By Dave Larsen
The Dayton Daily News
DAYTON, Ohio — Alex Morgan is out to save thousands of lives and millions of dollars in property damage each year with his research on fire-resistant materials.
Morgan, a University of Dayton Research Institute organic chemist and material scientist, sets things on fire in a basement laboratory at the UD School of Engineering. He performs as much as $175,000 in annual sponsored research for industrial customers, federal agencies and the U.S. military.
Researcher aims to make furnishings less flammable