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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.

Borah, D. and Cummins, C. and Rasappa, S. and Senthamaraikannan, R. and Salaun, M. and Zelsmann, M. and Liontos, G. and Ntetsikas, K. and Avgeropoulos, A. and Morris, M.A., Nanopatterning via self-assembly of a lamellar-forming polystyrene-block-poly(Dimethylsiloxane) diblock copolymer on topographical substrates fabricated by nanoimprint lithography, Nanomaterials, 8, (1), 2018, p32-, Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Bas, S.Z. and Cummins, C. and Borah, D. and Ozmen, M. and Morris, M.A., Electrochemical Sensing of Hydrogen Peroxide Using Block Copolymer Templated Iron Oxide Nanopatterns, Analytical Chemistry, 90, (2), 2018, p1122-1128 , Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Cummins, C. and Morris, M.A., Using block copolymers as infiltration sites for development of future nanoelectronic devices: Achievements, barriers, and opportunities, Microelectronic Engineering, 195, 2018, p74-85 , Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
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
Hannon, J.C. and Kerry, J.P. and Cruz-Romero, M. and Azlin-Hasim, S. and Morris, M. and Cummins, E., Kinetic desorption models for the release of nanosilver from an experimental nanosilver coating on polystyrene food packaging, Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies, 44, 2017, p149-158 , Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Morris, M.A. and Padmanabhan, S.C. and Cruz-Romero, M.C. and Cummins, E. and Kerry, J.P., Development of active, nanoparticle, antimicrobial technologies for muscle-based packaging applications, Meat Science, 132, 2017, p163-178 , Notes: [cited By 0], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Braic, M. and Vladescu, A. and Balaceanu, M. and Luculescu, C. and Padmanabhan, S.C. and Constantin, L. and Morris, M.A. and Braic, V. and Ana Grigorescu, C.E. and Ionescu, P. and Dracea, M.D. and Logofatu, C., A comparative study of the structural, mechanical and tribological characteristics of TiSiC-Cr coatings prepared in CH4and C2H2reactive atmosphere by cathodic vacuum arc, Applied Surface Science, 400, 2017, p318-328 , Notes: [cited By 1], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Thorat, A.V. and Ghoshal, T. and Chen, L. and Holmes, J.D. and Morris, M.A., Synthesis and stability of IR-820 and FITC doped silica nanoparticles, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 490, 2017, p294-302 , Notes: [cited By 0], 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.