Ronald Muhumuza

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  • Shore Road, Jordanstown Campus

    BT37 0QB Newtownabbey

    United Kingdom

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Biography

I am a doctoral researcher at the Centre for Sustainable Technologies (CST), developing modern technology for harnessing renewable energy resources in remote locations of developing countries. My research is aimed at creating affordable synergetic concepts based on new and readily available technologies with humanitarian engineering in mind – discovering novel approaches for meeting the needs of the energy poor. Preliminary work involves design and development of renewable solar energy cogeneration for electricity and hot water supply in off-grid rural households in developing countries followed by a scientific investigation of compelling techno-economic, social and sustainability questions. I have supported tutorial classes in Engineering Mathematics and laboratory demonstration classes relating to designing and testing custom pico-solar photovoltaic modules and water heating kits for students of BSc (Hons) in Energy and BEng (Hons) Architectural Engineering.

Besides academic work, I worked in the Manufacturing Industry growing from manufacturing team loader to unit manager covering food packaging, factory facilities and maintenance operations. Furthermore, my experience includes implementing electrical and energy audits in various industries, energy monitoring systems, environmental audits and social impact assessments, occupational health and safety, quality management systems and technical capacity development.

I am holder of BSc (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from the Makerere University (Kampala, Uganda), MSc Sustainable Engineering: Renewable Energy Systems & the Environment from University of Strathclyde, UK; and a professional member of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) USA.

Research Interests

Thermal & fluid sciences, energy efficiency, renewable energy technologies, computer modelling, humanitarian engineering

Teaching Interests

engineering mathematics, control systems engineering, mechanics of fluids, solid mechanics, heat and mass transfer, computer modeling

Phd Researcher Profile

Experimental, technological and socio-economic evaluation of a selected off-grid renewable energy system for the exploitation of local solar energy resources in rural remote communities of developing countries.

Education/Academic qualification

Master, University of Strathclyde

Sep 2009Sep 2010

Award Date: 5 Nov 2010

Bachelor, Makerere University

Aug 2001Aug 2006

Award Date: 5 Oct 2006

External positions

Lecturer, Busitema University

Aug 2015 → …

Manufacturing Unit Manager, Coca-Cola Sabco Pty, Century Bottling Company Ltd, Uganda, Mbarara Plant

Jul 2014Jun 2015

Technical Trainer, Century Bottling Company Ltd

Feb 2014Jul 2014

Manufacturing Unit Manager, Century Bottling Company Ltd

Oct 2011Jan 2014

Energy Consulting Engineer , Air Water Earth Ltd, Uganda, Kampala

Sep 2010Sep 2011

Maintenance Controller, Century Bottling Company Ltd

Jun 2009Sep 2009

Manufacturing Team Leader, Century Bottling Company Ltd

Dec 2006May 2009

Mechanical Engineering Graduate, Trainee, Eskom Uganda Ltd (hydropower plant)

Aug 2006Nov 2006

Keywords

  • TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
  • Thermal & fluid sciences
  • Computer modelling
  • Renewable energy
  • Energy efficiency

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