry Conference in Dublin, Ireland. Megan presented a poster and won another Best Poster Prize.

    • 8/01/16 - Congratulations to Brent for winning the 2016 Hanwha-Total Young Scientist Award from IUPAC.

    • 7/25/16 - Brent presented a lecture in Niseko, Japan as part of the U.S.-Japan Polymer Symposium.

    • 7/11/16 - Brent, Adrian, and Megan presented at the Warwick Polymer Conference at the University of Warwick (Coventry, UK) - and Megan won a Best Poster Prize from Nature.

    • 6/13/16 - Brent presented a lecture at the Polymers for Protein Engineering meeting at Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA).

    • 5/20/16 - Congratulations to Hao, Dan, Daily, Chris, and Jawaher for their paper being accepted to ACS Macro Letters. [Link]

    • 5/07/16 - Andrew, Jessica, Daily, Charlie, Chris K., Michael, Adrian, Jeremy, and Max all presented at the Florida Annual Meeting and Exposition - FAME 2016 (ACS) in Palm Harbor, FL.

    • 5/05/16 - Brent presented a seminar the University of Minnesota, as a guest of the POLY/PMSE student chapter.

    • 4/26/16 - Congratulations to Jawaher and Patricia for their paper titled ““Hyperbranched Polymers via RAFT Self-Condensing Vinyl Polymerization” being accepted to Polymer Chemistry. [Link]

    • 3/31/16 - Congratulations to McKenzie and Elliot for being named recipients of National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships!

    • 3/17/16 - Brent, Bryan, Jawaher, McKenzie, Megan, Nick, and Trish all presented at the ACS national meeting in San Diego, CA.

    • 3/16/16 - Congratulations to Jawaher Al-furhood for winning Best Poster for POLY/PMSE at the ACS national meeting in San Diego, CA!

    • 3/3/16 - Brent presented a seminar at UNC Chapel Hill.

    • 2/24/16 - Congratulations to Soma for her paper titled “Self-healing hydrogels containing reversible oxime crosslinks” being among the most-accessed articles in Soft Matter during 2015. [Link]

    • 2/19/16 - Congratulations to Tomo for his paper titled “Multifunctional Homopolymers: Post-Polymerization Modification via Sequential Nucleophilic Aromatic Substitution” being accepted to Macromolecules.

    • 2/12/16 - Congratulations to Jawaher for her paper titled “Hyperbranched Poly(N-(2-hydroxypropyl) Methacrylamide) via RAFT Self-Condensing Vinyl Polymerization” being accepted to Polymer Chemistry. [Link]

    • 1/14/16 - Congratulations to Soma for her paper titled “Doubly-Dynamic-Covalent Polymers Composed of Oxime and Oxanorbornene Links” being accepted to Polymer Chemistry [Link]


    2015 (-) 2015
    • 12/19/15 - Brent presented two lectures at Pacifichem in Honolulu, HI.

    • 12/11/15 - Brent presented two lectures and co-organized (with Prof. Heather Maynard) a symposium at the Pacific Polymer Conference in Kauai, HI.

    • 11/17/15 - Congratulations to Dr. Will Brooks for successfully defending his dissertation! Best of luck with the new job!

    • 10/26/15 - Congratulations to Hao for his recent paper (a collaboration with Dr. Jianbo Tan and Prof. Li Zhang) being published in ACS Macro Letters. [Link]

    • 9/24/15 - Congratulations to Qijing, Megan, and Will for their paper titled “Boronic Acid Linear Homopolymers as Effective Emulsifiers and Gelators” being accepted to ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. [Link]

    • 9/20/15 - Congratulations to Sunirmal for his paper titled “Doubly-Responsive Hyperbranched Polymers with Tunable Reversibility” being accepted to Polymer Chemistry! [Link]

    • 9/16/15 - Congratulations to Adrian for his paper titled “Efficient and Chemoselective Synthesis of ω,ω-Heterodifunctional Polymers” being accepted to ACS Macro Letters!

    • 9/10/15 - Congratulations to Will for his manuscript titled “Synthesis and Applications of Boronic Acid-Containing Polymers: From Materials to Medicine” being accepted to Chemical Reviews! [Link]

    • 8/21/15 - Congratulations to Megan for being awarded the 2015 Butler Polymer Research Award!

    • 8/21/15 - Congratulations to Bryan for being awarded the 2015 P&G Awards for Excellence in Research!

    • 8/17/15 - Brent presented two lectures at the ACS national meeting in Boston and received the 2015 Biomacromolecules/Macromolecules Young Investigator Award along with Matthew Becker of U. Akron.

    • 8/05/15 - Brent co-organized (with Nathan Gianneschi, UCSD) the Fusion conference on Functional Polymeric Materials in Ascot, UK.

    • 7/28/15 - Congratulations to Megan and Nick for their Perspective titled “Expanding the Scope of RAFT Polymerization: Recent Advances and New Horizons” being accepted to Macromolecules. [Link]

    • 7/22/15 - Congratulations to Chris K. and Nick for their paper titled “Probing the Surface-Localized Hyperthermia of Gold Nanoparticles in a Microwave Field Using Polymeric Thermometers” being accepted to Chemical Science. [Link]

    • 6/28/15 - Congratulations to Soma and Megan for their paper titled “Self-Healing Hydrogels Containing Reversible Oxime Crosslinks” being accepted to Soft Matter.

