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Professor Michael Morris

Amber Director (CRANN)

Professor (Chemistry)

Prof. Michael Morris graduated from Liverpool University in 1982 (BSc and PhD). He was a post-doctoral fellow at Imperial College in London before moving to Strathclyde University as a lecturer. He then took an ICI endowed lectureship at Cardiff University for research into surface science and catalysis, which was followed by a move to ICI as a research scientist. He was appointed to a post in Materials Chemistry at UCC in 1993 and, while there, held the Chair of Inorganic Chemistry and was Head of the Department of Chemistry at the university. In 2015, he was appointed Academic Director of AMBER and Professor of Surface and Interface Engineering at the School of Chemistry, Trinity College Dublin.

Prof. Morris's work in AMBER includes collaboration with Intel on the development of new technology for the manufacture of logic/memory circuitry. He also has several engagements with other companies based on his experience of surface engineering and materials science, e.g. DePuy (surface coatings for implant components) and Merck Millipore (new membrane materials) and also collaborates with Henkel, Alcatel Lucent and other companies. Prof. Morris is a founder of Glantreo, a SME spin-out for Cork, and maintains links in developing novel stationary phase materials for chromatography applications.

Cummins, C. and Shaw, M.T. and Morris, M.A., Area Selective Polymer Brush Deposition, Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 38, (16), 2017, p1700252 -, Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Mokarian-Tabari, P. and Senthamaraikannan, R. and Glynn, C. and Collins, T.W. and Cummins, C. and Nugent, D. and O†Dwyer, C. and Morris, M.A., Large Block Copolymer Self-Assembly for Fabrication of Subwavelength Nanostructures for Applications in Optics, Nano Letters, 17, (5), 2017, p2973-2978 , Notes: [cited By 1], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Cummins, C. and Bell, A.P. and Morris, M.A., Creating active device materials for nanoelectronics using block copolymer lithography, Nanomaterials, 7, (10), 2017, p304-, Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Cummins, C. and Mokarian-Tabari, P. and Andreazza, P. and Sinturel, C. and Morris, M.A., Solvothermal Vapor Annealing of Lamellar Poly(styrene)-block-poly(d,l-lactide) Block Copolymer Thin Films for Directed Self-Assembly Application, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 8, (12), 2016, p8295-8304 , Notes: [cited By 5], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Rasappa, Sozaraj , Schulte, Lars, Borah, Dipu, Morris, Michael A. Ndoni, Sokol , Rapid, Brushless Self-assembly of a PS-b-PDMS Block Copolymer for Nanolithography , Colloids and Interface Science Communications , 2 , (0 ), 2014, p1 - 5 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Khunsin, W; Simao, C; Tuchapsky, D; Amman, A; Salaun, M; Zelsmann, M; Kehoe, T; Gomis-Bresco, J; Kehagias, N; Morris, MA; , Nanometrology for self-assembly nanofabrication method, 9th International Conference on Industrial Dimensional Metrology, Metromeet 2013, 2013, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED
Lorret, Olivier; Kastner, Julia; Dittert, B; Salaun, M; Zelsmann, M; Kosmala, B; Morris, MA; Mühlberger, M; , Multi-functionalized Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane (POSS): Promising Materials for surface chemistry, Third International Conference on Multifunctional, Hybrid and Nanomaterials-Hybrid Materials, 2013, Notes: [ ], Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  URL  URL
McManamon C, Delaney P, Morris MA, Photocatalytic properties of metal and non-metal doped novel sub 10nm titanium dioxide nanoparticles on methyl orange., Journal of colloid and interface science, 411, (1), 2013, p169-72 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Flynn, EJ; Keane, DA; Tabari, PM; Morris, MA; , Pervaporation performance enhancement through the incorporation of mesoporous silica spheres into PVA membranes, Separation and Purification Technology, 118, 2013, p73-80 , Notes: [ ], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Cummins, Cian; Borah, Dipu; Rasappa, Sozaraj; Chaudhari, Atul; Ghoshal, Tandra; O'Driscoll, Benjamin; Carolan, Patrick; Petkov, Nikolay; Holmes, Justin; Morris, MA; , Self-Assembly of Polystyrene-block-Poly (4-vinylpyridine) Block Copolymer on Molecularly Functionalized Silicon Substrates: Fabrication of Inorganic Nanostructured Etchmask for Lithographic Use, J. Mater. Chem. C , 2013, Journal Article, PUBLISHED

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Within CRANN, the Morris research group focuses on the development of nanoelectronic devices which has strong links to Intel. Their work centres on the development of self-organised block copolymers for the generation of precise surface patterns which can be transferred into substrates to create novel nanodimensioned device structures. The group also uses chemical based processes for developing nanoengineered surface coatings and treatments which have superior function compared to standard materials. This expertise is the basis of important industry relationships including DePuy, (synthesis of apatite materials) and Merck Millipore (novel membrane technologies). The group has strong expertise in the solid state chemistry of lanthanide oxides and their use in catalysis, environmental mediation and electronics. Michael Morris is a founder of Glantreo, a SME spin out for Cork, and maintains links in developing novel stationary phase materials for chromatography applications.