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."

Major

Biochemistry

Minor

Japanese Language

Research Interests

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

Academic Awards

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

Organizations

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

Volunteer

  • 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.