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 also co-founded by Professor Uchegbu. Nanomerics is a pharmaceutical nanotechnology company specialising 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 Royal Society of Chemistry’s Emerging Technologies Competition 2017 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, the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences Innovative Science Award 2016 and 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 cited more than 8600 times. Ijeoma’s research has been featured on BBC Woman’s Hour and more recently in The Guardian.