Name John Baptist Kirabira
Department Mechanical Engineering
Designation Associate Professor
Courses Taught Project management, Research Methods, Product Design and Development, Engineering Management
Research interests Material science and EngineeringProduct Design and DevelopmentEnergy Management
Telephone 256772422738
Office Number 214 Old Block
Email jbkirabira@cedat.mak.ac.ug

Publications

Journal Articles

Kayiwa, R., Kasedde, H., Lubwama, M., & Kirabira, J. B. (2021). Mesoporous activated carbon yielded from pre-leached cassava peels. Link

Tibesigwa, T., Olupot, P. W., & Kirabira, J. B. (2021). The critical techno-economic aspects for production of B10 biodiesel from second generation feedstocks: a review. International Journal of Sustainable Energy, 1-21. Link

Ogwang, I., Kasedde, H., Nabuuma, B., Kirabira, J. B., & Lwanyaga, J. D. (2021). Characterization of Biogas Digestate for Solid Biofuel Production in Uganda. Scientific African, 12, e00735. Link

Lwanyaga, J. D., Kasedde, H., Kirabira, J. B., Shemi, A., & Ndlovu, S. (2021). Process Design and Economic Evaluation for the Recovery of Halite and Co-products from Lake Katwe Brine. Process Integration and Optimization for Sustainability, 1-16. Link

Fenekansi Kiwumulo, H., Muwonge, H., Ibingira, C., Kirabira, J. B., & Tamale Ssekitoleko, R. (2021). A systematic review of modeling and simulation approaches in designing targeted treatment technologies for Leukemia Cancer in low and middle income countries.

Ssekatawa, K., Byarugaba, D. K., Wampande, E. M., Moja, T. N., Nxumalo, E., Maaza, M., … & Kirabira, J. B. (2021). Isolation and characterization of chitosan from Ugandan edible mushrooms, Nile perch scales and banana weevils for biomedical applications. Scientific Reports, 11(1), 1-14.

Ssekatawa, K., Byarugaba, D. K., Kato, C. D., Wampande, E. M., Ejobi, F., Nakavuma, J. L., … & Kirabira, J. B. (2021). Green Strategy–Based Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles for Antibacterial Applications. Frontiers in Nanotechnology, 59. Link

Ssekatawa, K., Byarugaba, D. K., Kirabira, J. B, Kato, C. D., Ejobi, F., Tweyongyere, R., Lubwama, M., … & Wampande, E. M. (2020). Nanotechnological solutions for controlling transmission and emergence of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria, future prospects, and challenges: a systematic review. Journal of Nanoparticle Research22, 1-30. Link

Ssekatawa, K., Byarugaba, D., Kato, C., Wampande, E., Ejobi, F., Nakavuma, J., … & Kirabira, J. (2021). Physiochemical properties and antibacterial activity of silver nanoparticles green synthesized by Camellia sinensis and Prunus africana extracts. Link

Kigozi, M., Koech, R. K., Orisekeh, K., Kali, R., Kamoga, O. L., Padya, B., … & Dzade, N. Y. (2021). Cobs Porous Carbon-Based Materials With High Energy And Excellent Cycle Stability For Supercapacitor Applications. Link

Sharma, V., Goyat, M. S., Hooda, A., Pandey, J. K., Kirabira, J. B, Kumar, A., Gupta, R., … & Bhargav, P. K. (2020). Recent progress in nano-oxides and CNTs based corrosion resistant superhydrophobic coatings: A critical review. Progress in Organic Coatings140, 105512. Link

Lwanyaga, J. D., Kasedde, H., & Kirabira, J. B. (2019). Mineral precipitation sequence during evaporation of Lake Katwe brine. IMWA2019-Mine Water: Technological and Ecological Challenges. International Mine Water Association, Perm, Russia, 515-521. Link

Lwanyaga, J. D., Kasedde, H., & Kirabira, J. B. (2019). Effect of temperature on mineral precipitation sequence of lake Katwe brine during evaporation. Current Journal of Applied Science and Technology33(6), 1-12. Link

Ayaa, F., Chen, C., Kirabira, J. B., & Jiang, X. (2019). PREDICTING THE THERMAL PROPERTIES OF CELLULOSE NANOCRYSTAL USING MOLECULAR DYNAMICS. International Conference on Applied Energy 2019

Lubwama, M., Corcoran, B., Baptist, J., Kirabira, A. S., & Sayers, K. (2015). Improving reliability and functional sustainability of groundwater handpumps by coating the rubber piston seals with diamond-like carbon. Honor, 125.

