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SFI Best International Engagement Award for AMBER Director Mick Morris

21 November 2022

Prof. Morris has been announced as the winner of the 2022 SFI Best International Engagement Award. Prof. Morris is Professor of surface and interface chemistry at Trinity college Dublin and the AMBER Director and has spear headed the Centre for the last 7 years. Prof. Morris is a global leader in the field of self-assembly & block copolymer patterning. He has been awarded personal grants of ~€25m in addition to centre funding of €80m. He coordinated the first EU grant in this field (LAMAND) and is the first European scientist to be awarded three or more awards from the Semiconductor Research Council in the United States. In addition to his continuous engagement with Intel Corporation for the past 20 years, Prof. Morris has led AMBER’s engagement with Merck Millipore for over a decade leading to a €55M investment in new R&D facilities with the creation of 70 research roles.


Prof. Morris has led the Centre towards developing materials and technologies that respect sustainability and is an international advocate for the circular economy and leads a multi-institution grant for the development of wood technology and sustainability with the UK Building Research Group. He has promoted the circular economy internationally and has engaged with researchers and policy makers in the United States, Turkey, Switzerland and the UK. He recently delivered a lecture at an industry-academic event at UC Berkely highlighting the need for assessing sustainability in the semiconductor industry. Prof. Morris has worked closely with universities and policymakers North and South of the Border to develop an all-Island approach to the circular economy while also leading multiple EU partnerships. He is a member of the European Materials Characterisation and is the lead PI on DeMANS, an MSCA programme on developing printable biopolymers which involve companies and universities across Europe as well as New Zealand and Australia. In recognition of his long-standing association and engagement with international companies, researchers, and policy makers, Prof. Morris is the winner of the 2022 SFI Best International Engagement Award.

Image: 2022 International LAM Research Conference & LAMposium – September 2022


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