Dr Huda Morgan

About

I completed my DPhil in 1993 at Imperial College, London under the supervision of Professor Douglas Inman. I then worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Imperial, The Royal London Hospital Medical College, and Queen Mary University of London before joining Kingston University in 1998.

I have an outstanding experience in teaching and learning undergraduates and postgraduate. I am a registered STEM Ambassador for STEM Learning UK to inspire young people and make a difference in their lives and also a Champion of Employability for skills development to support students improve on must have skills in university and for workplace. Being RSC certified mentor, I support academic staff across my school with their career progression to enhance students' education.  

My background is in chemistry and materials science, but my interests at Kingston grew to be interdisciplinary, specifically in natural products to combat neoplastic diseases. My publications reflect the wide range of projects that I developed and conducted, supervised and collaborated on such as nano-ceramics, conducting polymers, microplastics and phytochemicals. 

Academic responsibilities

Senior Lecturer in Materials Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Science

Qualifications

  • DPhil in Materials Science, Imperial College, London
  • DIC in Engineering, Imperial College, London
  • MPhil in Inorganic Chemistry, Southampton University
  • BSc in Chemistry, Basra University

Teaching and learning

I teach on both undergraduate and postgraduate courses on a wide range of modules for different levels of studies in subjects of chemistry, pharmaceutical sciences, research projects, and polymers and biomaterials. I am a module leader for two modules; analytical and experimental chemistry level 5 and chemistry for foundation pharmacy level 3 also a personal tutor for 33 Tutees.

As a senior lecturer, I have designed, taught and assessed modules across all university levels (3-7), and I have supervised an extensive range of postgraduate, undergraduate, summer interns projects and taught MSc dissertations.

I have secured £15,600 for 13 summer interns since 2014 working on huge range of diverse projects.  

I am a teaching and learning observer with the responsibility of enhancing colleagues' teaching and learning practices to ensure meeting Kingston University Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). I am also a reviewer on the KU KAPS Assessor Panel for AdvanceHE, The Higher Education Academy. Applications have to meet the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) in order to gain recognition. I have reviewed 16 applications for SFHEA and FHEA of colleagues from different faculties across the institution since May 2020 to date. 

My particular passion has been for the pedagogical research and development in mapping academic and soft skills vs career and employability. I designed, developed, and introduced a bespoke Academic – Soft Skills Checklist (ASCL) tool that proved very successful in assessing students' strengths and weaknesses. I also run workshops with guest speakers from the industry and Hackathon sessions with KU Enterprise for building innovation and entrepreneurial activities. I have uploaded resources on VLE with PPT and LinkedIn videos on the perception and development of students' academic and soft skills in many modules within my LSPC school and across the university.

I was awarded a grant of £3000 to lead a SADRAS (Student Academic Development Research Associate Scheme) pedagogical project to investigate the perception of academic soft skills across Kingston University students' population. I presented these findings at the Festival of Learning, Kingston University in June 2020. 

I have given a guest lecture presentation at the  DryLabs, department of chemistry, Oxford University in July 2020.

Qualifications and expertise

  • Certificate of PGCHE-Supervising Research Students Module, Kingston University
  • Certificate of Teaching English as a Second Language, UK-TEFL
  • Fellow of The Higher Education Academy
  • Certificate of Mentoring, The Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Senior Fellow of The Higher Education Academy
  • Certificate of Public Engagement, IN2SCIENCEUK

Undergraduate courses taught

Postgraduate courses taught

Research

I have a track record in research that I developed, conducted, presented, and published independent quality research across many institutions. At Kingston University, I worked on an EU-AQUA joint collaboration between Kingston, Queens Ireland, Barcelona water and University of Manchester on liquid fingerprints. An EPSRC on thermoplastic conducting polyaniline-rubber blends and composites joint collaboration between Kingston University and University of North London was another project that I undertook at Kingston.

Previously, at The Royal London Hospital Medical College and Queen Mary University of London, I worked on an MRC joint collaboration with Bristol University on biomaterials and Biophysics in relation to Dentistry in addition to my DPhil, which was an EU joint collaboration between Imperial College London and Universite Claude Bernard, Lyon, France on nano-ceramics from molten salts for medical applications.

Projects that I managed here at Kingston include investigation of the chemistry of natural products of such as dates as anti-cancer, biodegradable polymers blends for bone scaffold and other day to day projects; investigation of micro-plastic particles in food and drink, eating olive oil to lower cholesterol, nanotechnology in toothpaste and risk assessments and awareness of harmful chemicals in cheap cosmetics. My research interests are advertised on FindAPhD website on nutraceuticals to treat neoplastic and infectious diseases.