Makumbi, T., Kirabira, J. B., Sebbit, A., & Palm, B. (2015). Investigating the opportunities for environmentally benign options in the refrigeration industry of Uganda. Curr. J. Appl. Sci. Technol, 1-24.

Kasedde, H., Kirabira, J. B., Bäbler, M., Tilliander, A., & Jonsson, S. (2015). Determination and thermodynamic modeling of mineral solubilities in aqueous ternary systems at 303 K.

Makumbi, T., Kucel, S. B., Kirabira, J. B., & Sebbit, A. (2015). Design of a Sustainable Energy System for an Eco-Village: A Case Study of Bulindo Village. Journal of Scientific Research and Reports, 326-343. Link

Kasedde, H., Kirabira, J. B., Bäbler, M. U., Tilliander, A., & Jonsson, S. (2014). Characterization of brines and evaporites of Lake Katwe, Uganda. Journal of African Earth Sciences91, 55-65. Link

Kasedde, H., Lwanyaga, J., Kirabira, J. B., & Bäbler, M. (2014). Optimization of solar energy for salt extraction from Lake Katwe, Uganda. Global NEST. International Journal16(6), 1152-1168. Link

Kasedde, H., Kirabira, J. B., Bäbler, M., Tilliander, A., & Jonsson, S. (2014). Phase developments during natural evaporation simulation of Lake Katwe brine based on Pitzer’s model. In 9th Sida Regional Collaboration Conference, July 20-23, 2014, Entebbe, Uganda (pp. 254-258). Link

Kirabira, J. B., Nalweyiso, A., & Makumbi, T. (2014). Energy Management Practices In Ugandan SME Foundries. International Journal of Scientific and Technology Research3(4). Link

Kirabira, J. B., Kasedde, H., & Ssemukuuttu, D. (2013). Towards the improvement of salt extraction at Lake Katwe, Uganda. International Journal of Scientific and Technology Research2(1), 76-81. Link

Kasedde, H., Bäbler, M., Kirabira, J. B., Tilliander, A., & Jonsson, S. (2013). Mineral recovery from Lake Katwe brines using isothermal evaporation. In IMWA2013 International Mine Water Association-Reliable Mine Water Technology, Golden, Colorado, USA, 6-9 August 2013 (pp. 855-860). IMWA International Mine Water Association. Link

Kirabira, J. B., Jonsson, S., & Byaruhanga, J. K. (2010). Laboratory Benefication And Evaluation of Mutaka Kaolin from the Lake Victoria Region, Uganda. Applied Clay Science.

Kirabira, J. B., Wijk, G., Jonsson, S., & Byaruhanga, J. K. (2006). Fireclay refractories from Ugandan kaolinitic minerals. steel research international77(8), 531-536. Link

Kirabira, J. B., Jonsson, S., & Byaruhanga, J. K. (2005). Powder characterization of high temperature ceramic raw materials in the Lake Victoria Region. Silicates industriels70(10-sep), 127-134. Link

Kirabira, J. B., Jonsson, S., & Byaruhanga, J. K. (2004). Production of Fireclay Refractories from Kaolinitic Clays of the Lake Victoria Region. Journal of the Australian Ceramic Society40, 12-19. Link

Kirabira, J. B. (2003). Characterisation of Ugandan raw-minerals for firebricks-before and after sintering (Doctoral dissertation, Materialvetenskap).

Kirabira, J. B., Jonsson, S., & Byaruhanga, J. K. (2003). State of the art paper on development and manufacture of firebrick refractories from locally available alumnia-rich clays in Uganda.

Conference Proceedings

Kirabira, J. B., Jonsson, S., & Byaruhanga, J. K. (2011). Beneficiation and evaluation of Mutaka kaolin. In Proceedings of Second International Conference on Advances in Engineering and Technology, December (pp. 20-21). Link

Ayaa, F., Chen, C., Kirabira, J. B., & Jiang, X. (2019). PREDICTING THE THERMAL PROPERTIES OF CELLULOSE NANOCRYSTAL USING MOLECULAR DYNAMICS. International Conference on Applied Energy 2019, Aug 12-15, 2019, Västerås, Sweden. Link

Senfuka, C., Kirabira, J. B., & Byaruhanga, J. K. (2011, January). Options for Improvement of the Ugandan Iron and Steel Industry. In Proceedings of the Second Interentionl Conference on Advances in Engineering and Tenchnology, Entebbe, Uganda, Jan (Vol. 31). Link

Book Chapters

Nturanabo, F., Masu, L., & Kirabira, J. B. (2019). Novel applications of aluminium metal matrix composites. Aluminium Alloys and Composites. Link

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