Dr Woei Ping Cheng joined the Department of Pharmacy at University of Hertfordshire, UK as a senior lecturer in pharmaceutics in Jan 2009. Prior to obtaining her PhD in 2005, she was a lecturer at the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, The Robert Gordon University, UK. She obtained 1st class BSc(Hons) Pharmacy and PhD from University of Strathclyde, UK. Her research interest is in the use of novel self-assembling polymers for the delivery of challenging therapeutic agens such as hydrophobic drugs, proteins and siRNA. She is the chairperson of UK-Ireland Controlled Release Society (UKICRS) and editotial board member of Drug Delivery Letters. She had been invited to chair and speak in a number of national and international scientific conferences. She holds 3 patents, publishes one book chapter and more than 25 peer-reviewed papers and conference abstracts. Her research is supported bu industry, charity and UK research council.