I reviewed 3 book proposals for Elsevier, worked on a book transcript of molten salts chemistry for John Wiley & Sons, reviewed research articles for Smithers-Rapa and SAGE-Journal of Polymers and Polymer Composites.

I am internal examiner of 7 MPhil-PhD transfers and 1 PhD thesis. I supervised at least 23 Masters, 50 undergraduates,15 summer interns, and co-supervised 3 PhDs and 1 postdoctoral research fellow.

Qualifications and expertise

  • Academic Impact Awards, Best Supervisor 2021, Kingston University

Research student supervision

Publications

Number of items: 13.

Article

Ajaj, Asmaa, J’Bari, Shayma, Ononogbo, Anthonia, Buonocore, Federico, Bear, Joseph C., Mayes, Andrew G. and Morgan, Huda (2021) An insight into the growing concerns of styrene monomer and poly(Styrene) fragment migration into food and drink simulants from poly(Styrene) packaging. Foods, 10(5), e1136. ISSN (online) 2304-8158

Elmedlou, Heba, Ishak, Yostina, Szczesnowska, Aleksandra, Karagil, Simge, Robertson, Cameron, Schwikkard, Sianne, Elbediwy, Ahmed and Morgan, Huda (2021) An insight into the growing interests surrounding the Arabic cultivated Ajwa date variety with anti-neoplastic potential benefits. Foods, ISSN (online) 2304-8158 (In Press)

Yong, K.C., Foot, P.J.S., Morgan, H., Cook, S., Tinker, A.J. and Ahmed, Md Aris (2008) Electrically conductive epoxidised natural rubber-polyaniline dodecylbenzenesulfonate blends prepared by solution mixing. Journal of Rubber Research, 11(2), pp. 59-77. ISSN (print) 1511-1768

Abbas, Zaid K., Barton, Stephen J., Foot, Peter J.S. and Morgan, Huda (2007) Conductive polyaniline/poly (epichlorohydrin-co-ethylene oxide) blends prepared in solution. Polymers and Polymer Composites, 15(1), pp. 1-7. ISSN (print) 0967-3911

Yong, K.C., Foot, P.J.S., Morgan, H., Cook, S. and Tinker, A.J. (2006) Conductive poly(butadiene-co-acrylonitrile)-polyaniline dodecylbenzenesulfonate [NBR-PAni.DBSA] blends prepared in solution. European Polymer Journal, 42(8), pp. 1716-1727. ISSN (print) 0014-3057

Poussin, Denis, Morgan, Huda and Foot, Peter J.S. (2003) Thermal doping of polyaniline by sulfonic acids. Polymer International, 52(3), pp. 433-438. ISSN (print) 0959-8103

Morgan, H., Foot, P.J.S. and Brooks, N.W. (2001) The effects of composition and processing variables on the properties of thermoplastic polyaniline blends and composites. Journal of Materials Science, 36(22), pp. 5369-5377. ISSN (print) 0022-2461

Morgan, H., Wilson, R.M., Elliott, J.C., Dowker, S.E.P. and Anderson, P. (2000) Preparation and characterisation of monoclinic hydroxyapatite and its precipitated carbonate apatite intermediate. Biomaterials, 21(6), pp. 617-627. ISSN (print) 0142-9612

Morgan, H., Wilson, R., Elliott, J., Dowker, S. and Anderson, P. (1998) Cells for the study of acidic dissolution in packed apatite powders as model systems for dental caries. Caries Research, 32(6), pp. 428-434. ISSN (print) 0008-6568

Al-Raihani, Huda, Durand, Bernard, Chassagneux, Fernand and Inman, Douglas (1996) A novel preparation of calcia fully stabilised zirconia from molten alkali-metal nitrate. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 6(3), pp. 495-500. ISSN (print) 0959-9428

Al Raihani, Huda, Durand, Bernard, Chassagneux, F., Kerridge, David H. and lnman, Douglas (1994) Zirconia formation by reaction of zirconium sulfate in molten alkali-metal nitrates or nitrites. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 4(8), pp. 1331-1336. ISSN (print) 0959-9428

