LONG RESEARCH GROUP

at the intersection of science, engineering, and society

The Long Group’s continuing research goal is to integrate fundamental research in novel macromolecular structure and polymerization processes with the development of high performance macromolecules for advanced technologies, including:

 

  1. Block copolymers and living polymerization
  2. Biomaterials for health and energy
  3. Adhesives and elastomers
  4. Drug and gene delivery
  5. Sustainable feed stocks

 

Please check out our site to learn about the latest news and publications, the people in the group, alumni, research facilities, and more! Feel free to contact us if you have specific questions.

RECENT NEWS

AUGUST

JAMES BROWN + DR. HERZBERGER

Last week the REU student in the Long Group, James Brown, gave an excellent presentation and represented the group very well, finishing off a whirlwind 10 weeks in the REU program (hosted by MII). Congratulations to James on completing an excellent project, to Dr. Herzberger for being a stellar mentor, and to Dr. Long and the rest of the group for being such good support and guidance. Good luck to James in the future – we hope you apply to VT for grad school!!

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AUGUST

LONG RESEARCH GROUP

The entire Long group will be attending the ACS Meeting in Washington, DC this month. We have 23 presentations throughout the conference – check out the agenda on the ACS website, or take a look at the publications page to see what we’ll be presenting on. We look forward to seeing you there!

JULY

LONG RESEARCH GROUP

Check out a whole bunch of new publications on the Publications page. Allison, Ryan, Katie, Nick, Phil, Joe, Ali, and Maruti all have new publications this summer!

JUNE

KATIE VALENTINE + EMILY WILTS + DR. KRISTIE DORFLER

Katie Valentine, Emily Wilts, and Dr. Kristie Dorfler headed out to the Science Museum of Western Virginia to teach K-5th grade girls about chemistry and crystallography. Check out some pictures from the outreach trip on the News page!

JUNE

DR. NICK MOON + DR. TIM LONG + DR. JOE DENNIS + DR. ALLISON PEKKANEN + RYAN MONDSCHEIN

Congrats to Drs. Tim Long Nick Moon (former post doc), Joe Dennis (former student), Allison Pekkanen (former student), and current student Ryan Mondschein on their two recent publications: ‘Thiol-Michael ‘Click’ Hydrogels as an Imageable Packing Material for Cancer Therapy’ in Polymer – and – ‘Synthesis of Polysulfone-Containing Poly(butylene terephthalate) Segmented Block Copolymers: Influence of Segment Length on Thermomechanical Performance’ in Macromolecules.

CONTACT US

ADDRESS

Hahn Hall – South Wing 2110

800 West Campus Drive

Blacksburg, Virginia | 24060

EMAIL

telong@vt.edu

or

kdorfler@vt.edu

CALL US

540-231-2480

or

540-231-7683