Nigerian Dr. Ozak Esu was recently named as one of the Top 50 Women Under 35 in Engineering in the United Kingdom by Telegraph. The list is compiled annually by Telegraph in collaboration with the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) with an aim to boost women’s participation in engineering. The 50 awardees were selected from a list of over 500 nominees.
Ozak Esu left Nigeria for the UK in 2008 to study an IET accredited B.Eng in Electronic and Electrical Engineering at Loughborough University. She completed her Ph.D in the same university in 2015, and currently works at a top engineering consultancy company in the UK. She has said that the energy problem in Nigeria is what inspired her to study Electronic and Electrical Engineer at the university.
Here is what Ozak said about her nomination and the honour of being listed;
‘I am sincerely honoured to make this list of truly inspirational engineers shaping our modern-day society. Without seeming dismissive of my accomplishments, hard work, and passion for sustainable engineering development; my contributions to engineering, and society are possible because of the tremendous support and encouragement I receive from my family, friends, tutors, and PhD supervisors at Loughborough University, and of course my wonderful colleagues at Cundall. Thank you all very much!
Ozak started work as a graduate engineer for Cundall, a multidisciplinary engineering consultancy, whilst finishing her PhD in electronic and electrical engineering. Her current role involves designing buildings’ electrical services.
Congratulations Dr Ozak, we hope you spread the light and inspire young women in science 🙂