Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering


Inaugural Lecture Series 2023-24: Professor Marco Endrizzi

20 March 2024, 5:30 pm–7:30 pm


This event is free.

Event Information

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UCL Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering


Sir Ambrose Fleming Lecture Theatre (G06)
Robert's Building
Torrington Place

Seeing through: My journey with X-rays for creating images and building new instruments


In this lecture I will talk about my academic journey, starting from when I developed a passion for X-ray imaging techniques, through becoming part of the Advanced X-ray Imaging group at UCL where phase contrast techniques have been pioneered and developed for nearly two decades, until now. Through a small collection of examples and short stories, I will show how this passion has provided me with the opportunity to learn about fundamentals of Optics and Radiation Physics, to travel around the world and to design and build unique instruments. I will conclude with an outlook of future directions, through the two main projects I am involved in at present, the National Research Facility for laboratory-based X-ray Computed Tomography and the new satellite group at the Francis Crick Institute.

The lecture will run from 17:30 - 18:30, with a drinks reception from 18:30 - 20:00. This event is open to the public, as well as all UCL staff and students.

Live Streaming

This will be an in-person event and open to the public, if you are unable to attend the UCL campus on Wednesday 20th March, please register for the online stream via Zoom below.

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About Professor Marco Endrizzi

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Marco graduated in Applied Physics from the University of Pisa in 2008 and obtained a PhD in Physics from the University of Siena in 2011. He moved to London in 2012 when he joined the Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering at University College London as a postdoctoral researcher.

He secured a Marie-Curie career integration grant in 2012 and a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowship in 2015 that supported his activities on laboratory-based X-ray dark-field microscopy and microtomography. His contributions include a method, now UCL-proprietary, for X-ray dark-field imaging under incoherent illumination and hence suitable for laboratory settings as it is compatible with standard X-ray tubes.  Since November 2020 Marco is co-Director of the National Research Facility for lab-based X-ray Computed Tomography (NXCT), and in September 2023 he joined The Francis Crick Institute as a satellite group leader.

Professorial Inaugural Lecture Series 2023-24

This lecture is part of the UCL Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering 2023-24 Professorial Inaugural Lecture series. The series provides an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the achievements of our professors who are undertaking research and scholarship of international significance.  

All of our inaugural lectures are free to attend and open to all. You don't have to be a UCL staff member or student to come along.

Lectures begin at 17:30 and are typically one hour long. A drinks reception will follow, to which everyone is welcome to join. We look forward to meeting you at one of our events!


Please note photographs and recordings taken at this event may be included in future publications, on our website and on social media. You will have the opportunity to opt out at the event. If you have any questions, please contact medphys.comms@ucl.ac.uk


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