2/1/2017 -
Cherie's first paper accepted! And... selected for the cover! Awesome!

12/23/2016 -
Jennifer's first paper accepted! Way to go Jen!

11/22/2016 -
Dr. Morris selected to receive the I-APS Young Investigator Award. Proud to be part of such a supportive community!

10/24/2016 -
Shaoyang's first paper accepted to ChemSusChem! Way to go Shaoyang!

10/6/2016 -
Pavel and Spencer's paper accepted to J. Mater. Chem. - Check it out! Water oxidation with MOFs!

9/11/2016 -
Dr. Morris (Invited Speaker) and Pavel present research at MOF 2016. Great time meeting people in the MOF community!

8/26/2016 -
Carlos Landaverde-Alvarado defends his PhD!

8/17/2016 -
Cherie chosen to receive Graduate School Doctoral Assistantship Award! Congrats!

8/12/2016 -
The group welcomes Meng Cai! Great to have you!




 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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Amanda J. Morris, Ph. D.

E-mail: ajmorris@vt.edu

Phone: 540-231-5585

 

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Virginia Tech, 2011-present

 

Postdoctoral Research Assosiate

Princeton University, 2009-2011

Department of Chemistry

Advisor: Professor Andrew Bocarsly

 

Doctor of Philosophy

Johns Hopkins University, 2009

Department of Chemistry

Advisor: Professor Gerald Meyer

 

Bachelor of Science

Pennsylvania State University, 2005

Department of Chemistry

Advisor: Professor Thomas Mallouk

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

John C. Shug Research Award
Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award
Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow
NSF Career Award Recipient
Chair-elect Solid State Subdivision, Division of Inorganic Chemistry, American Chemical Society
Alan F. Clifford Faculty Service Award
American Chemical Society Expert in Sustainable Energy
Diversity Development Institute - Ally Certificate, Advocate Certificate
College of Science Diversity Award
VT Scholar of the Week
Ralph E. Power Junior Faculty Enhancement Award

UNIVERSITY SERVICES

Committees and Services:
Graduate Admissions Committee (2011- present)
Graduate Education Committee (2012 - present)
Safe Zone Instructor (2012 - present)
West Ambler Johnston Hall Faculty Fellow (2012 - present)
LGBT Caucus Co-chair (2015 - present)
Executive Committee (2012-2013)
Chair Committee (2013)
Chemistry Faculty Search Committee (2014, 2015)

Chemical Engineering Search Committee (2015)
College of Science Dean Search Committee (2015)

Undergraduate Advisor:
oSTEM
Alpha Chi Sigma
West Ambler Johnston Hall Faculty Fellow

Courses Taught:
Chem 5114: Advanced Electrochemistry
Chem 2154: Analytical Chemistry for Majors
Chem 5124: Analytical Spectroscopy
Chem 2114: Analytical Chemistry for Non-majors
Chem 2124: Analytical Chemistry Laboratory for Non-majors

COLLABORATORS

Tijana Grove, Virginia Tech, Chemistry
Steve Martin, Virginia Tech, Chemical Engineering
Richard Gandour, Virginia Tech, Chemistry
Edward Valeev, Virginia Tech, Chemistry
Diego Troya, Virginia Tech, Chemistry
Steven Hughes, Roanoke College, Chemistry
Elena Jakubikova, NC State, Chemistry
Yulia Pushkar, Purdue, Physics

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Chemistry Women Mentorship Network 2014-present
American Chemical Society 2006-present
The Electrochemical Society 2011-present
Alpha Chi Sigma Professional Chemistry Fraternity Nu 2002-present

PRESENTATIONS

United States Universities and Colleges:
Bowling Green State University (2016), University of Houston (2016), University of California Irvine (2016), North Carolina State University (2016), University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (2016), Michigan State University (2015), Princeton University (2015), Arizona State University (2015), James Madison University (2015), UNC Greensboro (2014), University of New Hamphire (2014), Roanoke College (2013), UNC Charlotte (2013), Appalachian State University (2013), Elon University (2012), Concord University (2012 & 2015), University of Richmond (2011)

International Universities and Colleges:
Uppsala University - Uppsala, Sweden (2016), KTH Royal Institute of Technology - Stockholm, Sweden (2016), Johannes Keppler University – Linz, Austria (2013)

Companies:
Dow Corning (2012)

Professional Meetings:

