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ENGR. PROF T. M. OGUARA

ENGR. PROF T. M. OGUARA

 

Born on 29th April, 1946 in Nembe, Bayelsa State, Engr. (Prof) Telimoye Mathew Oguara had his Secondary School Education at Y. G. S, Yenagoa, Kalabari National College, Buguma and County High School, Ahoada, where he obtained the WASC in Division One in 1964. His University education was at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria where he graduated in 1972 with B.Eng degree in Civil Engineering. He later attended the University of Washington , Seattle , U.S.A where he obtained M.Sc. in Civil Engineering (Construction Management) in 1975 and PhD Civil Engineering with specialization in Highway and Transportation Engineering in 1978. He also had a graduate program in Transportation Planning at Cornell University, Ithaca in 1975/1976.
 
Prof. Oguara began his engineering career as an Assistant Lecturer at the College of Science and Technology (CST), Port Harcourt in 1972 and became the pioneer Head of Civil Engineering Department when CST became Rivers State University of Science and Technology (RSUST) in 1980. He became a Professor in 1990.  Prof. Oguara served RSUST in various capacities including Acting Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Chairman, Senate Business Committee; Chairman, Senate Research and Publications Committee and Director, Centre for Continuing Education. Since 2005, Prof. Oguara has been in Niger Delta University, Bayelsa State as Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Director, Directorate of Consultancy, Entrepreneurship, Research and Development.
 
Prof. Oguara had also served in various capacities in engineering establishments. He was Director, Oshogbo Steel Rolling Company; Executive Director, Nigerian Coal Corporation, Enugu and Executive Director, OMPADEC.  He had served  as Member of NBRRI Technical Advisory Committee on Building and Road Research; Member Governing Council, University of Port Harcourt , Member Steering Committee, Niger Delta Environmental Survey and as a Commissioner in the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure in Bayelsa State.
 
Prof. Oguara is an author and has contributed immensely to the Engineering Profession. He has numerous academic publications in reputable journals and conferences and is well known for his research and consultancy activities in highway pavement design and testing; pavement recycling; and development of pavement management systems.
He is a registered Engineer with the Council of Engineering regulation of Nigeria (COREN) and has served as Chief Examiner/Interviewer for COREN and NSE at Port Harcourt Centre, registering both Nigerian and foreign engineers in that capacity. He is a Fellow, Nigerian Society of Engineers. 
 


SPECIALIZATIONS
  • Highway and Transport Engineering