    • 6/27/15 - Brent presented at the Polymer for Advanced Technologies meeting in Hangzhou, China.

    • 6/20/15 - Congratulations to Bryan, Stephen, and Megan for their paper titled "Role of Polymer Architecture on the Activity of Polymer-Protein Conjugates for the Treatment of Accelerated Bone Loss Disorders” being accepted to Biomacromolecules.

    • 6/15/15 - Brent presented at the Polymers GRC in South Hadley, MA.

    • 5/29/15 - Soma successfully defended her dissertation. Congrats, Dr. Mukherjee!

    • 5/19/15 - Chemistry World has highlighted our recent ChemComm paper on responsive polymers being used for delivery in plants. [Link]

    • 5/09/15 - Members of the Sumerlin Group presented 10 presentations at the Florida Area Meeting and Exposition (ACS) in Tampa, FL.

    • 5/07/15 - Brent presented a seminar in the Department of Chemistry at Miami University (OH).

    • 5/06/15 - Congratulations to Mingsheng and Megan for their paper titled “Synthesis of amphiphilic polysuccinimide star copolymers for responsive delivery in plants” being accepted to ChemComm!

    • 5/02/15 - Congratulations to Hao for being awarded a 2015 Eastman Fellowship!

    • 5/01/15 - Congratulations to Bryan, Stephen, and Megan for their paper titled “Facile synthesis of drug-conjugated PHPMA core-crosslinked star polymers” being accepted to Polymer Chemistry.

    • 4/22/15 - Brent delivered a seminar in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Washington.

    • 4/09/15 - Congratulations - Brent (along with Matthew Becker of U. of Akron) have been named the 2015 Biomacromolecules/Macromolecules Young Investigator Award. [Link]

    • 4/08/15 - Congratulations to Will for winning the People’s Choice award in the finals of the UF Three Minute Thesis competition!

    • 4/06/15 - Congratulations to Tomo for winning the 2015 Graduate Student Teaching Award.

    • 3/26/15 - Congratulations to Jessica, Tomo, and Abhi for their paper titled “Room-Temperature Self-Healing Polymers Based on Dynamic-Covalent Boronic Esters” being accepted to Macromolecules. [Link]

    • 3/23/15 - Soma presented two posters and an oral lecture at the National Meeting of the ACS in Denver, CO.

    • 3/22/15 - Brent presented two lectures at the National Meeting of the ACS in Denver, CO.

    • 3/20/15 - Brent presented a departmental seminar in Polymer Science & Engineering at UMass Amherst.

    • 3/10/15 - Congratulations to Megan, Elliot, Carl, and Mingsheng for their recent paper titled “Biodegradable and pH-Responsive Nanoparticles Designed for Site-Specific Delivery in Agriculture” being accepted to Biomacromolecules. [Link]

    • 3/3/15 - Brent served as a Visiting Lecturer of the Chemistry Promotion Center at National Taiwan University, National Tsing Hua University, and National Chiao Tong University in Taiwan.

    • 1/26/15 - Congratulations to Chris D. and Will for their recent paper titled "Boronic Acid-Based Hydrogels Undergo Self-Healing at Neutral and Acidic pH” being accepted to ACS Macro Letters! [Link]

    • 1/23/15 - Brent presented a plenary lecture at the International Symposium on Polymer Science and Technology (Macro 2015) in Kolkata, India.

    • 1/12/15 - Brent presented at the Macromolecular Materials Gordon Research Conference in Ventura, CA.


    2014 (-) 2014
    • 12/10/14 - Brent co-organized [with Eva Harth (Vanderbilt)] the 4th Zing Polymer Chemistry Conference in Cancun, Mexico.

    • 12/5/14 - Brent presented at the Macromex 2014 conference in Nueva Vallarta, Mexico.

    • 11/18/14 - Our paper on polymer-protein conjugates is now available in Nature Materials. [Link]

    • 11/14/14 - Congratulations to Adrian, Kali, Bryan, and Alex for dishing up their PITSA paper, which was accepted to Chemical Science. (This paper was a collaborative effort with Dave Haddleton at the University of Warwick). [Link]

    • 11/07/14 - Brent presented a seminar in the Department of Polymer Engineering at the University of Akron.

    • 10/08/14 - Congratulations to Soma, Megan, and Abhi for their paper titled “Oximes as Reversible Links in Polymer Chemistry: Dynamic Macromolecular Stars” being accepted to Polymer Chemistry.

    • 9/02/14 - Congratulations to Megan (and other group alumni) for a paper describing collaborative work with the Tonelli and Genzer groups at NCSU being accepted to the Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics.

    • 9/01/14 - Congratulations to Hao and Chris K. for their paper titled “Thermally-labile segmented hyperbranched copolymers: Using reversible-covalent chemistry to investigate the mechanism of self-condensing vinyl copolymerization” being accepted to Chemical Science.

    • 8/10/14 - Brent delivered two oral presentations at the Fall National ACS Meeting in San Francisco, CA.

    • 8/04/14 - We welcome Qijing Chen from the group of Prof. Zesheng An (Shanghai University, China) and Gertjan Vancoillie from the group of Prof. Richard Hoogenboom (Ghent University, Belgium). Qijing and Gertjan are visiting Ph.D. students who will be with us for 6 months and 1 year, respectively.

