Dr Chukwuma Ogbonnaya

Pronouns: He/him
  • University Teacher


Dr Chukwuma Ogbonnaya obtained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering in 2022 from the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering (MACE), The University of Manchester, United Kingdom.

From his PhD research, he published 10 articles in reputable international journals, and presented 2 conference papers and 4 seminar presentations. These earned him two awards including MACE PGR Student of the Year 2021/2022 and Best Outputs 2021/2022.

He was a Graduate Teaching Assistant in MACE from 2018 to 2021. He obtained a Masters of Science in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Warwick Manufacturing Group, The University of Warwick, United Kingdom. He also obtained a Bachelors in Engineering from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri in 2005 and a Postgraduate Diploma in Education from Usman Danfodiyo University, Sokoto in 2011.

Before joining Loughborough University in February 2022, he was a Lecturer II in the Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu Alike Ikwo Nigeria since September 2016. He has 5 years experience in banking and finance at Fidelity Bank Plc, Nigeria before starting his academic career. He is a registered Engineer with COREN and a member of esteemed professional bodies such as The Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET), Fellow, AdvanceHE (FHEA) and a member of The Nigerian Society of Engineers (MNSE). He is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and a Fellow of The Institute of Management Consultants of Nigeria (FIMC). He was a Petroleum Technology Development Fund Nigeria PhD Scholar and Ebonyi State Overseas Masters Scholar.


  • 2022 - PhD in Mechanical Engineering, University of Manchester, UK 
  • 2014 - Masters of Science, Manufacturing Systems Engineering, The University of Warwick, UK 
  • 2011 - Postgraduate Diploma in Education, UsmanuDanfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria
  • 2005 - BEng in Polymer and Textile Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria

Main research and interests 

Manufacturing process technologies, manufacturing systems engineering, renewable energy technologies, engineering management, operations management, engineering finance, and engineering pedagogy. 

Grants and contracts

2021-2022 - Design and Manufacture of Climate-aware Photovoltaic Module, Rural Electrification Agency, Nigeria.  

Current teaching responsibilities 

  • WSD203 - Lean Operations and Supply Chain Management  
  • WSP233 - Lean and Agile Manufacture  
  • WSP237 - Engineering Management and Business Studies  
  • WSA508 - Engineering Principles and Professional Skills 
  • WSB600 - Manufacturing Process Technologies 

Current administrative responsibilities 

  • Module Leader: WSD203 - Lean Operations and Supply Chain Management  
  • Module Leader: WSP233 - Lean and Agile Manufacture  
  • Module Leader: WSA508 - Engineering Principles and Professional Skills