Conference or Workshop Item

Yong, Kok Chong, Ahmed, Md Aris, Foot, P J S, Morgan, H, Cook, S and Tinker, A J (2009) Preparation and characterisation of novel electrically conductive rubber blends. In: 1st International Conference on Polymer Electronics; 04-05 Feb 2009, Barcelona, Spain. (Unpublished)

Morgan, H., Elliott, J.C., Anderson, P. and Dowker, S.E.P. (1997) Effect of grinding on CaHPO4.2H2O formation during acid treatment of apatites. In: British Society for Dental Research The British Division of the IADR 45th Annual Meeting; 07-10 Apr 1997, Brighton, U.K.. ISSN (print) 0022-0345 (Unpublished)

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Business, knowledge transfer and international

Publications:

  • Asmaa Ajaj, Shayma J'Bari, Anthonia Ononogbo, Federico Buonocore, Joseph C. Bear, Andrew G. Mayes, and Huda Morgan*. Migration of styrene monomer and polystyrene microplastic particles from food and drink packaging into simulants, Scientific Reports, Nature submitted in November 2019.
  • Z Abbas, S Barton, P Foot & H. Morgan. Conductive Polyaniline/poly(epichlorohydrin-co-ethylene oxide) blends prepared in solution; Polym and Polym Composites, Vol. 15, No. 1 (2007).
  • KC Yong, PJS Foot, H. Morgan, S Cook & AJ Tinker. Conductive poly(butadiene-co-acrylonitrile)-polyaniline dodecylbenzenesulfonate blends prepared in solution. European Polym J 42, 1716-27 (2006).
  • Light-Weight Organo-Ceramics for Prosthetic, Surgical and Structural Applications. H. Morgan and PJS Foot, UK Patent Appl. no. GB03290566 March 2005.
  • D Poussin, H. Morgan and PJS Foot. Thermal doping of polyaniline by sulfonic acids, Polym Inter 52, 433-38 (2003).
  • H. Morgan, P Foot & NW Brooks. The effects of composition & processing on properties of thermoplastic polyaniline blends/composites, J Mater. Sci. 36, 5369-77 (2001).
  • H. Morgan, R. Wilson, J. Elliott, S. Dowker. Preparation and characterisation of monoclinic hydroxyapatite and its precipitated carbonate apatite intermediate, Biomaterials, 21, 617 (2000).
  • H. Morgan, R. Wilson, J. Elliott and P. Anderson. Cells for the study of acidic dissolution in packed apatite powders as model systems for dental caries, Caries Res.; 32:428 (1998).
  • Effect of Grinding on CaHPO4.2H2O Formation during Acid Ireatment of Apatites. H. Morgan, J. Elliott and P. Anderson. Abstract in J. Dent. Res. 1997, 76, 1083.
  • Preparation of Bulk Stoichiometric Hydroxyapatite. J. Elliott, S. Dowker, H. Morgan and P. Anderson. BSDR Conference, Brighton, April 7-10, 1997.
  • Novel System to Study Demineralization Process in Packed Apatite Powders. H. Morgan, J. Elliott and S. Dowker. Poster at the BSDR Conference, Brighton, April 7-10, 1997.
  • Dissolution Rate as a Function of Depth of Acid Overlying Packed Apatite. H. Morgan, J. Elliott and S. Dowker. Abstract in J. Dent. Res. 1997, 76, 1081.
  • Making Ceramic Powders from Molten Salts. Y. Du, D. Inman and H. Morgan, Materials World, August 1996, 458.
  • A Novel Preparation of Calcia Fully Stabilised Zirconia from Molten Alkali-Metal Nitrate. H. Morgan, B. Durand, F. Chassagneux and D. Inman, J. Mater. Chem., 1996, 6(3), 495.
  • Preparation of Yttria-Doped Zirconia Powder from Molten Salts. Z. Zhao, H. Morgan and D. Inman. Rare Metals, 1995, 14, 2, 91.
  • Zirconia Formation by Reactions of Zirconium Sulfate in Molten Alkali-Metal Nitrates or Nitrites. H. Morgan, B. Durand, F. Chassagneux, D. Kerridge and D. Inman, J. Mater. Chem., 1994, 4(8), 1331.
  • Preparation of Yttria-Doped Zirconia Powder from Molten Salts. Z. Zhao, H. Morgan and D. Inman. Proceedings of the Fifth China-Japan Bilateral Conference on Molten Salts Chemistry and Technology, Kuning, China, 28th Sept. to 2nd Oct. 1994, 126-129.