    • 7/14/14 - Congratulations to Brent for being awarded the 2014 Journal of Polymer Science Innovation Award, which will be presented in a special symposium at the fall ACS meeting in San Francisco. [Link]

    • 6/30/14 - Congratulations to Jessica Cash and Dan Dobbins for being awarded SMART fellowships!

    • 6/26/14 - Brent presented at the 4th KACST-Oxford Petrochemicals Forum in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

    • 6/22/14 - Brent presented at the Polymer Club "Polymer Chemistry: Health Care to Solar Cells” symposium at the University of Warwick (UK)

    • 4/11/14 - We wish Dr. Erdal Oguzdogan all the best as he leaves us to return to Pamukkale University. We’ll miss you, Erdal!

    • 3/19/14 - Brent delivered an oral presentation at the National ACS meeting in Dallas, TX in the symposium on “Dynamic-Covalent Polymeric Materials” he organized with David Fulton of Newcastle University.

    • 3/19/14 - Soma delivered an oral presentation at the National ACS meeting in Dallas, TX.

    • 3/18/14 - Jessica presented a poster at the National ACS meeting in Dallas, TX.

    • 3/05/14 - Congratulations to Jessica Cash for receiving a PMSE Graduate Student Research Award to travel to the national ACS meeting in Dallas, TX!

    • 2/25/14 - The second special issue of Macromolecular Rapid Communications, co-edited by Brent, Jean-Francois Lutz, and Kris Matyjaszewski and focused on macromolecular engineering is now available online. [Link]

    • 2/20/14 - An interview with Brent from mid-2013 was published in Chemistry World. [Link]

    • 2/14/14 - Brent presented at the Fusion conference on Functional Polymeric Materials in Cancun, Mexico.

    • 2/12/14 - Jessica presented a poster at the National ACS meeting in Dallas, TX.

    • 1/07/14 - A special issue of Macromolecular Rapid Communications, co-edited by Brent, Jean-Francois Lutz, and Kris Matyjaszewski and focused on macromolecular engineering is now available online. [[Link]


    2013 (-) 2013
    • 12/02/13 - Congrats to Brent for being elected as an Alternate Councilor for the POLY division of the ACS.

    • 10/29/13 - Congrats to Jessica for winning a poster prize at the 2013 UF Graduate Student Research Day!

    • 10/27/13 - Congrats to Megan for winning a Townes R. Leigh Prize for outstanding achievement by first year graduate students!

    • 10/08/13 - Bryan's paper titled "Poly(N-(2-hydroxypropyl) methacrylamide)-Based Nanotherapeutics" was accepted to Polymer Chemistry.

    • 9/26/13 - Brent presented a seminar in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

    • 9/18/13 - Our paper titled "Let There Be Light: Photo-Crosslinked Block Copolymer Nanoparticles" was accepted in Macromolecular Rapid Communications.

    • 9/10/13 - Former student Abhijeet Bapat delivered an oral presentation in the DSM Science & Technology Award symposium at the national ACS meeting in Indianapolis. Congrats, Abhi!

    • 9/09/13 - Brent delivered an oral presentation titled "Boronic acid block copolymers: Sugar-responsive materials for drug delivery" at the national ACS meeting in Indianapolis.

    • 9/09/13 - Brent delivered an oral presentation titled "Well-defined responsive polymer-protein conjugates" at the national ACS meeting in Indianapolis.

    • 7/08/13 - Brent presented a keynote lecture at the Australasian Polymer Symposium in Darwin, Australia.

    • 7/05/13 - Brent presented a lecture at the Recent Advances in Polymer Science and Engineering QLD Polymer Group Symposium at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia.

    • 7/03/13 - Brent presented an invited lecture at the Sydney International Nanomedicine Conference in Sydney, Australia.

    • 6/06/13 - A new project on the accelerated synthesis of polymer-coated catalytic nanoparticles has been funded as a New Directions grant from the ACS PRF.

    • 6/03/13 - We would like to welcome Julie Lecoq to the group. Julie will spend the summer as an REU student from the Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier, France.

    • 5/23/13 - Along with collaborators from UF in the Departments of Chemistry, Physiological Sciences, and Orthodontics, a Research Opportunity Seed Fund grant was received to investigate polymer-protein conjugates for the treatment of bone disease.

    • 5/22/13 - A book co-edited by Brent along with Nick Tsarevsky (SMU) titled Fundamentals of Controlled/Living Radical Polymerization has been published and is now available on Amazon [Link]

    • 5/17/13 - Brent delivered a keynote lecture at the 31st annual Chemistry Graduate Student Symposium at the University at Buffalo.

    • 4/16/13 - We would like to welcome Prof. Erdal Oguzdogan to our group. Prof. Oguzdogan will be spending a year with us as a visiting scholar from Pamukkale University, Turkey.

    • 4/15/13 - Brent presented a seminar in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at UCSD.

    • 4/01/13 - Congratulations to Megan Hill for being awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!

    • 3/30/13 - Abhi's paper titled "Redox-Responsive Dynamic-Covalent Assemblies: Stars and Miktoarm Stars" was recently published in Macromolecules.

    • 1/29/13 - Brent spoke in the "Perspectives on Diabetes" seminar sponsored by the Nanoscience Institute for Medical and Engineering Technology (NIMET) at UF.


