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

JANUARY

EMILY WILTS + DR. LONG

Emily Wilts’ and Dr. Long’s review paper, “Addressing Water Scarcity: Cationic Polyelectrolytes in Water Treatment and Purification”, has been accepted for publication in Polymer International. Well done, Emily, on publishing her first, first-author paper.

JANUARY

DR. LONG + DR. SCHULTZ + DR. BOBADE + PHIL SCOTT

Our paper “Hydrocarbon-Soluble Piperazine-Containing Dilithium Anionic Initiator for High Cis-1,4 Isoprene Polymerization” is recently is highlighted on AdvancedScienceNews.com. Click on the image below to access the article online!

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NOVEMBER

DR. DENNIS + DR. PEKKANEN + DR. HEGDE + DR. LONG

The Long Group’s most recent manuscript, Synthesis and Characterization of Isocyanate-free Polyureas, has been accepted to Green Chemistry. Search for DOI: 10.1039/C7GC02996A, or go to the Publications page on this website to read the latest.

NOVEMBER

DR. HERZBERGER + EMILY WILTS

Dr. Jana Herzberger and Emily Wilts won one of the three VT Center for Drug Discovery Poster Session Awards at this years event. Their poster title was “From Acid Cleavable Network Scaffolds To Water-Soluble 3D Printed Polymers”.

NOVEMBER

DR. LONG

Dr. Long featured as the invited speaker for the Distinguished Polymer Lecturer Series at Pittsburg State University, hosted by Prof. Peter Dvornic. Dr. Long gave two seminar talks during his three-day visit to the university, located in Pittsburg, Kansas. Click on the image below to read the article featured in Pittsburg State’s news!!

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OCTOBER

CAM CHATHAM + DR. WILLIAMS + DR. LONG

Our MII-affiliated student engineering team has created a customized 3-D printed golf grip that uniquely conforms to individual golfer’s hands to guide correct placement each time they pick up a club. Students involved include Cam Chatham (co-advised by Williams and Long), Jacob Fallon (Bortner), Eric Gilmer (Bortner), and Andy Cohen (undergraduate student). Read more about it by clicking on the image below.

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CONTACT US

ADDRESS

Hahn Hall – South Wing 2110

800 West Campus Drive

Blacksburg, Virginia | 24060

EMAIL

telong@vt.edu

or

kmdorf@vt.edu

CALL US

540-231-2480

or

540-231-7683