Department Awards Gina and Coia


Congratulations to Gina for winning the 2022 Graduate Teaching Excellence Award in Organic Chemistry and to Coia for winning the 2022 Cheryl and Joel Rosenfeld Endowment Award!

Congratulations to Graduating Seniors


Congratulations to Caroline (B.S. Chemistry) and Sarah (B.S. Biochemistry) on graduating! Good luck on your future endeavors!

Coia Wins POLY ACS Travel Award


Congratulations to Coia on winning the ACS POLY Graduate Student Travel Award! This award will support her to give an oral presentation at the ACS Fall National Meeting in Chicago later this year.

The ACS POLY/PMSE Student Chapter at FAMU-FSU has arrived!


Congrats to Courtney on becoming the 1st President of the newly registered ACS POLY/PMSE Student Chapter at FAMU-FSU. She along with an excellent executive committee organized the 1st Annual Polymer Symposium with Plenary Lectures from Profs. Davita Watkins and Ralm Ricarte. Check out their website! 

Congratulations Dr. Nam Nguyen


Nam successfully defended is dissertation and is now the fifth Ph.D. from the Kennemur Group. We like the number 5. Congrats!!

Coia and Courtney: PhD Candidates


In a back-to-back double header, Coia and Courtney both passed their candidacy exams. Congrats to both of you!

Welcome to Emily Grumbles and Jaehoon Jang


The Kennemur group welcomes our two newest graduate students, Emily and Jaehoon. More about them can be found on the members page

New Publication in MCP


Congrats to Nam on his co-first authored publication in Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics. Here we collaborated with Prof. Daniel Hallinan and Prof. Rufina Alamo to understand miscibility and ion transport in PEO blended with precision polyelectrolytes.

Patent Awarded


JGK was awarded a US Patent 11,136,426 entitled "Cyclopentene monomers and methods of polymerization" for his work discovering highly precise and isotactic PCP derivatives.

Three (virtual) Talks Given at ACS Fall 2021


Congrats to Nam, Gina, and JGK who gave excellent talks at the 2021 ACS National Meeting - Atlanta/Virtual

New Publication in Polymer Chemistry


Mark, Coia, and Heather published their work investigating the effects of alpha-pinene on the ROMP of delta-pinene. Congrats to all!

New Publication in Chemistry of Materials


JGK collaborates with Prof. Karen Winey and Dr. Amalie Frischknecht to explore a fluorine-free precision polymer electrolyte with high proton transport.

Kennemur Research in the News


FSU News and FSU Arts and Sciences highlight our recent discovery of a pine sap-based plastic with a News Article and a Research in Focus Video . The story was picked up and re-posted by several news outlets including Phys.Org and Azo Materials.

Congratulations Dr. Mark Yarolimek


Mark becomes the 4th Ph.D. student from Kennemur Group and successfully defended his dissertation entitled "Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Materials from Biomass Feedstocks"

Kennemur does "Ask a Scientist" on Twitch


JGK teams up with host Prof. Ken Hanson to perform educational outreach on plastics while simultaneously trying to beat old-school video games. Check out the YouTube Video

Four Talks Given at ACS Spring 2021


Mark, Gina, Nam, and Taylor each gave a great talks at the ACS Spring Virtual Meeting. Congrats to all!