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Miss Megan Westwood
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  • Postgraduate Teaching Assistant Position
  • Dept of Chemistry
  • Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences
Megan graduated with an MSci degree in Chemistry (First Class, Hons.) at University College London in 2020. Following which she began her doctoral studies under the supervision of Dr Bob C. Schroeder in the Department of Chemistry. Her research project aims to realize the self-healing conjugated polymers for application in bionic skin.

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Research Summary
Organic electronics have potential as the semiconducting material in a host of devices such as organic field effect transistors (OFETs), light emitting diodes (OLEDs), photovoltaics (OPVs) and thermoelectric generators (OTEGs). Successful design and implementation relies on optimizing the chemical structure for the desired application.

Megan's research has focused on synthesis and characterization of novel conjugated polymers that employ self-healing and self-doping mechanisms for use in OFETs and OTEGs respectively. Experience in polymer characterization includes bulk techniques such as TGA, DSC, DMA and SEC as well as surface morphology via AFM.

Teaching Summary

Laboratory demonstrating: Undergraduate CHEM0016 (2021), CHEM0024 (2022) and postgraduate CHEM0048 (2021) courses

Marking: Undergraduate CHEM0006 (2022)

Tutorials: Undergraduate 'Basic Organic Chemistry' CHEM0008 (2023)

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