Tim Long, professor of chemistry in the College of Science at Virginia Tech, serves as the associate dean for research and international outreach.
As a member of the dean’s leadership and advisory team, Long is responsible for facilitating research and international outreach in the College of Science. Long will serve as the liaison between the College of Science dean’s office and research institutes, departments, faculty, and other colleges with a mutual interest for research initiatives in the College of Science. In his role as Associate Dean, Long also serves as the director for the Institute for Advanced Study.
Long joined the Department of Chemistry at Virginia Tech as an Assistant Professor in 1999 after spending 10 years with Eastman Kodak Company and Eastman Chemical Company. He currently is a full professor in the Department of Chemistry, and he maintains a vigorous research program with nearly fifteen international researchers. He is responsible for teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including an interdisciplinary chemistry course focused on sustainable chemistry. He also serves as a liaison to the Virginia Tech Graduate School for the implementation of interdisciplinary research and training programs.
Long received his B.S. degree in Chemistry from St. Bonaventure University and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Virginia Tech. He was awarded the 2010 Alumni Award for Research Excellence at Virginia Tech.
Long was recognized as a Fellow in the inaugural class of the American Chemical Society (ACS), and was elected as Chair of the Division of Polymer Chemistry. He has served as the Chair of the prestigious Gordon Research Conference in Polymers. Long was awarded the 2011 ACS Cooperative Research Award and he was recently invited to chair the World Polymer Congress in 2012 on the Virginia Tech campus. Prior to his appointment as associate dean in the College of Science, he was the Associate Director for research at the Fralin Life Science Institute. He currently leads three major research programs on campus involving interdisciplinary faculty across several colleges.
Chemistry faculty profile: http://www.chem.vt.edu/people/faculty/long-tim/index.html