After earning his Phd degree from Caltech and successfully working as a postdoc in Shell, Amsterdam in 1995, Jeffrey Morris joined Georgia Tech as an Assistant Professor (1996-2002). Subsequently, he joined Halliburton as the Senior Scientific Advisor (2002-2004) and later joined CCNY in 2005 where he has been since. Professor Morris has served as the Chair of Chemical Engineering at CCNY (2013-2016) and acting director of the Levich Institute (2015) before being appointed as its director on January 4th, 2016 – Present. The list of past directors of the Benjamin Levich institute is populated by the likes of greats including Benjamin Levich, Andreas Acrivos and Morton Denn. Jeffrey Morris boasts an impressive profile with over 3900 citations, several patents and has authored a book titled A Physical Introduction to Suspension Dynamics, with E. Guazzelli. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Fluid Mechanics, and is on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics and the International Journal of Multiphase Flow. He has received several honors and awards including the APS Fellow (2013) and Journal of Rheology Publication Award (2015).
His research interests lie in the development of a fluid mechanical description appropriate for complex fluids, particularly suspensions and colloids, with a recent focus on the interaction of frictional interactions with viscous forces. He has conducted significant research on rheologically-induced phenomena unique to mixtures, including bulk particle migration and has mentored projects in various other fields like gas-hydrate emulsions.