Timothy E. Long | Professor | MII Director

Dr. Timothy E. Long, Professor of Chemistry, and Macromolecules and Interfaces Institute member.

Dr. Long received his B. S. in 1983 from St. Bonaventure University, followed by his Ph.D. in 1987 from Virginia Tech. He spent nearly a decade as a research scientist at Eastman Kodak Company before returning to Virginia Tech as a Professor in the Department of Chemistry. He has over 43 patents in the field of macromolecular science and engineering, and has recently exceeded 230 peer-reviewed publications. He has been a faculty member in the Department of Chemistry since 1998 and currently serves as the Director of the Macromolecules Innovation Institute (MII) at Virginia Tech. He has received many prestigious honors in his field of polymer chemistry recently, including the 2015 Virginia Scientist of the Year, American Chemical Society (ACS) PMSE Cooperative Research Award and ACS POLY Mark Scholars Award, as well as the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council (PSTC) Carl Dahlquist Award in 2011, Virginia Tech’s Alumni Award for Research Excellence (AARE) in 2010, 2009 ACS Fellow, and invited organizer of the Gordon Research Conference – Polymers, and Chair, ACS Polymer Division. Dr. Long maintains a vigorous partnership with diverse industries, including BASF, Carlisle, Elevance, IBM, ExxonMobil, SABIC, P&G, 3M, Kimberly Clark, Henkel, Bayer, Kraton Polymers, Align Technology, and Solvay. He has maintained a 20-member interdisciplinary research group and has been awarded ~ $43M in research funding over the past 17 years at Virginia Tech.

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Kristie Dorfler, Ph.D. | Program Support Administrator


Dr. Dorfler received her B. S. in Environmental Geology and minor in Chemistry from William and Mary, followed by a Ph.D. in Geosciences from Virginia Tech. She worked as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Mineral Sciences at Oberlin College in Ohio and as an Environmental and Geotechnical Engineering Consultant in Roanoke, VA. She is currently an Adjunct Professor of Geology at Radford University. Kristie came to the Long group in 2016 and is responsible for managing overarching administrative duties for the group.

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