    2012 (-) 2012
    • 12/07/12 - Brent delivered a seminar in the Department of Macromolecular Science at Case Western Reserve University.

    • 11/14/12 - Brent delivered an oral presentation at the Zing Polymer Chemistry Conference in Cancun, Mexico.

    • 10/23/12 - Congratulations to William for winning the Polymer Chemistry Best Poster Prize at the 8th International Symposium on Stimuli-Responsive Materials in Santa Rosa, CA. [Link]

    • 10/21/12 - Brent co-organized along with Prof. Marek Urban of USM the 8th International Symposium on Stimuli-Responsive Materials in Santa Rosa, CA.

    • 10/01/12 - Our paper titled "Precision Control of Temperature Response by Copolymerization of Di(ethylene glycol) Acrylate and an Acrylamide Comonomer" was accepted to the special 70th anniversary edition of Macromolecular Chemistry & Physics

    • 9/18/12 - Abhi successfully defended his dissertation. Congrats, Dr. Bapat!

    • 9/07/12 - Brent presented a seminar as part of the RSC 1st International Symposium on Polymer Chemistry at Fudan University in Shanghai, China.

    • 9/06/12 - Brent presented a seminar as part of the RSC 1st International Symposium on Polymer Chemistry at Soochow University in Suzhou, China.

    • 9/04/12 - Brent presented a seminar as part of the RSC 1st International Symposium on Polymer Chemistry at Fudan University in Shanghai, China.

    • 8/21/12 - Brent delivered two invited oral presentations at the National Meeting of the ACS in Philadelphia, PA.

    • 8/01/12 - The Sumerlin Research Group has moved to the Department of Chemistry at the University of Florida. We will be part of the George & Josephine Butler Polymer Research Laboratory and the Center for Macromolecular Science and Engineering.

    • 7/11/12 - Brent delivered an invited oral presentation at the Warwick Polymer Chemistry Conference at the University of Warwick in Coventry, U.K.

    • 7/03/12 - Brent delivered an invited oral presentation at the 3rd International Nanomedicine Conference in Sydney, Australia.

    • 7/01/12 - Brent is now an Associate Editor of Polymer Chemistry.

    • 6/25/12 - Brent delivered two invited oral presentations at the World Polymer Conference – IUPAC Macro 2012 in Blacksburg, VA.

    • 5/20/12 - Brent delivered an oral presentation at the Gordon Research Conference on Biointerfaces in Les Diablerets, Switzerland.

    • 5/10/12 - The special issue of Macromolecular Rapid Communications co-edited by Brent, Jean-Francois Lutz, and Shiyong Liu is now available online. Polymer Science: The Next Generation.

    • 5/08/12 - Jennifer and Roy's paper titled “Tuning the Sugar-Response of Boronic Acid Block Copolymers” was accepted to Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry.

    • 4/02/12 - Roy's paper titled "Glucose-Sensitivity of Boronic Acid Block Copolymers at Physiological pH" is now available in ACS Macro Letters.

    • 3/27/12 - Brent delivered two oral presentations at the National Meeting of the ACS in San Diego, CA.

    • 3/21/12 - The two volume Progress in Controlled Radical Polymerization ACS Symposium Series books (Volumes 1100 and 1101) co-edited by Kris Matyjaszewski, Brent Sumerlin, and Nick Tsarevsky are now available online here and here.

    • 2/08/12 - Congratulations to former group member Aman Ullah for being named a "rising star" by Grand Challenges Canada.

    • 2/08/12 - Brent presented at the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) at the University of Queensland in Brisbane.

    • 1/10/12 - Brent delivered a seminar at the Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, China.

    • 1/09/12 - Brent delivered a seminar at Peking University in Beijing, China.

    • 1/06/12 - Brent delivered a seminar at the University of Science and Technology of China in Hefei, China.

    • 1/05/12 - Brent delivered a seminar at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.


    2011 (-) 2011
    • 12/08/11 - Brent presented at the Evonik Meets Science symposium in Pittsburgh, PA.

    • 12/01/11 - Our paper titled "Proteins as Initiators of Controlled Radical Polymerization: Grafting-from via ATRP and RAFT" has been accepted to the first issue of ACS Macro Letters.

    • 11/04/11 - Will's paper on microwave-assisted RAFT polymerization was accepted to a special issue of the Israel Journal of Chemistry dedicated to Kris Matyjaszewski's winning the 2011 Wolf Prize.

    • 11/03/11 - Abhi's paper on dynamic-covalent macromolecular stars was accepted to JACS.

    • 10/25/11 - Megan and Soma's paper covering oxime functionalization of RAFT-generated (co)polymers was accepted to Polymer Chemistry.

    • 10/24/11 - Brent presented at the International Symposium on Stumuli-Responsive Materials at USM in Hattiesburg, MS.

    • 9/04/11 - Brent was named to the Executive Advisory Board of the Macromolecular Journals of Wiley. A personal statement by Brent, typo and all, is available on Materials View.

    • 9/04/11 - Brent presented at the Polymers in Medicine and Biology workshop in Santa Rosa, CA.

    • 9/01/11 - Several members of the group attended the national ACS meeting in Denver. Abhi and Jennifer presented posters, with Abhi winning a best poster prize sponsored by Polymer Chemistry. Brent co-organized along with Kris Matyjaszewski and Nick Tsarevsky the 6th symposium on controlled radical polymerization. To our knowledge, it was the biggest symposium of the Denver meeting, with nearly 100 oral presentations and 90 poster presentations.

