Fortunate Ogene

Fortunate Ogene
Teaching Staff
Assistant Lecturer Department of Energy, Minerals and Petroleum Studies

Brief Bio

Fortunate Ogene is an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Energy, Minerals and Petroleum Studies, Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology. He is a Chemical Engineer with a profound background in Petroleum Geosciences. Fortunate has experience in computation studies involving modelling and simulation of biomass conversion and chemical processes involving bio-fuel upgrading . He has taught several courses to mention Fundamentals of Petroleum Processing, Refinery Operations and Maintenance, Formation Evaluation, Petroleum Geology, Seismic Data Interpretation among others. Fortunate coordinates several activities in the Department. He is the coordinator of Students’ welfare, Workshops & Seminars. He is also responsible for coordination of students’ Industrial placements and curriculum Development.

Academic Background

  • M.Tech Chemical Engineering (Petroleum Science and Technology), Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati India;
  • Bsc. Petroleum Geoscience and Production, Makerere University Kampala Uganda

Research Interests

  • Biomass conversion into chemicals
  • Bio-fuels
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Plastic wastes utilization
  • Chemical Process modeling and simulation


  • O. Fortunate and N. Kishore, “Computational Fluid Dynamics Investigation on Catalytic Hydrodeoxygenation of a Bio-Oil Model Compound in a Fluidized Bed Reactor,” J. Therm. Sci. Eng. Appl., vol. 13, no. 6, pp. 1–11, 2021. DOI: 10.1115/1.4050565

Professional Memberships

Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)