Ida Emilie Steinmark
Emilie is a freelance science writer with a background in chemistry and biophysics. Her favourite science stories are those that touch the lives of everyday people or connect to the broader conversation in society. She lives in London with her partner.
Electrochemistry could secure astronauts oxygen on the Moon
Extracting oxygen and metals from moon rock may help build new lunar base
Toxins in food
Many foods contain toxins such as oxalic acid. How do we balance the risks and benefits to health?
That’s the spirit!
How Raman spectroscopy is fighting the growing problem of fake whisky
How was the Moon formed?
New evidence raises further questions about its origins
4D printing: the next dimension in healthcare?
Use this novel concept to teach students about natural polymers, programmable materials and chemistry in medicine
Can seaweed-eating sheep curb methane emissions?
Seaweed may not be the silver bullet to farming’s methane problem
- Magnificent molecules
An explosion waiting to happen
It all began at Nasa …
Is it rocket science?
The nature hackers
Chemical engineers are exploiting evolution to create perfect catalysts
Nobel prize awarded for evolving green chemistry catalysts
New enzymes work as ‘greener’ catalysts in chemical industry
Could ‘colourful’ batteries revolutionise phones? This article includes teaching resources
Why did we run out of carbon dioxide?
And what does it have to do with the Haber–Bosch process?
A state secret leak is helping to solve the Skripal poisoning
The role of scientist whistle-blowers from Russia
Do you really know what glass is?
The glass debate resurfaces and it’s never crystal clear. Why do we care about its label anyway?
Toxic cloud remains a mystery
We might never know what happened at Birling Gap in August. Ida Emilie Steinmark investigates
Elizabeth Fulhame: the scientist the world forgot
Ida Emilie Steinmark investigates a forgotten figure who made fundamentally important discoveries in chemistry
Catalysts get helping hands
Ida Emilie Steinmark finds out how new research may boost catalytic performance
The rise of molecular modelling
A closer look at computational chemistry methods
Is there a dark secret in your crispy potatoes?
Acrylamide may not be quite as bad as it seems
Falcon 9 explosion: going up but not taking off
Ida Emilie Steinmark explores the aftermath of the launch vehicle explosion