PROF. ERIC OKOTH OGUR


POSITION
CURRENT DESIGNATION: DIRECTOR - CENTRE FOR ENGINEERING INNOVATION AND PRODUCTION
OFFICE EMAIL: ericogur@kenpoly.ac.ke
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EDUCATION
Qualification Area of Specialization Institution Year
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PHD)DOCTOR OF PHYLOSOPHY (ENGINEERING)UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK (UNITED KINGDOM)2007
MASTERS OF SCIENCE (M.SC.)MASTERS OF SCIENCE (MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS ENGINEERING)UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK (UNITED KINGDOM)2003
HIGHER DIPLOMAHIGHER DIPLOMA IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERINGTHE KENYA POLYTECHNIC (KENYA)1996
WORK EXPERIENCE
Period Position Institution
2011 - 2015SENIOR LECTURERTECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF KENYA (KENYA)
2008 - 2009SCIENTIST/ENGINEERPROCTOR AND GAMBLE (GERMANY)
2007 - 2008RESEARCH FELLOWUNIVERSITY OF WARWICK (UNITED KINGDOM)
GENERAL STATEMENT ON RESEARCH AREA(S)
Cutting edge research on biofuels, renewable energy and their applications
CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
Title Area
Co- investigator – Production of Biodiesel from Waste Cooking Oil/Fat - under the 3rd Call for Women Scientists, National Council for Science and Technology – KSh. 2,000,000/=Biotechnology/Engineering
Co- innovator – Production of Bioparaffin from the Local Brew, chang’aa - under the 4th Call for Innovations, National Council for Science and Technology – KSh. 1,000,000/=Biochemistry/Engineering
Co- investigator – Utilization of Solid Municipal Waste (SMW) as an Alternative Energy Source - under the 5th Call for Women Scientists , National Commission for Science Technology and Innovation – KSh. 2,100,000/=Environmental Science and Engineering
Co- investigator – Enhanced Biogas Production through Co-digestion of Potato Peels and Fish Processing Residues in Informal Settlements - under the 5th Call for Women Scientists , National Commission for Science Technology and Innovation – KSh. 2,000,000/=Biochemistry and Engineering
Principal- innovator – Production of Alternative Derived Fuel from Waste Engine Oil - under the 5th Call for Innovations, National Commission for Science Technology and Innovation – KSh. 675,000/=Engineering
Co- investigator – Innovative Production of Particle Boards from Natural Fibres and Binders - under the 5th Call for Innovations, National Commission for Science Technology and Innovation – KSh. 675,000/=Composite Materials Engineering
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
- 1. Ogur, E.O. et al, (2004), Microcellular Foaming with Supercritical CO in Injection Moulding, Cellular Polymers, Vol.23, No. 1. http://staff.tukenya.ac.ke/index.php?r=hr/employeePublication/
- 2. Ogur, E.O. et al, (2008), Effect of Magnetic Field on the Distribution and Orientation of Magnetic Particles in Co-injection Moulding, Progress in Rubber, Plastics and Recycling Technology, Vol.24 No. 4. http://staff.tukenya.ac.ke/index.php?r=hr/employeePublication/
- 3. Smith, G.F., Goodship, V, Ogur E.O., Stidworthy P, (2008), Smart ‘in mould’ Manipulation of Materials, Plastics Rubber and Composites, Vol. 37, No: 2-4 http://staff.tukenya.ac.ke/index.php?r=hr/employeePublication
- 4. Ogur, E.O. and Mburu, J.K. (2013), Failure Analysis of a Bar Soap Extrusion Machine, International Journal of Engineering Research and Application, Vol.3, No: 6, pp. 624-629 http://staff.tukenya.ac.ke/index.php?r=hr/employeePublication
- 5. Ogur, E.O. and Ogola, W.O., (2013), The Role of Computers in Mechanical Engineering Education in Kenyan Universities, International Journal of Engineering and Science, Vol. 2, No: 11, pp. 77-81 http://staff.tukenya.ac.ke/index.php?r=hr/employeePublication
- 6. Ogur, E.O. and Irungu, P, (2013), Design of a Biogas Generator, International Journal of Engineering Research and Application, Vol. 3, No: 6, pp. 630-635 http://staff.tukenya.ac.ke/index.php?r=hr/employeePublication
- 7. Ogur, E.O. and Mbatia, S, (2013), Conversion of Kitchen Waste into Biogas, International Journal of Engineering and Science, Vol. 2, No: 11, pp. 70-76 http://staff.tukenya.ac.ke/index.php?r=hr/employeePublication
- 8. Ogur, E.O. et al, (2014), Performance Evaluation of Waste Vegetable Cooking Oil as Biodiesel, International Journal of Recent Development in Engineering and Technology, Vol. 3, No: 3, pp. 1-4 http://staff.tukenya.ac.ke/index.php?r=hr/employeePublication
- 9. Ogur, E.O. and Kariuki, S.M. (2014), Effect of Car Emissions on Human Health and the Environment, International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, Vol. 9, No: 21, pp. 11121 - 11128 http://staff.tukenya.ac.ke/index.php?r=hr/employeePublication
- 10. Ogur, E.O. and Ogola, W.O., (2015), Effect of Hydroxy Gas Enriched Fuel Combustion on the Performance of a Compression Ignition Engine, Kenya Journal of Technical and Vocational Education and Training, (Accepted, May 2015). http://staff.tukenya.ac.ke/index.php?r=hr/employeePublication
- 11. Ogur, E.O. and Mbatia, B.N., (2014), A Tank for Pre-treatment of Waste Oil/Fat in Biodiesel Production, Kenya Intellectual of Property Institute, KE/P/14/002141 http://staff.tukenya.ac.ke/index.php?r=hr/employeePublication
CURRENT POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS SUPERVISION
Name Project Title Period
Julius KiruiCutting Tool Optimization for Drilling Operations2014-2017
Rehema NdedaPrediction and Optimization of Thermal Spallation of Heterogeneous Brittle Rocks for Oil and Gas D2014-2017
Esther WanguiReliability Evaluation of Distribution Systems with Wind Power and PHEV’s 2014-2017
Jeremiah Masime Production Of Biodiesel Blend From Yellow Oleander Seed Oil And Biobutanol From Water Hyacinth Usi2014-2017
Gerald BwireDesign and Performance Evaluation of a Solar Powered Adsorption Refrigerator using LiCl-Expanded G2013-2015
John Kariithi Wind Assisted Direct Evaporative Cooling System for Building Application in Semi-arid Areas using 2013-2015
Patrick Odhiambo Owino Characterization of Biodiesel Blends from Waste Oils and Fats 2013-2015
Jonathan Agunda Ototi Energy Analysis of Ol Karia Geothermal Power Plant, Design and Simulation of an Organic Power Plan2013-2015
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND SOCIETIES
Member, Institution of Engineering and Technology, UK
Fellow, Institution of Engineering and Technology, Kenya
Graduate Technician Engineer, Engineering Board of Kenya

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