Dr. Timothy E. Long joined Virginia Tech in 1999 and recently completed his five-year term as the Director of the Macromolecules Innovation Institute (MII) at Virginia Tech. He joined Arizona State University in summer 2020 to launch and lead the Biodesign Center for Sustainable Macromolecular Materials and Manufacturing, and he is jointly appointed in the School of Molecular Sciences and the School for Engineering Matter, Transport and Energy. 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., engineering polymers, sustainable feed stocks, green chemistry, adhesives and elastomers, block copolymers and living polymerization, and biomaterials for health and energy). He invokes fundamental relationships in polymer structure, physical properties, and advanced processing to accelerate innovation and impact in diverse technologies. His latest efforts relate functional polymeric material structure and physical properties to additive manufacturing modalities (3D printing).
Dr. Long spent nearly a decade as a research scientist at Eastman Kodak and Eastman Chemical Companies. He has over 50 patents in the field of macromolecular science and engineering, published 22 book chapters, and has recently exceeded 340 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 1988 from Virginia Tech.