Megan Midson joined the Chemistry Teaching Lab team in the Department of Chemistry in April 2021 as a Course Developer and Demonstrator.
Megan graduated with an MSci in Chemistry from Imperial College in 2016. She undertook a final year research project working in the group of Professor Nicholas Long, studying the use of upconversion nanoparticles in bioimaging. After catching the research bug, she decided to stay on to complete a PhD as part of the Centre for Doctoral Training in Smart Medical Imaging, based between King’s College London and Imperial College London. She continued her work with upconversion nanoparticles, with focus on developing luminescent probes for molecular imaging. During her PhD, Megan spent an increasing amount of time teaching in the undergraduate chemistry labs at Imperial and discovered her love for teaching practical chemistry. She was awarded Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy in July 2021.
In her spare time Megan enjoys getting her walking boots on and venturing out into the countryside. On a Saturday morning she can usually be found tucking into a piece of cake and coffee after a local Parkrun.