I. Emilie Steinmark


Writing experience

2015 – Present
Freelance science journalist
I write for New ScientistChemistry World, Education in Chemistry and Academia-Net.

Science writer intern, Royal Society of Chemistry
8 week summer internship. 16 published stories, two re-published by Scientific American.

2014 – 2016
Editor-in-Chief, theGIST
Science communication group and magazine at the Universities of Strathclyde and Glasgow. We won a series of awards during my tenure — check them out here.


2016 – 2020
King’s College London: PhD in experimental physics
Supervised by Professor Klaus Suhling. Second supervisor: Professor Maddy Parsons.
I used time- and polarisation-resolved spectroscopy and imaging methods to study viscosity in organelles using specialised fluorescent molecules.

You can find my academic papers on my Google Scholar profile.

2012 – 2016
University of Glasgow: First Class BSc (Hons) in Chemistry
4th year research project: single molecule fluorescence microscopy,
supervised by Dr Steven Magennis.

  • Lorimer Bursary Prize 2016 – best Chemistry Honours degree
  • Organic Chemistry Prize 2015 – highest mark of the year
  • Certificate of Academic Excellence 2012