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Glenn Morrison, PhD

Glenn Morrison

Glenn Morrison, PhD

Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
  • 163A Rosenau Hall
  • CB #7431
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27599
  • USA

Glenn Morrison, is a professor in Environmental Science and Engineering with a primary interest in chemical and transport phenomena in building environments. These phenomena help us understand, but also control, human exposure to chemicals and particles that are released or transformed indoors. Dr. Morrison has directed research projects and field studies of dermal uptake of indoor pollutants, ozone surface chemistry, building forensics, sensor development, pollutant movement in buildings, aerosol transport of SVOCs, exposure implications of smog reactions with human surfaces and hair and related projects.

Honors and Awards


2014-2016, International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ)

Outstanding Teaching Award

2016, Missouri University of Science & Technology

Outstanding Teaching Award of Excellence for Global Learning

2016, Missouri University of Science & Technology

Otto Mønsted Guest Professorship

2015-2016, Technical University of Denmark

Wilhelm Klauditz Fellowship

2015, Fraunhofer-WKI, Braunschweig, Germany

Fellow of the Academy

2011, ISIAQ

Career Award

2003, National Science Foundation

Research Activities

  • Indoor Air Pollution
  • Surface Chemistry
  • Building Science
  • Human Exposure

Key Publications

Role of clothing in both accelerating and impeding dermal absorption of airborne SVOCs. GC Morrison*, CJ Weschler, G Bekö, H Koch, T Salthammer, T Schripp, J Toftum, G Clausen (2016). Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, 26(-), 113-118.

Accumulation of gas-phase methamphetamine on clothing, toy fabrics and skin oil. C Morrison*, NV Shakila, K Parker (2015). Indoor Air, 25(-), 405-414.

Role of aerosols in enhancing SVOC flux between air and indoor surfaces and its influence on exposure. C Liu, GC Morrison*, Y Zhang (2012). Atmospheric Environment, 55(-), 347-356.

Ozone-surface reactions in 5 homes: surface reaction probabilities, product yields and trends. H Wang, GC Morrison (2010). Indoor Air, 20(3), 224-234.

The influence of chemical interactions at the human surface on breathing zone levels of reactants and products. D Rim, A Novoselec, GC Morrison (2009). Indoor Air, 19(4), 324-334.


PhD, Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1999

MS, Environmental Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, 1995

BS, Chemical Engineering, University of California, San Diego, 1988

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