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Harry Morrison, PhD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Morrison has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the fields of organic chemistry, higher education and academic administration

    WEST LAFAYETTE, IN, February 12, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Harry Morrison with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Morrison celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Dr. Morrison enjoyed a wonderful career in academia at Purdue University in West Lafayette, which spanned five decades. Appointed in 1963 as an assistant professor of chemistry, he later became a full professor, headed the department and served as the dean of the school of science before earning the distinguished title of a professor emeritus in 2012. Dr. Morrison's abundance of knowledge and expertise, which was evident in his teachings and his research, was conveyed to thousands of undergraduate and graduate students during his tenure.

Teaching nearly every organic course that the department offered, Dr. Morrison was also responsible for supervising nearly 50 doctoral students. Furthermore, he has been a big proponent of supporting women and minorities in science. In retirement, Dr. Morrison continues to remain active in chemistry at Purdue University and, since 2011, has been a visiting professor at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton.

During his tenure as a scholar and researcher, he had the good fortune of taking several sabbaticals. He spent time at the Weizmann Institute in Israel, Oxford University, Melbourne University and UC Berkeley. He also became active with his alma mater as a member of the Brandeis University board of fellows. Dr. Morrison has been a member of the American Chemical Society, the Inter-American Photochemical Society and the American Society for Photobiology.
As an experienced researcher who specialized in physical organic and bioorganic photochemistry, Dr. Morrison contributed many articles to scientific journals and edited two books on Bioorganic Photochemistry. He recently released a book, "Enzyme Active Sites and Their Reaction Mechanisms," through Academic Press in 2020.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Morrison received a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts in 1957. He did his graduate studies at Harvard University, where he earned his Ph.D in 1961. He then spent one year in Zurich completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the Swiss Federal Institute between 1961 and 1962. Dr. Morrison spent a year as a research associate at the University of Wisconsin in Madison from 1962 to 1963 before joining the Purdue faculty.

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