    • 8/19/11 - Jennifer's feature article titled "Biomedical Applications of Boronic Acid Polymers" is now available online in Polymer.

    • 8/15/11 - Congrats to Jennifer for being awarded the PMSE Ford Travel Grant to attend the National ACS meeting in Denver!

    • 7/20/11 - Jennifer Cambre successfully defended her dissertation. Congrats, Dr. Cambre!

    • 7/10/11 - Hongmei's article in Polymer Chemistry was recognized as a Hot Article by the journal. [Link]

    • 7/05/11 - Brent was selected to attend the Kavli Frontiers of Science symposium sponsored by the US National Academy of Sciences and held in Bogor, Indonesia.

    • 7/01/11 - Brent was selected as an Author of the Week by the journal Polymer Chemistry.

    • 6/11/11 - The "Polymer Bioconjugates" themed issue of Polymer Chemistry, guest edited by Brent and Jan van Hest is now available online.

    • 5/13/11 - Brent presented a seminar in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Warwick.

    • 5/11/11 - Brent presented a seminar in the Department of Chemistry at Cambridge University.

    • 5/01/11 - Hongmei's paper titled “Block Copolymer Conjugates Prepared by Sequentially Grafting from Proteins via RAFT” was among the top ten downloaded papers in Polymer Chemistry during March.

    • 4/26/11 - Roy's paper titled "Microwave-Assisted Synthesis of Vinyl Ester Block Copolymers by RAFT/MADIX Polymerization" was accepted to Polymer.

    • 3/15/11 - Brent attended the High Polymer Research Group in Pott Shrigley, England.

    • 3/01/11 - Hongmei's article in Polymer Chemistry titled “Block Copolymer Conjugates Prepared by Sequentially Grafting from Proteins via RAFT” is now available  online.

    • 2/17/11 - Congratulations to Abhi and Jennifer for each winning the "Best Poster" prize during the SMU Research Day poster session!

    • 1/29/11 - Brent presented in the ACS DFW Local Section Young Investigators Symposium.

    • 1/25/11 - Ming's paper titled "Thermoresponsive Block Copolymer–Protein Conjugates Prepared by Grafting-from via RAFT Polymerization" has been featured in a column in Materials Views.

    • 1/20/11 - De's paper in Biomacromolecules has been recognized as the second most highly-cited article in the journal over the last three years.

    • 1/11/11 - Brent presented a seminar in the Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology at Northeastern University.

    • 1/07/11 - Ming's paper titled "Thermoresponsive Block Copolymer–Protein Conjugates Prepared by Grafting-from via RAFT Polymerization" is now available online in Macromolecular Rapid Communications.


    2010 (-) 2010
    • 12/17/10 - Brent presented a talk at Pacifichem 2010 in Honolulu, HI.

    • 12/13/10 - We were happy to host Prof. Mathias Destarac of the Université Paul Sabatier in Toulouse, France for a seminar and lab visit.

    • 12/09/10 - Brent presented an organic seminar in the Department of Chemistry at Texas A&M University.

    • 12/03/10 - Brent presented a talk titled “Thermoresponsive polymer-protein conjugates prepared by RAFT polymerization” at the joint Southeast/Southwest Regional Meeting of the ACS in New Orleans, LA.

    • 11/29/10 - Brent joins the Editorial Advisory Boards for the journals Macromolecular Rapid Communications and Macromolecular Bioscience.

    • 11/17/10 - We were happy to host Dr. Cyrille Boyer of CAMD at the University of New South Wales for a seminar and lab visit.

    • 11/15/10 - Brent delivered a seminar in the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Georgia Tech.

    • 10/27/10 - Brent delivered a plenary lecture at the International Symposium on Stimuli-Responsive Materials held at USM in Hattiesburg, MS.

    • 10/15/10 - We welcome our newest group members! William Brooks, Soma Mukherjee, and Jinbao Cao!

    • 9/18/10 - We welcome  Dr. Shauntrece Hardrict to the group. Shauntrece is a postdoc from Prof. Alan Tonelli's group at NC State University working on a collaborative project involving polymer characterization via the Kerr effect.

    • 9/17/10 - Brent's appointment to the Polymer Chemistry Editorial Board is highlighted on the journal website.

    • 9/16/10 - Brent delivered a seminar in the Department of Chemistry at Washington University in St. Louis.

    • 9/07/10 - Ming, De, and Hongmei's paper titled "Conjugation of RAFT-generated polymers to proteins by two consecutive thiol-ene reactions" was among the top 10 most accessed articles in Polymer Chemistry for July 2010.

    • 8/27/10 - Congratulations to Hongmei Li for successfully defending her Ph.D. dissertation. Dr. Li now begins as a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt.

    • 8/26/10 - Various members of the group presented 5 oral presentations and 5 posters at the national ACS meeting in Boston, MA.

    • 8/24/10 - Brent was selected to speak in the Young Academic Investigators symposium in the Division of Organic Chemistry at the national ACS meeting.

    • 8/03/10 - Hongmei, Ming, and Abhi's paper titled ""Protein conjugation of thermoresponsive amine-reactive polymers prepared by RAFT" was accepted to Polymer Chemistry.

