THE LONG RESEARCH GROUP
at the intersection of science, engineering and society
The Long Research 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. Research interests include new synthetic methods for:
- Structure-property relationships of polymers
- Block copolymers and thermoplastic elastomers
- Functional polymers for additive manufacturing (3D printing)
- Bio-inspired and bio-compatible polymers
The Long Research 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 Research Group are in the Chemistry and Macromolecular Science and Engineering (MACR) Programs and are often co-advised by professors in other departments (above).
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1075 Life Science Circle
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