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Prof. Brent S. Sumerlin

2017-   George Bergen Butler Professor
Department of Chemistry
University of Florida
2015-2017   Professor
Department of Chemistry
University of Florida
2012-2015   Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry
University of Florida
2009-2012   Harold Jeskey Trustee Associate Professor in Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
Southern Methodist University
2007-2009   Harold Jeskey Trustee Assistant Professor in Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
Southern Methodist University
2005-2007   Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry
Southern Methodist University
2003-2005   Visiting Assistant Professor
Advisor: Krzysztof Matyjaszewski
Department of Chemistry
Carnegie Mellon University
2003   Ph.D. Polymer Science & Engineering
Advisor: Charles L. McCormick
Department of Polymer Science
University of Southern Mississippi
1998   B.S., Textile Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry Concentration
North Carolina State University


Address:
Department of Chemistry
University of Florida
PO Box 117200
Gainesville, FL 32611-7200
PH: (352) 392-0563
Email: -sumerlin@chem.ufl.edu- 

 


Graduate Students

 

 


Yuqiong Dai


Education:                   
Graduate Student, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida
Advisor: Jr. John J. (Jack) Mecholsky
                   
B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Xiamen University, China (2012)
Advisor: Prof. Lizong Dai

Publications:
Nina Jiang, Yiting Xu, Yuqiong Dai, Weiang Luo and Lizong Dai. "Polyaniline Nanofibers Assembled on Alginate Microsphere for Cu2+ and Pb2+ Uptake" J. Hazardous Materials 2012, 215-216, 17-24.

Email: yuqiongdai@ufl.edu

 

 


Dan Dobbins


Education:                   
Graduate Student, Chemistry, University of Florida
Advisor: Prof. Brent Sumerlin
                   
B.S., Chemistry, Texas A&M University, College Station (2013)
Advisor: Prof. Karen L. Wooley

Email: ddobbins@chem.ufl.edu

 

 


Charlie Easterling


Education:                   
Graduate Student, Chemistry, University of Florida
Advisors: Prof. Brent Sumerlin; Prof. Gail Fanucci
                   
B.S., Polymer Science, University of Southern Mississippi (2013)
Advisor: Prof. Daniel A. Savin

Publications:
Ray, J. G.; Naik, S. S.; Hoff, E. A.; Johnson, A. J; Ly, J. T.; Easterling, C. P.; Patton, D. L.; Savin, D. A. “Stimuli-Responsive Peptide-Based ABA-Triblock Copolymers: Unique Morphology Transitions with pH.” Macromolecular Rapid Communications 2012, 33, 819-826.

Email: cpeasterling@chem.ufl.edu

 

 


John Garrison

Education:                   
Graduate Student, Chemistry, University of Florida
Advisor: Prof. Brent Sumerlin

                   
B.S. Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Minnesota (2013)


Email: john.garrison@chem.ufl.edu

 

 

 

Sofia Goodrich

Education:                   
Graduate Student, Chemistry, University of Florida
Advisor: Prof. Brent Sumerlin

B.S., Chemistry, University of Hartford (2017)
Advisor:
Dr. Laura E. Pence

B.S., Engineering Science, Smith College (2013)
Advisor:
Dr. Borjana Mikic

B.S., East Asian Language and Literagure, Smith College (2013)
Advisor:
Dr. Sujane Wu

Publications:
Maria Ferrer, Joshua Nott, Joseph Prinke, Sofia Goodrich, Fred Massicotte, Karim Rebeiz, Steve Nesbit, Ted B. Flanagan, Andrew Craft, "Evidence for hydrogen-assisted recovery of cold-worked palladium: hydrogen solubility and mechanical properties studies" AIMS Energy, 2017, 5, 625.

Email: sl.goodrich@chem.ufl.edu

 

 


Chris Kabb


Education:                   
Graduate Student, Chemistry, University of Florida
Advisor: Prof. Brent Sumerlin
                   
B.S., Medicinal Chemistry, SUNY at Buffalo (2012
Advisor: Dr. Javid Rzayev

Email: cpkabb@chem.ufl.edu

 

 


Jacob Lessard


Education:                   
Graduate Student, Chemistry, University of Florida
Advisor: Prof. Brent Sumerlin
                   
B.S., Chemistry, University of New Hampshire, New Hampshire (2016)
Advisor: Prof. Erik B. Berda

Publications:
Cole, J. P.; Lessard, J. J.; Lyon, C. K.; Tuten, B. T., Berda, E. B., "An unexpected but efficient route to poly(norbornene imide) single-chain nanoparticles via intra-chain radical chemistry" Poly. Chem., 2015, 6, 5555-5559.

Email: jjlessard@ufl.edu

 

 


Emeline Lochmaier

Education:                   
Graduate Student, Chemistry, University of Florida
Advisor: Prof. Brent Sumerlin

                   
B.S. Biochemistry, United States Air Force Academy (2017)
Advisor: Prof. Scott Iacono


Email: emelinelochmaier@ufl.edu

 

 


Rebecca Olson


Education:                   
Ph.D. Candidate, Chemistry, University of Florida
Advisor: Prof. Brent Sumerlin
                   
B.S.E, Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Case Western Reserve University (2016)
Advisor: Prof. Stuart J. Rowan

Publications:
Balkenende, D.W.R.; Olson, R. A.; Balog, S.; Weder, C.; Montero de Espinosa, L. "Epoxy Resin-Inspired Reconfigurable Supramolecular Networks" Macromolecules 2016, 49 (20), 7877-7885.

Cudjoe, E.; Hunsen, M.; Xue, Z.; Way, A. E.; Barrios, E.; Olson, R. A.; Hore, M. J. A.; Rowan, S. J. "Miscanthus Giganteus: A commercially viable sustainable source of cellulose nanocrystals" Carbohydr. Polym. 2016, 155, 230-241.

Email: rao29@ufl.edu

 

 


Digvijayee Pal


Education:                   
Graduate Student, Chemistry, University of Florida
Advisor: Prof. Brent Sumerlin
                   
B.Tech., Chemical Engineering, University of Calcutta (2017)
Advisor: Dr. Debajyoti Goswami
                   
B.Sc., Chemistry, University of Calcutta (2014)

Email: dpal@ufl.edu

Georg Scheutz


Education:                   
Graduate Student, Chemistry, University of Florida
Advisor: Prof. Brent Sumerlin

B.S., Chemistry, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna (2014)
Advisor: Prof. Robert Liska

Email: gscheutz@chem.ufl.edu

Michael Sims


Education:                   
Graduate Student, Chemistry, University of Florida
Advisor: Prof. Brent Sumerlin

B.S., Polymer Science, Chemistry, University of Southern Mississippi (2014)
Advisors: Prof. Charles L. McCormick; Prof. Douglas S. Masterson

Email: mbsims@ufl.edu


Undergraduate and REU Students

Johann Rapp


Education:                   
B.S. Candidate, Material Science and Engineering, University of Florida
Advisor: Prof. Brent Sumerlin

Email: Johann.rapp@uf.edu

Jonathan Rowell


Education:                   
B.S. Candidate, Biochemistry, University of Florida
Advisor: Prof. Brent Sumerlin

Email: jrowell1997@ufl.edu

Jose Sanchez


Education:                   
B.S. Candidate, Biochemistry, University of Florida
Advisor: Prof. Brent Sumerlin

Email: josesanchez97@ufl.edu