Dr. Sumerlin named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Brent Sumerlin, an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry, has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC).
The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) is the largest organization in Europe for advancing the chemical sciences. Supported by a worldwide network of members and an international publishing business, RSC activities span education, conferences, science policy, and the promotion of chemistry to the public.
The designation FRSC is given to a group of elected Fellows who have made outstanding contributions to chemistry. The names of newly elected Fellows are published each year in The Times (London).
Sumerlin’s research at UF focuses on polymer chemistry with particular emphasis on materials that demonstrate stimuli-responsive properties. Potential applications of the technology being investigated are in the area of self-healing materials and controlled delivery in the body and in agriculture.