RootWave’s Chisom Akujobi wins Top 50 Women in Engineering award!

At RootWave we have a talented and diverse team, and we are immensely proud that our colleague Chisom Akujobi has been named winner of the Women’s Engineering Society’s (WES) Top 50 Women in Engineering for 2023

Chisom was nominated for her work as a Power Electronics Engineer developing RootWave’s patented high frequency electrical weed control technology for agricultural applications.

Chisom, who joined RootWave in November 2021, said: “I am so pleased to be recognised for this incredible award. My special thanks go to the team at RootWave for creating an amazing work environment which encourages people to achieve heights both in their career and on personal levels.”

Make safety seen

The 2023 Top 50 Women in Engineering Awards celebrate the women engineers who are engaged in safety and security and who #MakeSafetySeen. RootWave’s patents relate to safety, as its high frequency waveforms are intrinsically safer than others used in the field.

Chisom has played a key role in applying this technology to new products and markets. In an interview for RootWave’s newsletter last year she spoke about her pride in working for a game-changing company, and the positive support she’s received from her team mates.

RootWave has a diverse team, with engineers from many different backgrounds. When commenting on her award, Chisom was keen to recognise her female colleagues within the company.

She said: “I would love to give a special shout out to my fellow women at RootWave; Laura Wrench , our Head of people; Paula Daley-Allan our Finance Manager; Stefanie Murray our Project Engineer; Colette Baker our Senior Software Engineer; Rashmitha Nair, our Software Engineer, Mariam Roy; our Embedded software test Engineer and Susan Ademusire, Supply and Logistics, who are doing the best work to create chemical-free weed control products that are safe for humans, the environment and animals.” More information is about WES is available at, and more information about RootWave’s projects at

Some of RootWave’s women engineers (l to r) Mariam Roy, Colette Baker, Susan Ademusire, and Chisom Akujobi