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Amanda Morris

Amanda Morris
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Amanda Morris

Porous Materials, Carbon Capture and Conversion, Solar Energy

I attended Penn State University where I earned a bachelors in chemistry with a minor in chemical engineering. During that period, I served as an intern at Rohm and Haas Company in their architectural coatings division. I pursued a Ph.D. in chemistry at Johns Hopkins University. After graduating in 2009, I continued my academic training as a postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University. I was hired by Virginia Tech in 2011, granted tenure in 2017, and promoted to full professor in 2020.

My work impacts society ...
By seeking the next generation methods to power human civilization.

Something that excites me in my field ...
The field of metal organic frameworks is on the verge of breaking into many commercial applications.

My favorite quote ...
"Imagination is more important than knowledge" - Einstein

In my free time ...
I play the french horn, read books, and watch college sports.

I first discovered a passion for this work ...
As an undergraduate, studying the impacts of acid mine drainage.

Groups or organizations I am involved in ...
Alpha Chi Sigma, Sigma Xi, and American Chemical Society.

If I had a superpower, it would be ...
To read minds.

Media Contact:

Lindsey Haugh

(540) 231-6959

Additional Highlights

Amanda Morris    |    Professor, Associate Chair, Department of Chemistry Faculty Fellow

Chemistry, Virginia Tech

(540) 231-5585

Department of Chemistry - faculty bio page