Dr Megan Grainger is currently a lecturer (Analytical and Environmental Chemistry) at the University of Waikato. Megan previously worked at Analytica Laboratories, firstly setting up the ICP-MS suite before moving to the Honey Division as a technologist, then as team leader, before becoming Operations Manager of the Foods Division. While completing her Bachelors and Masters Degrees, Megan was employed to help in the ICP-MS suite at the University of Waikato. She has used both Perkin Elmer and Agilent ICP-MS.
Megan’s main research interests are honey and bee research and she has over 13 years in the manuka honey field. Her research currently covers a range of topics and is often closely linked to industry. Her involvement in trace elements is mainly with fingerprinting (e.g. automotive glass, honey) and heavy metal determination in food and water. She uses both ICP-MS and LA-ICP-MS, and along with Amanda French has dabbled in nanoparticle analysis.