Ijeoma Uchegbu is Professor of Pharmaceutical Nanoscience at the UCL School of Pharmacy, University College London (UCL), Pro-Vice Provost for Africa and The Middle East, UCL and Chief Scientific Officer of Nanomerics. She obtained her PhD from the School of Pharmacy, University of London in 1994. In 2015, Ijeoma became UCL’s Pro-Vice Provost for Africa and The Middle East. Nanomerics was founded in 2010 by Ijeoma and Andreas G. Schätzlein. Nanomerics is a specialtiy pharmaceutical company focused on exploiting pharmaceutical nanotechnology platforms for medicines development. Ijeoma 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 Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s Pharmaceutical Scientist of the Year 2012. Ijeoma was elected to the Controlled Release Society College of Fellows in 2013 and became an Eminent Fellow of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2013.