POLY/PMSE Student Group welcomed Prof. Brent Sumerlin

Yesterday, the UMN POLY/PMSE Student Chapter welcomed Prof. Brent Sumerlin to meet with students in the Departments of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering & Materials Science and give an invited lecture, “Synthesis and Investigation of Stimuli-Responsive Polymers Capable of Structurally Dynamic Assembly.

Prof. Sumerlin met with members of the Reineke group to discuss his work in RAFT polymerization, “smart”/responsive delivery vehicles, and self-healing biomaterials. Group members Jeff, Leon, and Prof. Reineke were part of the 2015-2016 officer team that organized and fundraised for Prof. Sumerlin’s visit.