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Kevin Morris

Klingenmeyer Distinguished Professor of Chemistry

Straz Center 178

  • Biography
  • Education
  • Courses

Professor Kevin Morris did his undergraduate work at James Madison University and received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He was a Camille and Henry Dreyfus Fellow at Grinnell College before coming to Carthage. In 2012 he spent a sabbatical leave working in the Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics at Howard University in Washington, DC.

Prof. Morris and his research students use NMR spectroscopy to study how pH affects the aggregation of surfactant molecules. They also study the binding of small molecules to chiral polymers using molecular dynamics simulations. Prof. Morris’ research has been supported by the National Science Foundation and American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund and has appeared in the Journal of Physical Chemistry, Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry, and Chemical Physics.

A paper in the Journal of Surfactants and Detergents described a nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy study of a class of biocompatible molecules used in the pharmaceutical, food, and cosmetic industries. Another paper published in the Journal of Dispersion Science used computer simulations to model how two drug molecules bound to a chiral polymer. Both projects were carried out in collaboration with scientists at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi and Howard University and were supported by the National Science Foundation.

At Carthage Prof. Morris teaches General and Physical Chemistry and Physics for Future Presidents. He joined the Carthage faculty in 1996.

  • Ph.D. — Chemistry, University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill)
  • B.S. — Chemistry, James Madison University
  • CHM 1010 General Chemistry I
  • CHM 1020 General Chemistry II
  • CHM 3130 Physical Chemistry I
  • CHM 3140 Physical Chemistry II
  • PHY 1000 Physics for Future Presidents
  • Carthage College

Kevin Morris

Professor Kevin Morris did his undergraduate work at James Madison University and received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He was a Camille and Henry Dreyfus Fellow at Grinnell College before coming to Carthage. In 2012 he spent a sabbatical leave working in the Center for Computational Biology and Bioinformatics at Howard University in Washington, DC.

Prof. Morris and his research students use NMR spectroscopy to study how pH affects the aggregation of surfactant molecules. They also study the binding of small molecules to chiral polymers using molecular dynamics simulations. Prof. Morris’ research has been supported by the National Science Foundation and American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund and has appeared in the Journal of Physical Chemistry, Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry, and Chemical Physics.

A paper in the Journal of Surfactants and Detergents described a nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy study of a class of biocompatible molecules used in the pharmaceutical, food, and cosmetic industries. Another paper published in the Journal of Dispersion Science used computer simulations to model how two drug molecules bound to a chiral polymer. Both projects were carried out in collaboration with scientists at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi and Howard University and were supported by the National Science Foundation.

At Carthage Prof. Morris teaches General and Physical Chemistry and Physics for Future Presidents. He joined the Carthage faculty in 1996.

Brief Bio

Professor Kevin Morris teaches general and physical chemistry. His research uses NMR spectroscopy and molecular dynamics simulations to study how molecules aggregate and how small molecules bind to chiral polymers. 

Title

Klingenmeyer Distinguished Professor of Chemistry

Email Address

kmorris@carthage.edu

Phone Number

262-552-5481

Office Location

Straz Center 178

Education

  • Ph.D. — Chemistry, University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill)
  • B.S. — Chemistry, James Madison University

Courses

  • CHM 1010 General Chemistry I
  • CHM 1020 General Chemistry II
  • CHM 3130 Physical Chemistry I
  • CHM 3140 Physical Chemistry II
  • PHY 1000 Physics for Future Presidents
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