Background Information

Name: OLUPOT Wilberforce Peter
Date of Birth: June 29, 1976
Nationality: Ugandan
Address Dept. Mechanical Eng.
Makerere University
P.O Box 7062
Kampala-Uganda
Telephone: +256-701-658768,
+256-712-417362
Address polupot@tech.mak.ac.ug
polupot@gmail.com

Education

Jul 2011 to odate Post- Doc Fellow, Volkswagen Foundation In Collaboration with the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, Coordinated by University of Kassel, Germany
2006-2010: PhD. Materials Science, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden
2004-2006: Licentiate Degree in Materials Science , Royal Institute of Technology(KTH), Sweden
2000-2003: B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

Work Experience

1996-2000: Lecturer (Dept. Mechanical Engineering, Makerere University)Responsibilities
Oct. 2010 – To date Research, Conducting lectures in Materials Science and Engineering, Production Engineering and Maintenance, tutorials, Labs, project supervision for final year undergraduate students in Mechanical Engineering, Marking exams and assignments for undergraduate and graduate courses, member on doctoral committees and graduate examination pannels. Also in charge departmental book bank affairs. Member, School of Engineering Academic programmes and libraries committee, Makerere University
Nov. 2010 – To date Researcher, Center for Technology Design and DevelopmentResponsibilitiesResearch and development of demand driven technologies for Ugandan Society.

Development of students’ projects into commercially viable products

Nov. 2004 –Oct.  2010 Assistant Lecturer (Dept. Mech. Eng. Makerere University)ResponsibilitiesResearch, Conducting lectures, tutorials, Labs, project supervision, Marking exams and assignments for undergraduate students.

 

Feb. 2002 – Nov. 2004 Teaching Assistant (Dept. Mechanical Engineering, Makerere University)ResponsibilitiesResearch, Conducting lectures, tutorials, Labs, project supervision, Marking exams and assignments for undergraduate students.
Jul. 2000-Feb. 2002 Research Assistant (COMESA Metallurgical Industries Association)ResponsibilitiesCarrying out feasibility studies for member organizations. Preparation of quarterly journals for the association. Preparation of business plans for Micro enterprises under Uganda Gatsby Trust.

Research Experience

Aug 2011 to date Development of Alternative Products from Rice Husks. In Collaboration with National Agricultural Research Organization, Uganda
April 2011 to date Development of appropriate technology for production of floor tiles from ceramic minerals in Uganda, in collaboration with Kyambogo University, Uganda.
May 2011 to date Determination of selected components and calorific values of diesel fuel in Uganda, in collaboration with Kyambogo University, Uganda.
Jul 2011 to date Development of appropriate technology for production of electric porcelain insulators from ceramic raw minerals in Uganda. Post doctoral Research and mentorship program funded by the Volkswagen Foundation of Germany, coordinated by University of Kassel, Germany.
2004-2010 Characterization of ceramic materials in Uganda for manufacture of electric porcelain insulators (Licentiante and PhD Research Work). Funded by Sida/SAREC-Makerere University Bilateral Research Program
Aug. 2001- Nov. 2003 Research assistant on the research project “Technology for Agriculture Modernization”, Faculty of Technology, Makerere University, funded by the Italian Cooperation.
2001-2002 Technical viability of manufacturing porcelain insulators using locally available materials in Uganda (Work Leading to M.Sc. Thesis). Funded by Sida/SAREC-Makerere University Bilateral Research Program.

Other Responsibilities

June-Sept. 2012 Task Team Member, Agricultural Mechanization Taskforce, Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Uganda
October 2011-To date Expert Reviewer, the Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding, Romania
Jul 2010 Peer Reviewer, AFRICON IEEE Conference 2011, Livingstone Zambia
Jul-Nov 2010 Peer Reviewer, The Second International Conference on Advances in Engineering and Technology, AET 2011, Imperial Resort Beach HotelEntebbe, Uganda January 30 – February 1, 2011

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