Maxym Tansky

Mentor: Dr. Brent Sumerlin

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

"To be able to investigate novel problems and areas of study in the field of Chemistry."




Japanese Language

Research Interests

  • Biodegradable Polymers
  • Polymer Self-assembly
  • Biocompatibility and Drug Delivery

Academic Awards

  • Foresters Academic Scholarship (2016)
  • University Scholars Program (2017-2018)


  • Outdoor Adventures and Recreation (OAR) at UF
  • Gators Ready for Excellent Birding Experiences (Grebe) at UF


  • Streetlight at UF
  • Molecular Mania (UF Department of Chemistry)

Hobbies and Interests

  • Backpacking/Hiking
  • Music
  • Foreign Language

Research Description

α,α-Difunctional Post-Polymerization Modification of Reversible Addition-Fragmentation Chain Transfer (RAFT) Polymers using 2,4,6-Trichloro-1,3,5-triazine (TCT)
I seek to use TCT as a post-polymerization modification electrophilic end group towards the goal of efficient synthesis with selective and orthogonal chain-end functionalities.