Department of Chemistry

Department of Chemistry University of Oxford

Francesco Ibba takes his research to Westminster

Francesco Ibba takes his research to Westminster

Francesco is attending Parliament to present his findings to politicians and expert judges as part of STEM for Britain 2020. Originally from Genova (Italy), 29, is a final year PhD student at the University of Oxford in the Gouverneur group. Francesco's poster describing his research on fluorine chemistry will be judged against fellow scientists' research in the only national competition of its kind. "I am thrilled to take part to this wonderful initiative, I believe that a crucial aspect of doing research is to popularize science and make it accessible to everyone. I am looking forward to share my passion for chemistry during my day in Westminster."
The final of the 2020 STEM for BRITAIN event will take place at the Attlee Suite, Portcullis House, Westminster on Monday 9th March 2020. The Attlee Suite is named after Clement Attlee, the first Labour Prime Minister and University of Oxford alumni, who was responsible for establishing the Welfare State. "This annual competition is an important date in the parliamentary calendar because it gives MPs an opportunity to speak to a wide range of the country's best young researchers."
"These early career engineers, mathematicians and scientists are the architects of our future and STEM for BRITAIN is politicians' best opportunity to meet them and understand their work."
The Parliamentary and Scientific Committee runs the event in collaboration with the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Institute of Physics, the Royal Society of Biology, The Physiological Society, the Council for the Mathematical Sciences, and the Nutrition Society with financial support from the Clay Mathematics Institute, United Kingdom Research and Innovation, Warwick Manufacturing Group, Society of Chemical Industry, Institute of Biomedical Science, the Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research, the Biochemical Society, Biotherapy Services Ltd, IEEE Communications Society and the Comino Foundation.
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