Ozak Esu is a multi-award winning professional electronic and electrical engineer.
Aged 20, she graduated in 2011 with First Class Honours in Electronic and Electrical Engineering at Loughborough University, where she was also awarded a scholarship to take her PhD in Advanced Signal Processing and Wind Energy, which she began in the same year and completed in 2016.
Partially concurrent with her PhD, Ozak began full-time employment in 2014 at multidisciplinary engineering consultancy in Cundall, where she led the appraisal of existing electrical infrastructure, and the design, construction and installation of new electrical building services on national and international award-winning projects.
In 2019, she joined the Building Research Establishment as Technical Lead in smart buildings, tasked with researching and addressing challenges in the adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) within the UK construction industry.
Ozak is devoted to STEM outreach and volunteering initiatives that promote equality, diversity, and inclusion. This includes tutoring, mentoring, creating content for lectures and delivering public speeches at events like The Alan Turing Institute Gamechangers for STEM and The Better Future Tour in partnership with Shell UK; judging STEM competitions and sitting on live discussion panels at events like Tomorrow’s Engineers Big Assembly, The Norwich Science Festival, The Big Bang Fair, and FIRST LEGO League.
She was named in The Telegraph’s Top 50 Women in Engineering under 35 list and won the Generation for Change (G4C) Constructing Excellence Midlands “Young Professional of the Year,” and “The David Bucknall Rising Star” awards in 2017.
She was also the recipient of two prestigious awards from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET); the IET Mike Sargeant Career Achievement Medal, and the 2017 IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year award.
Ozak has extensive media and public engagement experience gained from her ambassadorial role promoting the IET and engineering through radio and TV interviews and by engaging with pupils, students, parents, teachers, organisations, and members of parliament.
In 2018, she was profiled in The Daily Mail as “The Doctor Engineering Real Change”. She has also featured and published in Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan Magazine (The IET’s Portrait of an Engineer), The Guardian Life Nigeria, Levers in Heels and Mail & Guardian.
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