Gareth A. Morris

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Gareth Morris

Morris in 2014, portrait via the Royal Society
Born Gareth Alun Morris
(1954-07-06) July 6, 1954[1]
Fields NMR spectroscopy
Institutions University of Manchester
Alma mater University of Oxford
Thesis New techniques in fourier transform nuclear magnetic resonance (1978)
Doctoral advisor Ray Freeman[2]
Known for
Notable awards
  • FRS (2014)
  • James Shoolery Award (2015)

Gareth Alun Morris FRS[5] is a Professor of Physical Chemistry, in the School of Chemistry at the University of Manchester.[6][7][8][9][10][11][12]


Morris was educated at the Royal Grammar School, Newcastle and Magdalen College, Oxford[1] where he was awarded a DPhil in 1978.[2]


Research in the Morris lab involves the development of novel nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy techniques, and their application to problems in chemistry, biochemistry, and medicine.

Awards and honours

Morris was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2014. His nomination reads:

Gareth Morris is one of the world's foremost innovators in high resolution nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and has had a major influence on the determination of chemical structure by NMR. Almost all commercial NMR spectrometers contain hardware and software that he originated, including deuterium gradient shimming (now standard on commercial spectrometers) and ingenious pulse sequences such as DANTE (the prototypical selective excitation sequence) and INEPT (now a key component of multidimensional NMR techniques, including many of those used for protein 3D structure determination). The impact and wide applicability of Morris’s contributions have made them indispensable components of the state-of-the-art NMR toolkit.[5]

Morris received the James Shoolery Award 2015 awarded by SMASH (Small molecule NMR conference):

It is hard to imagine an NMR laboratory in the world which is not influenced daily by his developments from the foundations of INEPT and DANTE, through to modern gradient shimming, DOSY and pure shift methods.[13]


  1. 1 2 MORRIS, Prof. Gareth Alun. Who's Who. 2015 (online Oxford University Press ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. (subscription required)
  2. 1 2 Morris, Gareth Alun (1978). New techniques in fourier transform nuclear magnetic resonance (DPhil thesis). University of Oxford.
  3. Brown, J. M.; Chaloner, P. A.; Morris, G. A. (1987). "The catalytic resting state of asymmetric homogeneous hydrogenation. Exchange processes delineated by nuclear magnetic resonance saturation-transfer (DANTE) techniques". Journal of the Chemical Society, Perkin Transactions 2 (11): 1583. doi:10.1039/P29870001583.
  4. Morris, G. A. (1980). "Sensitivity enhancement in nitrogen-15 NMR: Polarization transfer using the INEPT pulse sequence". Journal of the American Chemical Society. 102: 428–429. doi:10.1021/ja00521a097.
  5. 1 2 "Professor Gareth Morris FRS". London: The Royal Society. Archived from the original on 2014-06-07.
  6. Morris, G. A.; Freeman, R (2011). "Selective excitation in Fourier transform nuclear magnetic resonance. 1978". Journal of Magnetic Resonance. 213 (2): 214–43. doi:10.1016/j.jmr.2011.08.031. PMID 22152346.
  7. Gareth A. Morris's publications indexed by the Scopus bibliographic database, a service provided by Elsevier. (subscription required)
  8. Morris, G. A.; Freeman, R. (1979). "Enhancement of nuclear magnetic resonance signals by polarization transfer". Journal of the American Chemical Society. 101 (3): 760–762. doi:10.1021/ja00497a058.
  9. Bodenhausen, G.; Freeman, R.; Morris, G. A. (1976). "A simple pulse sequence for selective excitation in Fourier transform NMR". Journal of Magnetic Resonance (1969). 23: 171–175. doi:10.1016/0022-2364(76)90150-5.
  10. Bax, A.; Morris, G. A. (1981). "An improved method for heteronuclear chemical shift correlation by two-dimensional NMR". Journal of Magnetic Resonance (1969). 42 (3): 501–505. doi:10.1016/0022-2364(81)90272-9.
  11. List of publications from Microsoft Academic Search
  12. Pelta, M. D.; Barjat, H.; Morris, G. A.; Davis, A. L.; Hammond, S. J. (1998). "Pulse sequences for high-resolution diffusion-ordered spectroscopy (HR-DOSY)". Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry. 36 (10): 706–714. doi:10.1002/(SICI)1097-458X(199810)36:10<706::AID-OMR363>3.0.CO;2-W.

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