Applied Chemistry PhD student Ms Eseoghene Umukoro was awarded a 2016 L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Fellowship at a ceremony held in Sandton. The fellowships seek to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of women in science who are on the cutting edge of research in their fields.
Umukoro was one of 14 female scientists from across Sub-Saharan Africa to be honoured for their work and impact in the scientific field. This year, about 319 applications from 26 countries were received indicating the competitiveness of the award, the increasing awareness of the fellowship programme and its commitment to advancing women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
Umukoro’s doctoral research under the supervision of Prof Omotayo Arotiba and Prof Catherine Ngila is titled: Experimental and computational study of the electrochemical and photo-electrochemical oxidation of organic pollutants at carbon based-semiconductor composite electrodes.