Mr. Joseph Ddumba Lwanyaga successfully defended his doctoral Thesis entitled; Application for Process Technologies for improved salt production from Lake Katwe Uganda.
Mr. Lwanyaga a Lecturer in Busitema University is undertaking his PhD study at the College of Engineering, Design Art and Technology (CEDAT) in the School of Engineering.
He is supervised by Prof. John Baptist Kirabira, and Dr. Hillary Kasedde both from the Department of Mechanical Engineering in CEDAT.
‘The verdict of the panel is that you have passed. However, there are issues that you need to address, that include review of the literature, clarity in the key gaps, building the case for your work, as well as the science behind the work’ announced Dr. Eng. Dorothy Okello, the Dean School of Engineering after a thorough evaluation of the work of the candidate by a team of experts.
The candidate was given two months to make the necessary changes working closely with the supervisors and clearly address the issues raised by the panel as well as the internal and external supervisors.
The Dean commended the Principal, Deputy Principal and the members of the public for taking off time to witness the public defense that was conducted in a blended manner in the CEDAT Conference room as well as on Zoom.
On his part, Mr. Joseph Ddumba Lwanyaga extended his appreciation to the panel and his supervisors for their support in his aspiration towards realizing his PhD in Mechanical Engineering. The study presented a conceptual method for salt extraction thereby contributing to the nations resources in the extraction of the available mineral. He looked at various factors like temperature to be able to be able to achieve the purest form of salt.