Dr. Timothy E. Long serves as the Director of Macromolecules and Interfaces Institute (MII) at Virginia Tech. He has been a faculty member there in the Department of Chemistry since 1999 and serves as the Director of Macromolecules and Interfaces Institute (MII). He has been an instructor with the American Chemical Society since 2005.
Dr. Long’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, (e.g., drug and gene delivery, sustainable feed stocks, adhesives and elastomers, block copolymers and living polymerization, and biomaterials for health and energy).
Dr. Long spent nearly a decade as a research scientist at Eastman Kodak Company. He has over 40 patents in the field of macromolecular science and engineering, published 22 book chapters, and has recently exceeded 220 peer-reviewed publications.
He has received many prestigious honors in his field of polymer chemistry recently, including:
Dr. Long received his B.S. in 1983 from St. Bonaventure University, followed by his Ph.D. in 1987 from Virginia Tech.