Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering



Meet our alumni

Read our interviews with former students to see the wide range of careers they ended up in.

From plans and prospects on graduation day looking back at their studies many years later, find out where a degree in Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering has taken these alumni.

Graduation Day Interviews

We caught up with students on their graduation day, asking them about their plans for life after UCL and what they've learned from their degrees. 

Read the full article to hear from eight different alumni with career paths that range from the International Space Station, to medical technology companies, to professional dancing.

Graduation Day Interviews

PhD Alumni Spotlight 

Dr Emma Biondetti

Dr Emma Biondetti 

Emma Biondetti is a Postdoctoral Researcher in Quantitative Magnetic Resonance Imaging who completed her PhD in 2019 on MRI Physics. We caught up with her just over a year later to talk about her career and plans for the future, as well as her thoughts on her time at UCL.

"Studying for a PhD at UCL has been extremely important for my current career, as the Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering department — and UCL in general — are world-renowned for MRI research.
Thanks to this central role of UCL researchers in the MRI scientific community, I developed an excellent professional network early on, I had the opportunity of attending high-quality talks delivered by experts in my field several times per month, and, in general, I was exposed to the most recent innovations in my field."

To learn about Emma's current work and background or read her advice for anyone considering a PhD, read Emma's story.


Medical Physics Alumni Spotlight

Esther Uwannah

Esther Uwannah is a Radiation Safety Physicist who graduated from our Medical Physics MSci programme in 2015.

Esther was featured in a 2020 issue of Stylist magazine, and we reached out to catch up with her and find out where her career has taken her since her days with us at UCL.

She shared her advice on achieving work-life balance, explained how her degree was fundamental to her career (and getting her dream job), and discussed how she strives to make her mark outside of work: by inspiring young people through school outreach and redefining norms of what a "typical scientist" looks like. 

You can read Esther's interview on page 14 of our 2020 Annual Report.

Alumni janet cheung

Janet Cheung
Job: Systems Engineer, Medtronic
Graduated: MSc in Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, 2017

Read Janet's story 

Alumni Ryan Lamb
Ryan Lamb
Job: Management Consultant, KMPG
Graduated: MSc Physics and Engineering in Medicine (Medical Image Computing), 2015

Read Ryan's story


Alumni Zihua Su
Zihua Su
Job: Vice President, Beijiing Aerospace Changfeng Co Ltd
Graduated: PhD Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, 2008

Read Zihua's story


Alumni Maria Boutros
Maria Boutros
Job: Physicist, UCLH
Graduated: BSc Physics with Medical Physics, 2001

Read Maria's story


Alumni events

Lucia Albelda Gimeno
Six of our Biomedical Engineering alumni returned to UCL in January 2020 to meet with current students, advising and inspiring them to pursue a career in one of the many areas a Biomedical Engineering graduate can enter. Read about our most recent alumni-student mixer event here.

We held our first-ever alumni mixer event on 11 October 2018, Iwith a keynote address from former Head of Department Professor David Delpy and some fantastic speeches from alumni Callum Gillies (on his career proton therapy physics), Peter Bruton (the role of the technical consultant), and Marina Melero Bernal – a final-year MEng Biomedical Engineering student at the time, and winner of the Adobe Research Women in Technology Scholarship 2018.

Want to get involved in our next alumni event? Get in touch and let us know: Email medphys.events@ucl.ac.uk

Alumni resources

When you graduate from UCL Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering, you will be entering a community of alumni around the world. Stay in touch with them through our department's LinkedIn group, which is open only to our students, staff and alumni. Join here: 

You can also 

Join the UCL Alumni Online Community

All students and alumni are invited to join an exclusive social network only for members of the UCL community. Registration is simple, and you can use your LinkedIn account to sync your professional details with your UCL profile. Once you have registered, you can search the alumni directory for a potential mentor from our pool of experienced alumni — or become a mentor yourself. You can also view jobs posted by members of the UCL alumni community, or post your own jobs to recruit talented graduates for your company.

Make the most of your online community, by connecting with experienced professionals all over the world and strengthening your personal network.

To register and connect with your alumni community please go to uclalumnicommunity.org

UCL Alumni Resources

UCL has a dedicated Development and Alumni Relations Office (DARO), and lots of resources available for former students on the UCL Alumni Page.