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Professor Michael Morris

Amber Director (CRANN)

Professor (Chemistry)

Prof Michael Morris graduated with a PhD from Liverpool University in 1982. He was a post-doctoral fellow at Imperial College in London before moving to Strathclyde University as a lecturer before, in 1987, taking an ICI endowed lectureship at Cardiff University for research into surface science and catalysis. This was followed by a move to ICI as a research scientist with particular interest in developing high temperature catalysts and during this period he worked with academic groups in Cambridge, Nottingham, UMIST and Edinburgh. He was appointed to a post in Materials Chemistry at UCC in 1993 and now holds the Chair of Inorganic Chemistry and is current Head of the Department of Chemistry at the university. He is an adjunct Professor of Chemistry at Trinity College Dublin and visiting Professor at the University of Orleons. Prof Morris is also a Principal Investigator at the Tyndall National Institute.
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
Ghoshal, Tandra; Maity, Tuhin; Senthamaraikannan, Ramsankar; Shaw, Matthew T; Carolan, Patrick; Holmes, Justin D; Roy, Saibal; Morris, Michael A;, Size and space controlled hexagonal arrays of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanodots: magnetic studies and application Scientific reports, Scientific Reports , 3, 2013, pArticle number 2772 , Notes: [ ], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Collins, Gillian; O'Dwyer, Colm; Morris, Michael; Holmes, Justin D; , Palladium-Catalyzed Coupling Reactions for the Functionalization of Si Surfaces: Superior Stability of Alkenyl Monolayers, Langmuir , 29, (38), 2013, p11950-11958 , Notes: [ ], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Dipu Borah Mathieu Salaun Barbara Kosmala Michael Morris , Soft-graphoepitaxy using nanoimprinted polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane substrates for the directed self-assembly of PS-b-PDMS, European Polymer Journal , 49, (11), 2013, p3512 - 2013, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
O'Driscoll, Benjamin; Kelly, Roisin A; Shaw, Matthew; Mokarian-Tabari, Parvaneh; Liontos, George; Ntetsikas, Konstantinos; Avgeropoulos, Apostolos A; Petkov, Nikolay; Morris, Michael A, Achieving Structural Control with Thin Polystyrene-b-Polydimethylsiloxane Block Copolymer Films: The Complex Relationship of Interface Chemistry, Annealing Methodology and Process Conditions, European Polymer Journal, 49, (11), 2013, 3445-3454 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI

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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.