Timothy E. Long | Professor | MII Director
Dr. Long is Professor of Chemistry at Virginia Tech and Director of the University’s Macromolecules InnovationInstitute (MII), located within the Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science (ICTAS). He spent nearly a decade as a research scientist at Eastman Kodak Company and Eastman Chemical Company before returning to Virginia Tech where had had earned his Ph.D. He has over 50 patents in the field of macromolecular science and engineering, and has recently exceeded 240 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Long maintains a vigorous partnership with diverse industries with a focus on novel macromolecular structure to tailor properties and processing. Research interests span from block copolymer elastomers, bio-based polymers, and tailored materials for additive manufacturing. He has maintained around a 20-member interdisciplinary research group and has been awarded ~ $50M in research funding over the past 18 years at Virginia Tech. He currently serves as the Director of the MII, which boasts an internationally recognized polymer program of over 70 affiliated faculty and 130 graduate students involved in diverse areas of polymer science and engineering. His research awards include the 2015 Virginia Scientist of the Year, 2010 Alumni Research Award, and the ACS POLY Mark Scholar Award.