• Dr. Tomlinson has taught for Loudoun County Public Schools since 2012. Prior to this, he taught for 3 years in Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland. He attained a Batchelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering from Auburn Univerity (2000), a Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University (2003), and a Doctoral Degree in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering from North Carolina State University (2005). He also worked as a Postdoctoral Associate in The Physics Department at The University of Sheffield, England from 2006-2008 where he was an Experience Researcher in The POLYFILM Marie Curie Research Training Network. 

    Dr. Tomlinson currently teaches AOS Senior Independent Research, AOS Junior Independent Research, AOS Sophomore Integrated Science, & AOS Sophomore Research. He also coaches RoboLoCo - Loudoun County's own FIRST Robotics Team.


        Michael Tomlinson



    Doppalapudi, H., Badam, S., and Tomlinson, M. R.  (2020) Capturing Harmful Air Pollutants using an electrospun mesh embedded with zinc-based nanocrystals. Journal of Emerging Investigators. 12 May 2020. Vol 2. pp 1-5. 


    Alfhaid, L., LaSpina, R., Tomlinson, M.R., Hall, A.R., Seddon, W.D., Williams, N.H., Cousin, F., Gorb, S., Geoghegan, M. Adhesion between oppositely charged polyelectrolytes. Journal of Adhesion. 19(1). 


    LaSpina, R., Chiche, A., and Tomlinson, M. R.  (2011) Development of a new underwater adhesive. European Coatings Journal. 22-28.


    Tomlinson, M. R., Cousin, F., and Geoghegan, M. (2009). Creation of dense polymer brush layers by the controlled deposition of an amphiphilic responsive comb polymer” Polymer, 50(20), 4829-4836.


    Tomlinson, M. R.; Genzer, J. Polymer (2008). Formation and properties of multivariant assemblies of surface-tethered diblock and triblock copolymers. 49(22), 4837-4845.


    Zhang, Z., Banwart, S.A., Golstanian, R., Tomlinson, M.R., and Geoghegan, M. (2008). The interfacial behaviour of single poly(N,N-dimethylacrylamide) chains as a function of pH. Nanotechnology 19.


    La Spina, R., Tomlinson, M.R., Ruiz-Pérez, L., Chiche, A., Langridge, S., and Geoghegan, M. (2007). Controlling network-brush interactions to achieve switchable adhesion. Angewante Chemie, International Edition, 46, 6460-6463.


    Tomlinson, M.R., Efimenko, K., and Genzer, J. (2006). Study of kinetics and macroinitiator efficiency in surface-initiated atom-transfer radical polymerization. Macromolecules, 39, 9049-9056.


    Bhat, R. R., Tomlinson, M.R., Wu, T., and Genzer, J. (2006). Surface-grafted polymer gradients: formation characterization and application” Advances in Polymer Science, 195, 51-124.


    Tomlinson, M. R., and Genzer, J. (2005). Evolution of surface morphologies in multivariant assemblies of surface-tethered diblock copolymers after selective solvent treatment. Langmuir, 21, 11552-11555.


    Bhat, R. R., Tomlinson, M.R., Genzer, J. (2005). Orthogonal surface-grafted polymer gradients: A versatile combinatorial platform” Journal of Polymer Science Part B-Polymer Physics, 43, 3384-3394.


    Bhat, R. R., Tomlinson, M.R., Genzer, J. (2004).  Assembly of nanoparticles using surface-grafted orthogonal polymer gradients. Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 25, 270-274.


    Wu, T., Tomlinson, M. R., Efimenko, K., and Genzer, J. (2003). A combinatorial approach to surface anchored polymers” Journal of Materials Science, 38(22), 4471-4477.


    Tomlinson, M. R. and Genzer, J. (2003).  Formation of surface-grafted copolymer brushes with continuous composition gradients. Chemical Communications, 12, 1350-1351.


    Tomlinson, M. R., and Genzer, J. (2003). Formation of grafted macromolecular assemblies with a gradual variation of molecular weight on solid substrates” Macromolecules, 36, 3449-3451.