Published in Kingston University

·         Heba Elmedlou, Huda Morgan, (supervisor), Identification of the antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial compounds in a selected type of date-fruits known as (Phoenix dactylifera). MPharm final year project report, June 2019 Kingston University.

·         Sarah Namuk, Huda Morgan, (supervisor). What are the antioxidants and antiseptics present in dates fruits that could be used as a possible cancer prevention therapy? BSc summer internship project report, July 2019 Kingston University.

·         Yostina Ishak, Huda Morgan, (supervisor). Dates as anti-cancer prevention drugs/cancer-therapy. MPharm summer internship project report, July 2018, Kingston University.

·         Bugrahan Bulut, Huda Morgan (supervisor). Could eating dates prevent cancer? BSc final year project report, July 2018 Kingston University.

·         Aonss Hadi, Huda Morgan, (supervisor). Dates as anti-cancer prevention drugs/cancer-therapy. BSc summer internship project report, July 2017 Kingston University.

Papers in Preparations:

·         Fingerprinting of Beverages/Liquids, A. Augousti, J. Mason and H. Morgan.

·         Preparation of Homogenous Nano-Sized ZrO2-Y2O3 Solid Solution Crystallites from Molten Alkali Nitrates and Nitrites. H. Morgan, B. Durand and D. Inman

·         Processing of Polyaniline Blends/Composites. H. Morgan, P. Foot, & A. Farid.

·         Preparation of Novel Superconductors from Salts. H. Morgan and D. Inman.

Assisted Publications:

·         New Lightweight Biomaterials, E. Drillet, STAGE project, 2004

·         Conducting polyaniline, E. Campbell, 2004

·         Conducting Thiophenes, C. Pratt, Kingston University, 2000

Professional practice, knowledge exchange and impact

Awards, Professional Memberships, Certificates and CPDs

1.      SFHEA Advance HE (The Higher Education Academy) October 2019

2.      FHEA Advance HE (The Higher Education Academy), 2017

3.      Member of ATHENA-SWAN committee, December 2018

4.      Member of Network for Equality Champions (NEC's), July 2019

5.      MRSC of The Royal Society of Chemistry, London 2016

6.      TEFL Teaching English as Foreign Language Award by UK-TEFL, 2013

7.      PGCHE-Supervising Research Students certificate, Kingston University 2003.

8.      Member of the UK Society of Biomaterials UKSB, 2000

9.      Member of the UK Nanotechnology and Nanoscience, UK 2003

10.  Workshops for SFHEA of Advance HE (Higher Education Academy), 2019

11.  Workshops for FHEA of Advance HE (the Higher Education Academy), 2017

12.  Teaching Observation Training for Teaching Observers, January 2019

13.  Athena SWAN member, December 2018

14.  Health and Safety, September 2018

15.  Annual Festival of Learning (FoL) KU conference, 2017 and 2018

16.  General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), 2018

17.  Winning Research Grant Funding, June 2018

18.  Refresher for Supervisors of Research Students, May 2018

19.  Ongoing training on canvas, SEAts, Unified, SITS, OSIS, Turnitin, Clearing

20.  MRSC of the Royal Society of Chemistry, 2016

21.  Member of the UK Biomaterial Society, 2012

22.  TEFL-UK-Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, 2013

23.  PGCHE-Supervising Research Students Module, Kingston University, 2003

24.  Applications to EPSRC, Kingston University, 2002

25.  Maximizing your Management Potential, 2002

26.  Influencing and Negotiating Skills and Project Management Kingston, 2002

27.  Save a Life, Kingston University, 1998

28.  Health and Safety, The Royal London Hospital Medical College, 1996

29.  SERC/CRAC-Graduate, Durham University, 1993

Leadership and management

I completed an online course on new academic leaders strategies for success and 20min mentoring course by Manga Publishing, harnessing diversity, and other Continuous Staff Development (CPD). 

I am a Certified Mentor by the Royal Society of Chemistry, which is also recognised by UK National Mentoring Consortium and have mentored 12 academics, technical and PhD students. Currently, I am attending a Diversifying Leadership course by AdvanceHE (October 2021).

I am a PI for SADRAS and seven summer internship projects, a director of studies for one current PhD student, and for another on a GRS application.

Qualifications and expertise

  • Certificate of New Academic Leaders Strategies for Success, Magna Publishing
  • Certificate of 20Min Mentoring, Magna Publishing
  • Certificate of Mentoring, The Royal Society of Chemistry, UK National Mentoring Consortium