(March 27, 2015) Timothy E. Long, Professor of Chemistry and Director of the Macromolecules and Interfaces Institute
, has been selected as one of three “Virginia Outstanding Scientists for 2015.” Long will be honored by Gov. Terry McAuliffe at a ceremony at the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond on April 2. Says McAuliffe: “The 2015 Virginia Outstanding Scientist recipients are at the forefront of their fields and are recognized for their contributions to future technologies.” Over the past 16 years, Prof. Long has received more than $41 million in research funding and maintains a 20-member, interdisciplinary research group focusing on macromolecular structure and polymerization processes for the development of advanced technologies including drug and gene delivery, sustainable food stocks, adhesives and elastomers, and biomaterials for health and energy. He has over 220 scholarly publications in peer-reviewed journals and is credited for 50+ invention disclosures and patents. As stated by Lay Nam Chang, dean of the College of Science: “Having Tim as part of our team at Virginia Tech provides rich opportunities for multidisciplinary collaboration between departments, and provides our students with instruction and research opportunities available in very few places.” Read more about Long’s distinguished career here. CONGRATULATIONS TIM!