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

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

FEBRUARY

DR. LONG + JUSTIN SIRRINE + JOE DENNIS

Dr. Tim Long gave an invited presentation at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) conference in Saudi Arabia, “Polymers – Designing Macromolecules for Applications”. Justin Sirrine and Joe Dennis gave poster presentations titled “Functional siloxanes for mask projection microstereolithography (MPμSL): photo-activated chain extension and crosslinking” and “High Tg polyesters as potential BPA-polycarbonate replacements”.

FEBRUARY

ALLISON PEKKANEN, RYAN MONDSCHEIN & DR. LONG

Congratulations Allison, Ryan, and Dr. Long on the publication of their paper, Characterization of peptide coatings adhered to synthetic fibers: A versatile model for peptide nucleic acids, in the International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives. Well done!

JANUARY

DR. TIM LONG

Congrats to Dr. Long on his article “Reaction: Benign by Design Demands Innovation” in Chem.

JANUARY

DR. TIM LONG

Dr. Long was interviewed by Jim Metzner of Pulse of the Planet, and featured on NPR! On it, he talks about microplastics and their effect on the ocean and environment. Check it out at www.pulseplanet.com!

NOVEMBER

DR. ASHLEY NELSON + ALLISON PEKKANEN

Congrats to Ashley Nelson and Allison Pekkanen on their article “Synthesis of Water Soluble Imidazolium Polyesters as Potential Non-viral Gene Delivery Vehicles” in Biomacromolecules.

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