    • 7/29/10 - Congratulations to Ming Li for successfully defending his Ph.D. dissertation. Dr. Li now begins the next stage of his career at Chemguard.

    • 7/28/10 - Brent was named to Editorial Advisory Board for Polymer.

    • 7/12/10 - Brent presented an invited lecture at the IUPAC World Polymer Congress (Macro2010) in Glasgow, Scotland.

    • 5/06/10 - Brent was awarded a 2010 SMU Ford Research Fellowship at a meeting of the SMU Board of Trustees.

    • 4/30/10 - Group alumnus Drew Vogt was interviewed on Australian TV about his postdoctoral research on carbon nanotubes.

    • 4/21/10 - Brent presented a departmental seminar in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Texas Tech University.

    • 4/17/10 - Abhi, Hongmei, Jennifer, Ming, Xiao, and Young will deliver oral presentations at the DFW ACS Meeting in Miniature at UT Dallas.

    • 4/12/10 - Brent presented at a conference dedicated to the memory of the late Charlie Hoyle at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, MS.

    • 4/11/10 - Our Perspective article was one of the top 10 most downloaded papers in Macromolecules for the first quarter of 2010.

    • 4/01/10 - Ming and Hongmei's paper titled "Conjugation of RAFT-generated polymers to proteins by two consecutive thiol-ene reactions" is available online in Polymer Chemistry.

    • 3/24/10 - Brent presented two presentations at the national ACS meeting in San Francisco.

    • 3/15/10 - Brent was chosen to speak in the Young Academic Investigators symposium sponsored by the ACS Organic Division during the fall national ACS meeting in Boston.

    • 3/12/10 - Brent participated in a Focus Group for organic chemistry instructional materials at McGraw-Hill Higher Education in Dubuque, IA.

    • 3/10/10 - Brent presented a departmental seminar in the Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry, & Science at North Carolina State University.

    • 3/08/10 - Former group member Aman Ullah was awarded the Etichetta di Eccellente (i.e., Title of Excellence) for being the top student in his graduating PhD class in the Department of Chemistry & Industrial Chemistry at the University of Genoa, Italy. Congratulations, Dr. Ullah!

    • 2/22/10 - Jennifer presented a poster at the Biomaterials Day at Texas A&M University.

    • 2/17/10 - Brent was named a Sloan Research Fellow by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. More information here.

    • 1/14/10 - Brent presented a seminar at Case Western Reserve University in the Department of Chemistry.

    • 1/07/10 - Our Perspective article is featured on the cover of Macromolecules.


    2009 (-) 2009
    • 12/11/09 - Brent presented a seminar in the Department of Chemistry at Rutgers University (Newark).

    • 12/03/09 - Brent was named to the Editorial Advisory Board for the new RSC journal Polymer Chemistry.

    • 11/19/09 - Our Perspective article entitled "Macromolecular Engineering through Click Chemistry and Other Efficient Transformations" is now available online in Macromolecules.

    • 11/19/09 - Brent presented a seminar in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at the University of South Carolina.

    • 11/03/09 - Roy and Jennifer's review entitled "Future Perspectives and Recent Advances in Stimuli Responsive Materials" is now available online in Progress in Polymer Science.

    • 10/30/09 - Brent presented a seminar in the Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering at Case Western.

    • 10/27/09 - Brent delivered a plenary lecture at the International Symposium on Stimuli-Responsive Materials at the University of Southern Mississippi.

    • 10/23/09 - Brent presented a seminar in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at UT Arlington.

    • 10/15/09 - Brent presented a seminar in the Department of Chemistry (Organic seminar) at UT Austin.

    • 9/29/09 - Roy and Aman's article entitled "Rapid Block Copolymer Synthesis by Microwave-Assisted RAFT Polymerization" is now available online in Macromolecules.

    • 8/26/09 - Brent has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure.

    • 8/19/09 - Brent presented at the National Meeting of the ACS in Washington, DC.

    • 8/01/09 - Congratulations to Ming, Dey, and Gondi for their paper in the J. Polym. Sci. Part A: Polym. Chem. being among the hottest polymer science articles from Wiley and Wiley-VCH journals.

    • 7/09/09 - Welcome to Florance Fishman, the newest member of the group, who joins us as a visiting researcher.

    • 7/06/09 - Congratulations to Dr. Andrew Vogt! Drew became the first member of the group (and the first member of the SMU Dept of Chemistry) to successfully defend his PhD dissertation. Drew's next stop is Adelaide, Australia, where he will begin a postdoc position at Flinders University.

    • 6/15/09 - Welcome back to Mitu, who rejoins us as a high school summer researcher.

    • 6/03/09 - Brent presented an invited lecture at EUPOC2009 in Gargnano, Italy.

    • 5/29/09 - Congratulations to Dey, Gondi, and Roy for their manuscript entitled "Boronic Acid Terminated Polymers: Synthesis by RAFT and Subsequent Dynamic Covalent Self-Assembly" being published in Macromolecules.

    • 5/21/09 - Brent was recognized as an Emerging Investigator by the RSC journal Soft Matter.

    • 5/18/09 - Welcome to Howard He, the newest member of the group, who joins us as an undergraduate researcher.

    • 5/02/09 - Ming, Hongmei, Jennifer, and Aman all presented at the ACS Meeting in Miniature at the University of North Texas. A special congratulations goes to Jennifer for her receiving Honorable Mention for Best Oral Presentation

    • 4/24/09 - Brent will present a seminar at LSU.

