AMBER appoints Morris as director

Professor Michael Morris, AMBER

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21 December 2015 | 0

The Trinity College materials science centre AMBER has appointed Professor Michael Morris as director of the organisation.

Professor Morris, from Liverpool, took up the position in October.

Professor Morris has been an academic and industry scientist for more than thirty years, and is founder of Glantreo, an SME spin out company from University College Cork. He maintains links with the company in developing novel stationary phase materials for chromatography applications.

“We welcome Professor Morris as the new director of AMBER,” said Dr Patrick Prendergast, provost, TCD. “He brings a wealth of experience to the role and I am confident he will build on AMBER’s achievements to date and that AMBER will continue to position Ireland as a leader in materials science and bioengineering, creating high quality employment opportunities.”

“Professor Morris brings a depth of knowledge at a senior level in both academia and industry which will serve him well in his leadership of AMBER and I wish him well in the role,” said Professor Mark Ferguson, director general, Science Foundation Ireland, and chief scientific adviser to Government. “The research carried out at AMBER is the type of excellent and impactful science which Science Foundation Ireland aims to support, delivering solutions that can benefit both Irish society and the economy.”

“I am delighted to be taking up the position of director of AMBER,” said Professor Morris, “and look forward to working closely with the talented researchers within the Centre and driving new partnerships with industry. I am delighted to be working with colleagues here to support the best research in materials science. Ireland is now ranked third in materials science in the world and AMBER has played a significant role in this positioning.”

 

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