Russell Morris wins Peter Day Award 2015

Russell Morris Wins Peter Day Award 2015

Professor Russell Morris, professor of Structural and Materials Chemistry at the University of St Andrews, has been awarded the Royal Society of Chemistry 2015 Peter Day Award for his pioneering work on the chemistry of porous solids.

Professor Morris works in developing specific types of new materials that are solid but have tiny gaps or channels through them that are wide enough for molecules of other substances to pass through. Some of these kinds of materials are already used in everyday products like water softeners and household detergents. His research group and spin out company MOFgen create and develop new materials with similar properties that can help medicine by speeding up the wound healing process or preventing bacterial infections on medical devices.