    • 4/21/09 - Congratulations to Sara for winning the Ms. SMU Body Building Championship!

    • 4/17/09 - Roy and Jennifer's paper titled "Triply-responsive boronic acid block copolymers: Solution self-assembly induced by changes in temperature, pH, or sugar concentration" is now available online in Chemical Communications. This publication has also been selected as an RSC Project Prospect article and will be featured as a back cover advert image.

    • 4/02/09 - Brent presented a seminar at Trinity University in San Antonio.

    • 4/02/09 - Congratulations to Young for being awarded a RISE Fellowship that will allow him to conduct research in polymer chemistry in Germany this summer at the University of Duisburg-Essen!

    • 3/22/09 - Brent presented two lectures at the ACS National Meeting in Salt Lake City, UT.

    • 3/04/09 - An interview with Brent by the Royal Society of Chemistry was made available on the ChemComm website.

    • 2/22/09 - Brent presented at the Collegium da Vinci of Southern Methodist University.

    • 2/18/09 - Brent presented at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.

    • 2/16/09 - Brent presented at the "Materials of the Future-Science of Today" IUPAC conference in Melbourne, Australia.

    • 2/05/09 - Brent presented at the Zing Polymer Chemistry conference in Cancun, Mexico.

    • 2/02/09 - We welcome the newest member of our group: Aman Ullah joins us as a visiting PhD student from the University of Genova, Italy.

    • 1/26/09 - We welcome the newest member of our extended research group family! Jennifer gave birth to a healthy little Ethan James.

    • 1/15/09 - Brent delivered a seminar at Oklahoma State University.


    2008 (-) 2008
    • 11/14/08 - Brent presented at the Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Nashville, TN.

    • 10/28/08 - Brent delivered a lecture at the International Symposium on Stimuli-Responsive Materials at the University of Southern Mississippi.

    • 10/06/08 - A publication entitled “Development of biodegradable crosslinked urethane-doped polyester elastomers” resulting from a collaboration with Prof. Jian Yang at UT Arlington is now available online in Biomaterials.

    • 9/12/08 - Drew's paper entitled "Tuning the Temperature Response of Branched Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) Prepared by RAFT Polymerization" is now available in Macromolecules.

    • 9/09/08 - Dr. Priyadarsi De is no longer with the group after accepting a job at PhaseRx Pharmaceuticals in Seattle, WA. We will miss him dearly but wish him all the best!

    • 8/18/08 - Brent presented (x3) at the National ACS Meeting in Philadelphia, PA.

    • 8/12/08 - Drew's paper entitled "Tuning the Temperature Response of Branched Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) Prepared by RAFT Polymerization" has been accepted to Macromolecules.

    • 8/05/08 - De, Ming, and Gondi's paper entitled "Temperature-Regulated Activity of Responsive Polymer-Protein Conjugates Prepared by Grafting-from via RAFT Polymerization" is now available online in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

    • 7/02/08 - A review entitled "RAFT-synthesized diblock and triblock copolymers: thermally-induced supramolecular assembly in aqueous media" coauthored by Charlie McCormick and Brent is now available online in Soft Matter.

    • 7/02/08 - Brent presented at the NERM of the ACS in Burlington, VT.

    • 6/10/08 - De's paper on folate conjugated micelles was the #3 most accessed article in Biomacromolecules during the first quarter of 2008.

    • 6/05/08 - Ming's paper on responsive polymer-protein conjugates will be highlighted in the June edition of Materials View.

    • 6/01/08 - A review article entitled "Cylindrical molecular brushes: Synthesis, characterization, and properties" coauthored by Sergei Sheiko, Brent, and Kris Matyjaszewski is now available online in Progress in Polymer Science.

    • 5/26/08 - Welcome to our newest group members - Abhijeet Bapat and Hongmei Li!

    • 5/01/08 - Ming, De, and Gondi's paper entitled “End Group Transformations of RAFT-Generated Polymers with Bismaleimides: Functional Telechelics and Modular Block Copolymers” is now available online in the Journal of Polymer Science: Part A: Polymer Chemistry.

    • 4/28/08 - Brent presented a seminar in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UCLA.

    • 4/19/08 - Drew, Jennifer, and Ming all delivered oral presentations at the DFW ACS Meeting in Miniature. Congratulations to Drew for winning a 3rd place award for Best Oral Presentation!

    • 4/14/08 - Ming's paper entitled "Responsive Polymer-Protein Bioconjugates Prepared by RAFT Polymerization and Copper-Catalyzed Azide-Alkyne Click Chemistry" is now available online in Macromolecular Rapid Communications.

    • 4/10/08 - All members of the group presented at the National ACS Meeting in New Orleans, LA. In all, there were 5 oral and 5 poster presentations.

    • 3/24/08 - Congratulations to Ming for successfully defending his original research proposal!

    • 3/03/08 - Roy's paper entitled "Sugar-Responsive Block Copolymers by Direct RAFT Polymerization of Unprotected Boronic Acid Monomers" is now available online in Chemical Communications.

    • 3/07/08 - Congratulations to Drew for successfully defending his original research proposal!

    • 2/09/08 - Congratulations to Jennifer and Drew who tied for Best Chemistry Poster during the SMU Graduate Research Day!

