EST. 2014

Research in the Kennemur Group focuses on the synthesis, characterization, and development of polymers inspired by the complex self-assembly and functionality of macromolecules in nature.


Brooke Accepted into Graduate School

Jan. 2019

Congrats to Brooke Sabin who has been accepted into the graduate program at the University of Florida! We see many exciting polymer discoveries in her future!

JGK Awarded Tenure

Dec. 2019

JGK has received official word that he will be promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in the Fall of 2020!

Our New Ph.D. Candidates

Nov. 2019

Congrats to Taylor Isais (Nov. 20th) and Gina Guillory (Nov. 25th) who both passed their candidacy exams!

Welcome New Graduate Students

Nov. 2019

We are excited to welcome Brianna Coia, Courtney Leo, and Benjamin Abraham to the group!

New Publication

Sept. 11, 2019

Gina's first paper was recently accepted into the European Polymer Journal. She explored the thermodynamics and regioregularity outcomes from ROMP of trialkylsilyl-substituted cyclopentene monomers to determine a "Goldilocks" monomer with the best of both worlds. Congrats Gina!

New Publication

Aug. 12, 2019

Congrats to Billy and Taylor for their recent publication in JACS exploring the quantitative depolymerization of bottlebrush polypentenamers and their transformation to new architectures!

New Publication

May 28, 2019

Rob, Cuneyt, and REU student, Natalie published their work in Polymer Chemistry entitled "Cationic Copolymerization of Isosorbide Towards Value-added Poly(vinyl ethers)". Great work!

Cuneyt graduates and is accepted into FSU Medical School

May 8, 2019

Congratulations to Cuneyt Ozkardes. He graduated with a B.S. in Exercise Physiology and was recently notified on his acceptance into the FSU Medical School Class of 2024. Great job!

Aaron Wins Undergraduate Research Award and Graduates

April 29, 2019

Aaron won the FSU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Undergraduate Research Award. He graduates in May and will be starting a summer internship at Bristol-Myers Squibb. In fall, he will start graduate school at Scripps Research, La Jolla Campus. He has done great work in our lab. Good luck in your future endeavors! 

Dr. William Neary Defends Dissertation

April 13, 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Billy Neary who successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation entitled "Ring Opening Metathesis Polymerization of Low Ring Strained Monomers".

Dr. Robert Keiber III Defends Dissertation

April 10, 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Rob Keiber III. He successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation entitled "Investigations into Structure-Property Relationships of Novel Polymers Synthesized Primarily from Bio-Renewable Resources". 

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