Professor Ijeoma Uchegbu
Professor Uchegbu is Professor of Pharmaceutical Nanoscience at UCL School of Pharmacy. She is also UCL’s Pro-Vice Provost for Africa and The Middle East and Chief Scientific Officer of Nanomerics Ltd., a UCL spin out company which she also co-founded. Nanomerics is a pharmaceutical nanotechnology company that specialises in drug delivery solutions for poorly water-soluble drugs, nucleic acids and peptides. The company won first prize for its Molecular Envelope Technology at the 2017 Royal Society of Chemistry’s Emerging Technologies Competition in the Health category.
Professor Uchegbu has been awarded various prizes for her work, notably the UK Department for Business Innovation Skills' Women of Outstanding Achievement in Science Engineering and Technology award, and the 2016 Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences Innovative Science award. She was named the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s Pharmaceutical Scientist of the Year 2012. Professor Uchegbu was elected to the Controlled Release Society College of Fellows in 2013 and was made an Eminent Fellow of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2013. She is the editor of three books, a named inventor on 11 granted patents and has authored over 120 peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters which have been cited more than 8600 times. Professor Uchegbu's research has been featured on BBC Woman’s Hour and more recently in The Guardian.