MARTIN ASIGE ALUGA
Martin is a registered graduate engineer, researcher, strategic manager, entrepreneur and change leader who is passionate about using engineering to create positive change for people, organisations and communities. He possesses a master’s degree in civil engineering from Copperbelt University, Zambia and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy degree at University of Nairobi interested in Ultrasonic Treatment of Lignocellulosic Bio-Pozzolans to enhance Soil Mechanical and Resilience properties for Road Construction.
Martin realised after working for a few years in Kenya that he had a strong desire to help, as compassion for others is an inspiration for us all. He became a volunteer in Kenya, by founding the Engineers Without Borders Kenya. He strongly believes technology and engineering are crucial in developing solutions to the world’s most pressing social and environmental challenges most importantly to the disadvantaged communities.
“EWB Kenya serves a unique and vital role in harnessing and connecting the Kenyan engineering sector with opportunities for development, innovation, entrepreneurship, learning and leadership development. Rare engineers start with tiny steps in the right direction; Extra efforts builds great future engineers; Talk on engineering motivates students to focus; Time out with our young engineers creates balance & bond; our partnership with communities yields sound success. If you can’t find me home, check me at EWB Kenya.”
In his spare time, Aluga strives for balance in his life, most particularly honing his juggling skills, pursuing creative interests that are lacking skill but boast plenty of enthusiasm such as free online courses, drawing and remote sensing, and having some good conversation with friends and family. He doesn’t mind challenging himself with a fun run now and then too!