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

SEPTEMBER

DR. LONG + DR. CHRIS WILLIAMS

Drs. Long and Williams’ work on printing Kapton (C) was featured on TechBriefs recently. Click on the image below to read the article online!

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AUGUST

DR. LONG + DR. CHRIS WILLIAMS

Drs. Long and Williams were recently featured on NPR talking about their efforts (and huge success) on 3D printing “Kapton”. Check out their interview by clicking on the image below.

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SEPTEMBER

DR. LONG

Dr. Long has received his first NIH grant as a co-PI with colleague Dr. Tim Showalter at UVA. The grant is titled “Self-expanding hydrogel for pelvic brachytherapy: a novel method for vaginal packing and customized radiation therapy”. Congratulations, Drs. Long and Showalter!

AUGUST

DR. LONG + JUSTIN + DR. CARFAGNA

Dr. Long, Justin, and Dr. Carfagna (in addition to frequent collaborators Dr. Williams and his student Viswanath) are featured on VT News!! Click on the image below to read the article on novel 3-D printed high-performance polymers that could be used in space!!

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AUGUST

RYAN MONDSCHEIN + MINGTAO CHEN

Congratulations to Ryan Mondschein and Ming Chen for winning awards for their presentations at the ACS Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. Ryan was awarded the 2017 Eastman Chemical Student Award in Applied Polymer Science and Ming was awarded the Outstanding POLY Poster Award. Well done!

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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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