Staff Members


Civil Engineering Professional with a Masters of Science in Railway Engineering (Civil Infrastructure) awarded by Addis Ababa University in 2019 and a Bachelors of Engineering (Civil) from Ndejje University in 2016. I have experience in water resources, Environmental, hydrology and drainage engineering, watershed management, GIS and Remote Sensing, Project planning and management, Contract Administration, and construction supervision skills. My core strengths include good organization/planning, technical analysis, excellent verbal and written communication skills, good interpersonal skills with ability to work and relate with a wide range of people, from multicultural backgrounds. Committed, resourceful team player with high integrity and strong organizational skills. Good command of English; fluent in reading and writing.   WORK EXPERIENCE April. 2022-to date: Assistant Lecturer, Mbarara University of Science and Technology Sept. 2021 -April 2022:  Engineer, National Water and Sewerage Corporation Aug. 2019 – April 2022: Assistant Lecturer, Ndejje University Aug. 2019 – April 2022: Assistant coordinator, Water Research and Development Centre- Ndejje University Aug. 2019 –Sept. 2021: Projects Engineer, Mwemat Engineering and Developments Consults Limited Aug 2016-Oct 2017: Graduate Trainee, Mwemat Engineering and Developments Consults Limited Aug. 2016- Oct 2017   :  Graduate Assistant, Ndejje University AWARDS 2017    African Railway Center of Excellence award: Awarded a scholarship to pursue an MSc. Railway Engineering (Civil Infrastructure) at Addis Ababa University, 2019. 2012    Compassion International: Awarded a scholarship to pursue a Bachelors of Engineering (Civil) at Ndejje University, 2012. RESEARCH PROJECTS
  1. Examining the Most Feasible Water Treatment Methods for Development and Implementation in Ndejje Schools (2021).
  2. Assessing and Improving on Water and Sanitation Infrastructure with Winter land primary school in Ndejje Community (2021).
  1. Flood Analysis and Hydraulic competence of existing drainage structure along Addis Ababa Light Rail Transit (
  2. Evaluation of willingness to pay toward improving water supply services in Sebeta town, Ethiopia (2166/washdev.2021.204)
  3. Optimizing laterite cement blocks in the construction of masonry using quarry dust (
  1. Higher Education Partnerships for Sub Sahara Africa workshop on the theme “Engineering Education for Development” on the 15th – 16th July 2021.
  2. Higher Education Partnerships for Sub Sahara Africa workshop on the theme “Enriching Engineering Education to meet Societal Demands supported” on the 28th – 29th January 2021.
  3. Higher Education Partnerships for Sub Sahara Africa workshop on the theme “University-industry collaborations in supporting engineering education” on the 19th – 20th August 2020.
  1. 1st Delft international conference on Sociohydrology on 6th – 8th September 2021, Delft Netherlands.
  2. 1st East African Community Science, Technology and Innovation Conference and The Academia-Public-Private Partnership Forum (APPPF) And Exhibitions 23-25 October 2019, Kampala, Uganda.

Lawrence A. Alongu

Teaches in the department of Civil and Building Services Engineering and carries out transport related research. Qualifications MSc (Eng) Transport Planning and Engineering, University of Leeds BEng (Hons) Civil and Building Engineering, Kyambogo University Research Interests
  • Choice Modelling as applied to Transport
  • Travel behaviour Analysis
  • Transport Policy Modelling
  • Car Ownership behaviour Modelling
  • Alongu, L. A. and Kyakula, M. 2016. The Effect of Wind Driven Rain Action on Buildings. International Research Journal on Engineering .3(1), pp. 1-7.
  • Alongu, L. A., Choudhury, C.F. and Hanaoka, S. Forthcoming. Temporal Transferability of Car Ownership, Trip Generation and Tour Patterns in Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Temporal Transferability of Car Ownership, Trip Generation and Tour Patterns in Nairobi, Kenya, International Choice Modelling Conference (ICMC), Kobe Japan, 19-21 August, 2019.
Awards and Prizes
  • Commonwealth Scholarship; Commonwealth Scholarship Commission for PhD Studies, U.K.
  • The Derek Pearson Prize; Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds, U.K.
  • Commonwealth Shared Scholarship; Commonwealth Scholarship Commission and University of Leeds for Masters studies, U.K.
  • Distinguished Service Award; Civil & Building Engineering Students’ Association, Kyambogo University, Uganda.
  • Government of Uganda Scholarship for Undergraduate Studies, Uganda.
Peer Reviewer Assignments Journal Paper reviews for the Traveler Behavior and Values (AEP30) committee of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM),U.S.  2021 - Present [2 Articles reviewed]

Kalyankolo Zaina

Job Title and Affiliation

Assistant Lecturer and Undergraduate Project Co-ordinator, Electrical and Electronics Department, FAST, Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Mbarara Uganda

Research Interests:

My main research interest centers on modern spectrum management techniques. From determining the level of actual spectrum utilization through spectrum occupancy measurements to the analysis of such data and developing models that can predict the future status of allocated channels Signal Processing, Renewable Energies, Microwaves, Radar Systems, Nano Technology.


Masters in Telecommunication Systems, University of Science and Technology Houari Boumediene, Algeria, 2012-2014

Bachelors in Electrical and Electronics Engineering University of Science and Technology Houari Boumediene, Algeria, 2009-2012

Certificate in French Language University of Algiers 2008 - 2009

Key Technical Skills:

MATLAB, C & C++ Programming, Communication System Simulation of Key Mobile Technologies, Spectrum Data Analysis &MCS Spectrum Analyzer Software, VHDL & HTML

Microsoft Office Suite&Computer Troubleshooting

ADS (ADVANCED DESIGN SYSTEMS, PSIM, ISIS & PORTEUS, CSS, Cisco CCNA and system, Component Linux based operating systems, LAN/WAN design, and support, Fiber optics technologies


Assistant Lecturer in Electrical and Electronics Engineering department, Mbarara University of Science and Technology January 2021 to date

Lecturer and Associate Dean in School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Kampala International University

July 2016 - January 2021.

Lecturer in Engineering Department, Mutesa1 Royal University January 2015 – December 2017

Selected Publications:

Stephen Ndubusi Nnamchi, O.D.Sanya, K.Zaina and Vicent Gabrrial, (Sept 2018). Development of dynamic thermal input models for simulation of photovoltaic generators. International Journal of Ambient Energy DOI: 10.1080/01430750.2018.1517676

K.Zaina, sulaiman sani, Theophilus Ekpa and Abdrrahuman, (May 2019). On Improving Power Supply Flexibility J of NAMP. Journal of Mathematics Physics 48 347-352

Language skills

English, French, Arabic, Swahili, Luganda

Contact Details,

Fortunate Ogene

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)