Professor Ogur received his PhD in Engineering from University of Warwick in 2007. He is a Chartered Engineer and Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (UK). Prior to joining the Technical University of Kenya in 2011, Prof. Ogur worked as a Research Fellow at the Warwick Manufacturing Group in the University of Warwick and as a Scientist/Engineer with Proctor and Gamble GmbH in Frankfurt, Germany.
Since 2014, Prof. Ogur worked as the Director, Centre for Engineering Innovation and Production (CEIP). The CEIP’s core purpose is to build capacity through Competency Based Education and Training (CBET) in the area of advanced manufacturing technologies such as Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine operation and maintenance, Reverse Engineering, Rapid Prototyping, Automation and Control. He has over 40 journal publications, a book on Polymer Processing with Supercritical Fluids and has filed six patents with the Kenya Industrial Property Institute. Prof. Ogur has received from the National Commission for Science Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) research awards in Biofuels, Solid Waste Management, Renewable Energy and Recycling of Materials.
Prof. Ogur has extensive academic and practical knowledge of TVET reform strategies, pilot implementation, design, development, assessment and implementation of different methodologies concerning CBET, Vocational Education and Training (VET), life-long learning and training of trainers. He has been providing advice, consultations and technical assistance in the education and VET systems with strong experience in the elaboration, piloting and evaluation of training curriculum for different target groups and formal and non-formal educational systems.
Throughout his career, Prof. Ogur has proven that he understands how to organize and inspire talented teams of people to achieve excellence in significant areas that advance the organization to higher levels through understanding the value in having diverse perspectives as part of a team and how to engage all in contributing to the successful fulfilment of vision and goals.