Amanda J. Morris

 

Contact

Email: ajmorris@vt.edu
Phone: 540-231-5585
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Bio

Amanda Morris is currently an Associate Professor of Inorganic and Energy Chemistry at Virginia Tech. Her research education conducted at Penn State University (B.S.), Johns Hopkins University (PhD), and Princeton University (Postdoctoral) has been focused on addressing critical environmental issues with fundamental science including water remediation, solar energy harvesting and storage, and carbon dioxide conversion. As her publication record shows, Morris is a classically trained photo-electrochemist with demonstrated success utilizing various techniques (cyclic voltammetry, spectroelectrochemistry, and pulsed-laser spectroscopy) to explore new frontiers in renewable energy.  Her research group’s current focus is on two aspects of solar energy conversion: solar energy storage through artificial photosynthesis and next generation solar cells.  She has received numerous award for her research pursuits including the NSF Career Award, Sloan Fellowship, Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, Ralph Powe Junior Faculty Award, Inter-American Photochemical Society Award, and John C. Schug Research Award. In addition to her academic pursuits, Morris has a demonstrated record in service including the recruitment and retention of minority chemists. In recognition of this work, she has received the Alan F. Clifford Service Award and College of Science Diversity Award. She currently serves as an American Chemical Society Expert in the area of Sustainable Energy and through this effort has worked to communicate science to the broader national audience with interviews on NPR, newspaper editorials, and press conferences.

Honors and Awards

Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow
Inter-American Photochemical Society Young Investigator Award
John C. Schug Research Award
Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award
Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow
NSF CAREER Award Recipient
Chair-elect of 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
Virginia Tech Scholar of the Week
Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award