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:
- Structure-property relationship of polymers
- Block copolymers and thermoplastic elastomers
- Functional polymers for additive manufacturing (3D printing)
- Bio-inspired and bio-compatible polymers
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).
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800 West Campus Drive
Blacksburg, Virginia | 24060