Prof. Fred McBagonluri

President, Academic City University College Ghana

Prof. Fred McBagonluri was born in East Legon in 1970. He attended the University Staff Village Primary and Middle, Legon and St. Louis Preparatory School at Wa. He graduated from Nandom Secondary School in 1990 with a distinction and attended St. Augustine’s College in Cape Coast. He earned a head of state award in 1991. Prof. Fred McBagonluri is the former and founding Dean of the School of Engineering at Ashesi University. Prior to his appointment, he was Vice President of New Product Development at Joerns Healthcare, Arlington, TX.

He also held roles of increasing responsibilities for Fortune 500 companies in the US. He was Director of Research and Development and Director of IT at Siemens Medical. He was also World-Wide Director Research and Development, and subsequently Director of Market Development at Becton Dickinson and Co, the world’s largest manufacturer of injection systems.

Prof. Fred McBagonluri holds MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as Sloan Fellow and earned a Ph.D. in Materials Engineering from the University of Dayton, Dayton, OH., Masters in Engineering Science and Mechanics from Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA., and a Bachelor’s of Science in Manufacturing Engineering (Summa cum laude) from Central State University, Wilberforce, OH. Additionally, he was a Visiting Scholar and Research Associate at the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University and School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University, respectively.

Prof. McBagonluri is a recipient of the 2008 US Black Engineer of the Year: Most Promising Scientist Award, 2008 NJBiz Innovator Hero Award and was 2009 Finalist of the NASA Astronaut Candidate Corps (ASCAN). Prof. McBagonluri was a member of the Technical Committee under the auspices of Hon. Prof. Frimpong-Boateng, Minister for MESTI that developed the new Ghana Science, Technology and Innovation Policy.

And he is the first and only Ghanaian who has 22 issued US Patents and has numerous technical publications.