Race Equality at UCL

Professor Ijeoma Uchegbu is Professor of Pharmaceutical Nanoscience at the UCL School of Pharmacy, in addition to being UCL’s Pro-Vice Provost for Africa, the Middle East as well as Chief Scientific Officer of Nanomerics Ltd. Nanomerics is a UCL spin out company, which was founded by Ijeoma and Andreas G. Schatzlein. Nanomerics recently licensed NM133 to Iacta Pharmaceuticals and NM127 to Virpax Pharmaceuticals. Nanomerics also recently won first prize for its Molecular Envelope Technology at the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Emerging Technologies Competition 2017 in the Health category.

Ijeoma has been awarded various prizes for her work, notably in the UK Department for Business ‘Innovation Skill’s Women of Outstanding Achievement’ in the Science Engineering and Technology award, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s ‘Pharmaceutical Scientist of the Year 2012’ and the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences ‘Innovative Science Award 2016’. Ijeoma 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. Ijeoma is the editor of three books, a named inventor on 11 granted patents and has authored over 180 peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters. Ijeoma’s research has been featured on BBC Woman’s Hour and more recently in The Guardian.