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ISC and its partners organised the 9th edition of the Science Summit around the 78th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA78) on 12-29 September 2023.
The role and contribution of science to attaining the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be the central theme of the Summit. The objective is to develop and launch science collaborations to demonstrate global science mechanisms and activities to support the attainment of the UN SDGs, Agenda 2030 and Local2030. The meeting will also prepare input for the United Nations Summit of the Future, which will take place during UNGA79 beginning on 12 September 2024.
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Michael Morris

AMBER, Trinity College Dublin
Centre Director
Dublin, Ireland
Bio: Prof. M A Morris
Director AMBER Research Centre and School of Chemistry, Trinity College Dublin
Prof. Morris leads the SFI funded research centre AMBER.  His work has focused on self-assembly and phase separation in polymers and polymer solutions.  Prof. Morris work also centres on the sustainability of materials.  He leads a grant on looking at wood as a sustainable source of materials and particularly the use of forest waste.  He also leads efforts in measuring the impact of circular solutions to new material technologies. He is a member of the ISO TC 323 technical committee developing standards for the circular economy. Prof. Morris has authored over 400 peer reviewed papers and more than 20 patents.
Prof. Morris has worked closely with industry throughout his career. He leads the AMBER interaction with Merck in developing novel membrane materials and processes and works several other collaborating AMBER companies.