Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering


UCL Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering research presented at STEM for BRITAIN 2022

7 March 2022

Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering Researchers participated in STEM for BRITAIN which took place at the House of Commons.

Adam and Oriol posing at STEM for Britain

The department was delighted to have two of its research community participating at the prestigious STEM for BRITAIN event which took place on Monday 7th March 2022 at the House of Commons.

Oriol Roche I Morgo, a PhD Candidate and Dr Adam Szmul, a Research Fellow with CIMIC, were shortlisted from hundreds of applicants to appear in Parliament where they presented their research to a range of politicians and a panel of expert judges.

Oriol standing with his poster
On presenting his research on the strengths of structured illumination x-ray phase contrast imaging for visualising features often unseen by traditional imaging, Oriol said
“this event is a fantastic opportunity to connect with policymakers and industrial representatives about the importance of research. It is wonderful to see our work recognised at a high level, and I hope it means that support and funding are available for scientists everywhere.”

Adam Standing with his Poster
Adam presented his research on Artificial Intelligence to Improve Proton Beam Therapy Delivery in Children with Cancer and said, 
"It is a great honour to be selected to present our work for the policy makers and industrial representatives. I always greatly appreciated any opportunity to reach the public about our research, and the House of Commons is the head of the public. I hope to raise awareness and highlight the importance of our research and its goals among our hosts.”

Chair of the Engineering judging panel, Professor Mary Ryan FREng, said:

“It is always a thrill to see the sheer variety of high-quality engineering projects and to meet so many great young researchers who want their work to make its mark and who present their work with such skill and enthusiasm. “It has never been more important for us, as engineers, to engage with policy makers and explain the ways in which our work can contribute to the UK’s competitiveness and prosperity. The STEM for Britain competition provides a fantastic showcase for the rising stars of engineering in the heart of Westminster.”
Oriol with Neil Coyle MP
Oriol with his MP, Neil Coyle. Image taken by John Deehan Photography and the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee


STEM for BRITAIN is a poster competition which takes place in the House of Commons annually involving approximately 120 early stage or early career researchers and is judged by professional and academic experts.  All presenters are entered into either the engineering, the biological and biomedical sciences, the physical sciences (chemistry), the physical sciences (physics) session, or the mathematics session, depending on the researcher’s specialism. 

The competition is open to early stage or early career researchers, which includes university research students, postgraduates, research assistants, postdocs, research fellows, newly-appointed lecturers, part-time and mature students, returners, those people embarking on a second career, and their equivalent in national, public sector and industrial laboratories, and appropriate final year undergraduate and MSc students, all of whom are engaged in scientific, engineering, technological or medical research.