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Michael Schulz

Assistant Professor
Michael Schulz
313D Davidson Hall

Research Interests

Our group is interested in using the tools of polymer chemistry to address real-world challenges. In particular, we are interested in designing functional materials that interact in a controlled manner with viruses, toxins, metals, or ionizing radiation. Studying these materials provides insight into the interplay among the (co)monomer identity, the polymer architecture, and the designed functionality, ultimately leading to materials that can play an important role in biology, medicine, and the environment.

  1. Yee, D.*; Schulz, M.D.*; Grubbs, R.H.; Greer, J. Functionalized three-dimensional nano-architectures via thiol-Michael addition and two-photon lithography. Adv. Mater. 2017, 29, 1605293. (* indicates equal contribution)

  2. Schulz, M.D.; Wagener, K.B. Precision Polymers via ADMET Chemistry. Macromol. Chem. Phys. 2014, 215, 1936–1945.

  3. Schulz, M.D.; Ford, R.R.; Wagener, K.B.; Insertion Metathesis Depolymerization. Polym. Chem., 2013, 4, 3656–3658.

  4. Atallah, Po.; Wagener, K.B.; Sculz, M.D. ADMET: The Future Revealed. Macromolecules, 2013, 46, 4735–4741.

  5. Schulz, M.D.; Wagener, K.B. Solvent Effects in Alternating ADMET Polymerization. ACS Macro Lett., 2012, 1, 449–451.


  • Fulbright Research Grant, 2014
  • 65th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting Participant, 2015
  • Graduate Student Mentor Award, University of Florida-Howard Hughes Medical Institute Science for Life, 2013
  • Butler Polymer Research Award, University of Florida, 2013
  • NSF-East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes Fellow-Japan, 2013
  • UF Alumni Fellowship, University of Florida, 2010
  • Merck Index Award, University of Iowa, 2009
  • CRC Freshman Chemistry Award, 2008
  • B.S. University of Iowa, 2010
  • M.S. University of Florida, 2014
  • Ph.D. University of Florida, 2014
  • Fulbright Scholar with Prof. Klaus Mullen, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany, 2014—2015
  • Postdoctoral Scholar with Prof. Robert Grubbs, California Institute of Technology, 2015—2017