STEM Education for African Girls

Ibraheem Badejo, Ph.D


Board of Trustees

Ibraheem (Ib) leverages his expertise in smart materials and biomaterials to support the medical device sector of Johnson & Johnson. From 2010 to 2013, Ib was a Research Fellow at Global Surgery Group of Johnson & Johnson, where he was responsible for external and front-end innovations and intellectual property for Ethicon Biosurgery. From 2006 to 2010, he was the Director of Applied Research & New Technology Assessment of novel biomaterials. Prior to that, he was the Chief Scientist of Closure Medical Corp (acquired by Johnson & Johnson in 2005). Ib has held various positions at Bayer, North Carolina State University, and the College of Charleston. He currently serves as an Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Drexel University.

During his career, Ibraheem has led teams in the development of commercialized biomaterials-based products and new technology / products licensed or acquired. Ib received his PhD in organic chemistry from the University of Toledo, where he was the Robert Whiteford Memorial Scholar for Outstanding Graduate Research and a Petroleum Research Fund Fellow. Ib received the Science Alumni Award, Avila University in 2014. Ib is also the recipient of 24 US patents, he’s also well published in many peer review journals.

Ib spends some of his spare time meeting the needs of others and giving back to the world. He has participated and led mission trips – rural North Carolina, Mexico, Kenya, Haiti, Trinidad and Tobago and also serves in Boston Rescue Mission – meeting the needs of homeless in the Boston. He currently serves as board of trustee of Avila University, board member of MedShare – a not for profit medical mission organization, member of the executive committee and board member of Southeast Medical Device Association (SEMDA) and M2D2. He also supports Coulter Foundation Programs at Georgia Tech / Emory Univ, Drexel Univ, Univ of Michigan, Univ of Pittsburgh and the Science Center – QED Program on advisory role.