Prof. Michael Morris is currently the Director of the AMBER Research Centre, with oversight of all research activity. Prior to that, he worked on materials chemistry at University College Cork since 1993, progressing to hold the Chair of Inorganic Chemistry and Head of the Department of Chemistry at UCC.
Prof. 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. 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 is a founder of Glantreo, a SME spin out for Cork, and maintains links in developing novel stationary phase materials for chromatography applications.
Prof. Morris’s personal 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 interested in proposals which relate to these research collaborations with industry partners.