Prof. Emmanuel Iwuoha

Prof. Emmanuel Iwuoha Emmanuel Iwuoha is the South African Research Chair Initiative (SARChI) Chair (Tier 1) for NanoElectrochemistry and Sensor Technology and a Senior (Distinguished) Professor of Chemistry at the University of Western Cape (UWC). He received the University of Western Cape Vice Chancellor’s Distinguished Researcher Award for 2015. He was a finalist in the 18th National Science and Technology Forum (NSTF)-SOUTH 32 AWARDS 2015/16 which recognises excellence within the science, engineering, technology and innovation (SETI) community. Prof Iwuoha is an electrochemist whose research work relates to the designing and production of smart materials (polymeric, dendritic and graphenated composite systems; as well as, multi-metal nanoalloys and chalcogenide quantum dots) for application in sensors, electroanalysis and energy-generating systems. He is the Founder and Director of SensorLab™ (UWC Sensor Research Laboratories) since 2002, and the research centre’s team comprised 8 Academic staff, 7 Postdoctoral Fellows, 34 PhDs and 20 MSc in 2017. Prof Iwuoha has supervised 51 PhD and 52 MSc graduates. He has more than 239 ISI-cited journal publications, book and encyclopaedia chapters. In addition, he is currently in the editorial board of Bioelectrochemistry, the official journal of the Bioelectrochemical Society, served in the editorial board of several journals and recently was a Special Issue Editor of Journal of Nano Research Volume 44 (2016) on “Nanomaterials for electrocatalysis and electrochemical energy applications“. Among many others, Prof Iwuoha has gave Plenary Lectures at the 1995 Heyrovsky Discussions, Prague; the 4th World Biosensor Congress of 1996 in Bangkok; the Caribbean Conference of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering of 2001 in Havana, Cuba; the 5th Southern and Eastern African Network of Analytical Chemist Conference (SEANAC 2014), Mombasa, Kenya, 9–13 June, 2014; and the 81st Prague Meeting on Macromolecules (81 PMM): Polymer Optoelectronic, 20-14 September 2017, Prague, Czech Republic. Some recent Keynote Presentations he made include Electrochem 2015, Durham, UK, 13-15 September 2015; and the 16th International Conference on Electroanalysis (ESEAC 2016), Bath, UK, 12-16 June 2016; the 14th Topical Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry, Nanjing, China, 29 March-1 April 2014; International Conference on Polymer Composites (ICPC-2014), Surathkal, Mangalore, India, 19-20 December, 2014); and the 7th International Symposium on Macro- and Supra-molecular Architectures and Materials (MAM-2014), 23-27 November 2014, Johannesburg, South Africa.