Glasgow scientist presents at UK Parliament

Published: 15 March 2012

Phd researcher, Mohd Hafiz Ismail presented his research to politicians in Westminster this week.

Mohd Hafiz  Mohd Hafiz Ismail, 29, a postgraduate (PhD) researcher at University of Glasgow, attended the UK Parliament on Monday 12 March to present his science to a range of politicians and a panel of expert judges, as part of SET for Britain.

Hafiz’s poster on research about generating optimum size droplets for drug delivery application using surface acoustic waves was judged against dozens of other scientists’ research in the only national competition of its kind.

On presenting his science in Parliament, he said, “Being accepted by the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee is an honor for me.

“This provides great opportunities for me not only to compete nationally for prestigious awards but also to present my research project to a wide range of audiences as well as engaging with other early career researchers for future collaborative projects.”

Andrew Miller MP, Chairman of the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee, said, “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 scientists are the architects of our future and SET for Britain is politicians’ best opportunity to meet them and understand their work.”

The Parliamentary and Scientific Committee run the event in collaboration with The Royal Academy of Engineering, The Institute of Physics, the Society of Biology, The Royal Society of Chemistry, the Physiological Society, the Wellcome Trust and the Society of Chemical Industry, with financial support from BP, Airbus/EADS, The Institution of Engineering and Technology, AgChem Access, Oxford Instruments, IBMS and GE Hitachi. 

First published: 15 March 2012

<< Mar