24) Rowe, Jennifer M., Morris, Amanda J. Controlling the Efficiency of Sensitized Photon Upconversion in Systematically Varied Anthracenic Metal Organic Frameworks. 1st International Symposium on Singlet Fission and Photon Fusion: Emerging Solar Energy Technologies. Gothenburg, Sweden. (2016)
23) Maza, William A., Morris, Amanda J. Photochemistry of Metal Organic Frameworks: Ruthenium Polypyridyl Excited State Chemistry in a New Type of Supramolecular Material. 251st ACS National Meeting & Exposition. San Diego, CA. (2016)
(Highlight Talk)
22) Ahrenholtz, Spencer R., Maza, William A., Stratakes, Bethany, Morris, Amanda J. Exciton Migration, Charge Separation, and Catalysis in Metal Organic Frameworks. Fusion 2016 Materials and Moleculaes for Artificial Photosynthesis. Cancun, MX. (2016)
21) Solar Solutions to Energy and Environmental Problems – Telluride, CO – “Exploring Metal Organic Frameworks for Use as Integrated Artificial Photosynthetic Assemblies” – August 2-7, 2015 (Invited Talk)
20) Gordon Research Conference Photochemistry – Stonehill College – “Metal Organic Framework Light Harvesting Arrays” – July 19-23, 2015
19)
Maza, William A.; Haring, Andrew J.; Ahrenholtz, Spencer R.; Epley, Charity C.; Day, Cynthia S.; Morris, Amanda J. Homogeneous energy transfer between Ruthenium(II) bis-​(2, 2'-​bipyridyl) (5,​5'-​dicarboxy-​2,​2'-​bipyridyl) metal centers doped into a zirconium(IV​-​based metal-​organic framework and its application as a DSSC. 249th ACS National Meeting & Exposition. Denver, CO. (2015)
18) Haring, Andrew J.; Morris, Amanda J., Controlling interfacial energetics for efficient hybrid bulk heterojunction solar cells. 249th ACS National Meeting & Exposition. Denver, CO. (2015)
17) Haring, Andrew J.; Godward, John D.; Pomatto, Michelle E.; Morris, Amanda J., Exploring charge transfer induced spin cross-​over redox mediators in quantum dot sensitized solar cells. 249th ACS National Meeting & Exposition. Denver, CO. (2015)
16) Maza, William; Ahrenholtz, Spencer; Morris, Amanda J., Toward Electrochemical Carbon Dioxide Reduction by Porous Coordination Networks. 249th ACS National Meeting & Exposition. Denver, CO. (2015)
15) Metal Organic Framework Thin Films for Carbon Capture and Conversion. Third Biennial CO2 Workshop. Princeton, NJ. (2015) (Invited Talk)
14) Photophysical Investigations of Light-Harvesting Porous Coordination Network Thin Films. NC Photochem. Raleigh, NC. (2014) (Invited Talk)
13) Porous Coordination Networks for Artificial Photosynthesis. ECS and SMEQ Joint International Meeting. Cancun, MX. (2014)
12) The Effect of Band-Bending on Hybrid Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cell Performance. ECS and SMEQ Joint International Meeting. Cancun, MX. (2014)
11) New Redox Mediators for Quantum Dot Sensitized Solar Cells. ECS and SMEQ Joint International Meeting. Cancun, MX. (2014)
10) Ahrenholtz, Spencer R.; Epley, Charity C.; Haring, Andrew J.; Morris, Amanda J., Electron Transport Mechanisms in Metal Organic Frameworks. 248th ACS National Meeting & Exposition. San Francisco, CA. (2014)
9) Morris, Amanda J.; Ahrenholtz, Spencer R.; Maza, William A., Controlling Electron Transport Properties for Solar Water Splitting. 248th ACS National Meeting & Exposition. San Francisco, CA. (2014)
8) Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) for Photoelectrochemical Solar Energy Conversion. GRC Electron Donor and Acceptor Interactions. Newport, RI. (2014) (Awarded Talk)
7) Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) for Photoelectrochemical Solar Fuel Generation. GRC Solar Fuels. Ventura, CA. (2014)
6) Solar Energy Harvesting and Storage by Metal Organic Frameworks. GRC Photochemistry. Easton, MA. (2013) (Invited Talk)
5) Ahrenholtz, Spencer R.; Morris, Amanda J., Electrocatalytic Water Oxidation by Metal-Organic Framework Thin Films. 64th Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Raleigh, NC, SERM-347. (2012)
4) Whiting, Macauley; Morris, Amanda J., Electrocatalytic Carbon Dioxide Reduction by Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs). 64th Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Raleigh, NC, SERM-637. (2012)
3) Whiting, Macauley; Morris, Amanda J., Electrocatalytic Carbon Dioxide Reduction by Metal-organic Frameworks. Second Biennial CO2 Workshop, Princeton, NJ (2012)
2) Electrocatalytic Carbon Dioxide Reduction and Water Oxidation by Metal Organic Frameworks. GRC Photosynthesis. Davidson, NC. (2012)
1) Ahrenholtz, Spencer R.; Morris, Amanda J., Metal Organic Framework Thin Film Semiconductors. 244th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Philadelphia, PA, ENFL-669. (2012)