    • 2/7/08 - Brent presented a seminar at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

    • 1/22/08 - De's paper entitled "Folate-Conjugated Thermoresponsive Block Copolymers: Highly Efficient Conjugation and Solution Self-Assembly" is now available via Biomacromolecules ASAP.


    2007 (-) 2007
    • 12/18/07 - Our paper on the combination of RAFT polymerization and click chemistry to prepare well-defined responsive hyperbranches is in the top 20 most-read papers in the Australian Journal of Chemistry during the past 12 months.

    • 12/18/07 - Drew's paper on the combination of RAFT polymerization and click chemistry to prepare well-defined responsive hyperbranches is in the top 10 most-read papers in the Australian Journal of Chemistry during the past 12 months.

    • 11/15/07 - Brent presented a seminar at the Colorado School of Mines.

    • 11/08/07 - Brent received a Sam Taylor Fellowship to fund a project entitled "Self-Assembly of Responsive Nanomaterials."

    • 11/06/07 - Congratulations to Drew for being chosen to deliver an oral presentation during the "Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research" symposium at the spring ACS National Meeting in New Orleans! The symposium is designed to highlight the best polymer chemistry graduate students in the nation.

    • 10/30/07 - Brent delivered a plenary lecture at the  International Symposium on Stimuli-Responsive Materials at the University of Southern Mississippi.

    • 10/19/07 - Brent presented a seminar at Texas Lutheran University.

    • 10/05/07 - Brent will present a seminar at Baylor University.

    • 9/07/07 - Welcome back to Myomi Tse, who rejoins the group as an undergraduate researcher.

    • 8/06/07 - Our paper describing the synthesis and preliminary solution characterization of well-defined boronic acid-containing polymers is available online via J. Am. Chem. Soc.

    • 7/12/07 - Congratulations to Sara who has been named to the SMU Honor Roll with High Distinction!

    • 6/27/07 - Our paper on thermoresponsive hyperbranched polymers being prepared by RAFT polymerization and click chemistry is available in, and was featured on the cover of the  Australian Journal of Chemistry.

    • 5/07/07 - Our paper on the combination of RAFT polymerization and click chemistry to prepare functional telechelics was the sixth most-accessed article in Macromolecules during the first quarter of 2007.

    • 5/04/07 - Congratulations to Drew for winning the  departmental award for the 2007 Outstanding Research Assistant!

    • 5/03/07 - Brent will present a seminar at CUNY - College of Staten Island.

    • 4/30/07 - Dr. Debashish Roy joins the group as a postdoc from Perrier's group at Leeds.

    • 4/29/07 - Jennifer, Ming, and Drew present at the DFW ACS Meeting in Miniature held at TCU.

    • 4/12/07 - Brent has been awarded the ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award that will fund research to develop new methods of preparing novel polymer-protein bioconjugates.

    • 2/23/07 - Brent was appointed to the Editorial Board for the Journal of Macromolecular Science, Pure & Applied Chemistry.

    • 2/22/07 - Two papers coauthored by Brent while in the Matyjaszewski group at CMU have been named the #1 and #2 hottest papers in Macromolecules. From ACS: "As defined by Thomson ISI®'s Essential Science Indicators, Hot Papers are articles published within the last 2 years receiving the most citations over the most recent 2-month period."

    • 2/21/07 - Brent will present a seminar at the University of Texas at Dallas

    • 2/13/07 - Brent will present a seminar at the University of Vermont

    • 2/08/07 - Brent will present a seminar at the University of Tennessee

    • 2/07/07 - Brent will present a seminar at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

    • 1/15/07 - Dr. Priyadarsi De joins the group as a postdoc from Faust's group at UMass, Lowell. Jennifer Cambre joins the group as a new graduate student.


    2006 (-) 2006
    • 11/21/06 - Our paper on the synthesis of macromonomers via ATRP and click chemistry was the third most-accessed article in Macromolecules during the third quarter of 2006 and number 18 for the entire year.

    • 10/17/06 - Brent will present at the Rocky Mountain Regional ACS Meeting in Tucson, AZ

    • 10/20/06 - Brent will present at the Southwest Regional ACS Meeting in Houston, TX

    • 10/09/06 - Brent will present a seminar at Stephen F. Austin State University

    • 10/04/06 - Brent will present a seminar at Texas Christian University.

    • 9/11/06 - Brent will present in and preside over a session at the National ACS Meeting in San Francisco, CA.

    • 8/01/06 - Brent will present at the Macro Group UK International Conference on Polymer Synthesis at the University of Warwick in Coventry, UK.

    • 7/13/06 - Our paper on the synthesis of macromonomers via ATRP and click chemistry is now available online via Macromolecules ASAP.

    • 7/03/06 - Quang Le, a high school student from the area, joined the lab as our newest member.

    • 6/14/06 - Welcome to our new lab members - Myomi Tse and An Qi.

    • 6/13/06 - Drew's paper on the synthesis of macromonomers via ATRP and click chemistry is accepted for publication in Macromolecules.

    • 6/07/06 - Brent will present at the DFW ACS meeting on June 8th at 7:30 pm in the Dedman Life Sciences Building at SMU.

    • 5/23/06 - Research concerning the reversible self-assembly of boronic acid block copolymers has been funded by The ACS Petroleum Research Fund (2006-2008).