Michael Ruddlesden joined Inclusive Business Lab in Spring 2017. A medical physics graduate, he is set on breaking down the barriers between academia and the public. His passion for STEM was ignited whilst working in the Department of Medicine at the University of Cambridge, aged just 16. He is pursuing a PhD in Biomedical Engineering at Queen Mary University of London, interfacing laser physics with chemistry and nanotechnology, focusing on optical sensors and instrumentation.
A passionate scientific communicator, Michael loves helping open the world of STEM up to members of the public, inspiring younger students to nurture a thirst for knowledge. He ran the City of the Future activity as part of the STEM+ Leadership Week 2017, introducing students to the challenges of renewable energy and urban planning.
He is IBL’s resident videographer, conducting interviews with students and experts across the globe. As well as his STEM pursuits, Michael is a keen musician, regularly performing across the UK and Europe as part of a 10-piece hip-hop ensemble.