Dr. Brian Long began studying chemistry as an undergraduate at North Georgia College & State University and as a REU student at Furman University. After completion of his bachelor’s degree, he attended the University of Texas at Austin for his doctoral studies with Professors C. Grant Willson and Christopher W. Bielawski. His research there involved the synthesis and application of traditional and nontraditional resist chemistries as well as nonlinear optical materials. After graduating in 2009, he moved to Ithaca, NY to begin his postdoctoral studies at Cornell University under the supervision of Professor Geoffrey W. Coates. While at Cornell, Dr. Long focused on the design, synthesis and application of olefin polymerization catalysts. He has since returned to the southeast and is currently an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the University of Tennessee.
Focus Areas: Macromolecular Chemistry | Organic Synthesis | Catalysis and Catalyst Design | Tailored Polymers
Skills and Expertise: Multi-Step Synthesis | Functional Materials and Polymers | Organometallic Synthesis