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. His research interests include new synthetic methods for:

  1. Polymerization
  2. Structure-property relationship of polymers
  3. Block copolymers and thermoplastic elastomers
  4. Functional polymers for additive manufacturing (3D printing)

The Long group regularly collaborates with other departments (e.g. Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Physics) on industry and government sponsored research. Graduate students in the Long group are in the Chemistry and the Macromolecular Science and Engineering (MACR) programs and are often co-advised by professors in other departments (above).

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 or are interested in becoming a member of the group.

RECENT NEWS

APRIL

DR. LONG + JUSTIN + MINGTAO

Just got two new publications! “Electrospinning of plant oil-based, non-isocyanate polyurethanes for biomedical applications” in the Journal of Applied Polymer Science and “Polymerized ionic liquids: Effects of counter-anions on ion conduction and polymerization kinetics” in the Journal of Polymer Science, Part A: Polymer Chemistry.

April

DR. HERZBERGER + DR. LONG

Congrats to Jana for her most recent publication “3D Printing All-Aromatic Polyimides Using Stereolithographic 3D Printing of Polyamic Acid Salts” in ACS Macro Letters!

MARCH

DR. LONG

Dr. Long has just left for his prestigious position as a Visiting Professor at Waseda University in Japan. For the next two months, he will be on a Change of Duty Station in Tokyo, teaching, conducting research with scientists, and making valuable connections with the university. Have fun, Dr. Long!

MARCH

DR. LONG + MINGTAO CHEN + JUSTIN SIRRINE

Dr. Long, Ming Chen, and Justin Sirrine just presented their work at the Annual Adhesion Society meeting in San Diego, California. The picture below is of Ming (looking GQ) during his presentation.

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JANUARY/FEBRUARY

KEVIN DRUMMEY + XI CHEN

Congratulations to Kevin Drummey and Xi Chen for both successfully defending their Masters! We wish Kevin all the best in his future endeavors and are pleased that Xi will be staying on to pursue her PhD in the Long Group.

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.

ADDRESS

Hahn Hall – South Wing 2110

800 West Campus Drive

Blacksburg, Virginia | 24060

EMAIL

telong@vt.edu

CALL US

540-231-2480