Seismic safety, materials science, solid mechanics.
Morrison’s research focuses on applying fundamental knowledge from material science and solid mechanics towards enhancing the resilience of civil infrastructure. At the core of his interests is the exploitation of the microstructure-sensitive mechanical properties of steels and other polycrystalline alloys used for mechanical or thermo-mechanical applications.
Before coming to UC San Diego, Morrison was a research assistant professor at North Carolina State University. He earned his Ph.D. at North Carolina State as well.