Member Spotlight

Dr. Joyner Eke

Research Scientist at Thermofisher Scientific
Member since 2021


“I am passionate about creating a world that we can hand over to future generations.”

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Describe your job in one sentence.

I work with ThermoFisher Scientific where I carry out research and development activities that lead to the production of new technologies in the purification and pharmaceutical analytics sector.

What do you consider to be your most important career achievement or milestone?

Leaving my country as a young lady and venturing into a new environment and being able to acquire a doctorate in chemical engineering! When I look back on where I started, I am really proud of what I have achieved so far.

What do you aspire to accomplish in your career and why?

Growing up, I always aspired to use my problem-solving abilities to solve global problems, especially related to health. At the end of my career, I would love to be able to say that my actions led to specific solutions to some age-old problems experienced by humans.

Describe an amazing opportunity in your STEM career.

Joining a team of passionate scientists at work where we collaborate to develop products that help people has been one of the most amazing experiences in my STEM career. This is because I get to immediately see the impact of the research being done.

How was AWIS helped you professionally and/or personally?

AWIS has provided a safe space for me. Seeing successful people with similar challenges and experiences share their success stories has been inspiring. Knowing that I have a network of strong, brilliant, and amazing women cheering me on as I make headway in my career is really reassuring.

What are you currently reading or listening to?

The Undefeated Mind: On the Science of Constructing an Indestructible Self by Alex Lickerman

What do you consider the best professional or personal advice you’ve ever received?

Never say NO to yourself, let other people say NO. Most times the only thing stopping you is your mind.

About Dr. Eke: My predilections for fixing problems and finding quick solutions to difficult situations developed at an early age. It was natural for me to venture into the STEM field. My bachelor’s and doctorate degrees are in chemical engineering. I am a curious lab rat with a passion for research. I enjoy generating new ideas and devising feasible solutions to broadly relevant problems. I am passionate about creating a world that we can hand over to future generations. My motto in life is to be kind.

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