Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Physics, North Carolina State University, 2019
  • B.S., Physics, North Carolina State University, 2010
Professional Affiliations
  • American Physics Society (APS)
  • Society for Photonics and (SPIE)
  • German

Dr. Long is a highly skilled optical scientist with expertise in using selective micro- and nanoscale techniques to manipulate materials for manufacturing and probing high-complexity samples. He has used novel scanning probe techniques to perform studies of polymer morphologies, especially as they relate to conducting polymer thin film devices. 

Dr. Long has also developed high precision, custom scanning probe devices for various applications, including MEMS manufacturing of optical force probes and the study of nanoscale nonlinear optical effects within 2-D materials.

Dr. Long's expertise also includes highly specific spectroscopic analysis, including biochemical analysis on degraded, complex biological samples. He has used this expertise to study fossilized remains in search of endogenous heme. He has also studied the optical properties of aerosols in remote sensing applications.

He is skilled in many forms of scanning probe microscopy, including Near-field Scanning Optical Microscopy (NSOM), Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), and Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy (STM); Raman measurements, including resonance Raman techniques; Mie and T-matrix scattering analysis; ellipsometry; as well as various MEMS manufacturing techniques.