Bioengineering Society

Imperial College London

Who are we?

The society, the committee and the members

About us

Since its founding, the Bioengineering Society has grown from strength to strength with a strong sense of community amongst all its 700 members. The activities for our members include social activities, wellbeing events and industrial opportunities, allowing our members to settle in and enjoy university life whilst obtaining valuable contacts for the future. Bioengineering is a rapidly developing industry and we aim to provide an atmosphere to keep our students comfortable throughout their studies. More information on the department can be found here.

  • Ranked eighth best university in the world

    Imperial College is one of the world’s leading Bioengineering Institutes, as well as being ranked eighth best in the world. Bioengineering is a rapidly developing industry. Along with providing crucial academic skills, our society aims to create an environment that gives unique opportunities, which can boost and improve our members’ career prospects. We organise several skill learning seminars during the year, as well as introducing our members to a vast number of companies via the career’s talks and our annual Bioengineering Careers Fair.

  • We are a student elected, student based society

    We provide our students with excellent social events, allowing them to interact with the whole department as well wellbeing events, including Arts & Crafts, Movie Nights, and sports days. Examples of events held are:

    ICBE Quiz Night - In the heart of the Royal School of Mines Imperial College Bioengineering Society organise a Pub Quiz for the entire department, with only 100 tickets available we sell out quickly. An evening full of topical questions, humour and teaming up with department staff. Food and drink provided are provided at the event as well as a chance to meet and talk to alumni, all for a small entry fee.

    Christmas Dinner - Our christmas dinner, situated off campus at exclusive venues is one of the biggest social events of the year. Over 300 Tickets, a 3 course dinner with drinks and an after party. A chance to let your hair down and celebrate the end of first term with some of your favourite lecturers.

  • From the lab to the workplace

    We hold Annual Careers Fairs, an exclusive meet and greet with companies from a variety of industries, including Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Consultancy as well as Start-Ups. This is a fantastic opportunity to network and enquire about Summer Internships, Year in Industry Placements, Graduate Recruitment and Sponsorship.

    Our first Careers Fair began in 2012 and has grown from strength to strength with an increasing number of companies attending, and has now been opened up to Mechanical Engineering Students and Electronic Engineering Students increasing the exposure to over 1000 students.

Elias Rabbat

President

Hi I’m Elias and I’m looking forward to being the President of the Bioengineering Society for one more year! I am French-Lebanese, and am currently in my fourth and last year at Imperial researching a new way of sorting cancer cells.

Ioana Eșanu

Vice President

I’m Ioana ‘The Iguana’ and I am super excited to be Vice-President! I hope our team will contribute to another great year in the Department of Bioengineering.

Daniel Duffill

Secretary

Yo! I am Daniel Duffill, 3rd year Biomedical Engineer and the society's secretary. I'll help organise the society, merchandise and make sure events and projects take place. Feel free to email me/us any questions you may have. See you all around!

Yacout Rtel Bennani

Treasurer

Hey I am Yacout, I am the Bioeng Soc treasurer this year! I am a third year biomolecular student, I love baking even if I suck at it and you can easily spot me in RSM with my hair. Feel free to contact me if you have any question!

Ciara Gibbs

Academic & Technical Events Coordinator

Hi! I'm Ciara, and am excited to be Academic Events Coordinator this year! I plan to hold workshops in key technical skills and provide more info about research careers. Feel free to send me a message or email for event suggestions!

Sara Ghorayeb

Industrial Events Coordinator

Hello everyone! I am Sara, your industrial events coordinator for 2021/2022. I am a 3rd year Molecular Bioengineering student. I love the mountains, the ocean, and any activity related to these. I will be organizing events that best prepare you to tackle your career as a bioengineer! If you have any questions or suggestions, do not hesitate to shoot us a message!

Ayoush Srivastava

Wellbeing Events Coordinator

Hey everyone, my name is Ayoush, and I’ll be your Wellbeing Events Coordinator this year! I’m looking forward to organising fun and relaxing events and of course, feel free to contact me about any suggestions or any questions you have.

Miguel Mestre

Publicity Officer

Hi! I am Miguel, the Bioeng Soc Publicity Officer for 2021/22 I am a third year Biomolecular student. I am passionate about travelling, photography, musical theatre and social media. Feel free to contact me.

Athina Dendri

Social Events Coordinator

Hi everyone! I am Athina, I am Greek and currently a 4th year Biomedical Engineering student. This year, I will be one of your Social Events Coordinators, and I very much look forward to welcoming all of you to our society and organising fun events throughout the year.

Santiago Campo

Sponsors Liaison

I am your sponsorship liaison and despite coronavirus outbreak we will do our best to provide you with the industrial events this year. Feel free to contact me if you need anything or want to chat and ask questions about your first year at Imperial.

Carolina Pinho

Social Events Coordinator

Hi Carolina here! I am Portuguese and a 4th year student of Biomedical Engineering. As a newbie of Bioeng Soc I am excited to get events back up and running after all the lockdowns. Be sure we are ready to come back strong with year long socials, cannot wait!

Ivan Busha

Webmaster

Hello Everyone! I am Ivan, 4th Year Biomedical Engineering Student. Here for the encore as the webmaster of this society. Feel free to message about anything, university related or just to chat.