This is my employment, education background and current status. It describes how I have successfully managed to gain knowledge and skills through formal education and what I have achieved to date. It further gives my path in employment through which my talents and acquired skills have propelled different organisations to greater heights.
PhD at Cranfield University
Physical Chemistry. I am grateful and thankful to the Gas Safety Trust, Boat Safety Scheme and other charity for funding my research. Gratitude to my supervisor (Roland Wessling) who looked for and expressed the need to fund this research.Address: Shrivenham - Swindon
MSc in Forensics at Cranfield University
- July 2013
Forensics. I am grateful and thankful to the Dutch Aid who sponsored my studies. ACHIEVEMENTS: (1) Obtained a distinction MSc degree, (2) Published a paper entitled "Energy Dispersive X-Ray diffraction mapping on a benchtop X-Ray Fluorescence System"Address: Shrivenham - Swindon
BSc Industrial Chemistry at Makerere University
- June 2008
Chemistry and chemical engineering. I am grateful and thankful to the Ugandan government for sponsoring my studies. ACHIEVEMENTS: (1) Obtained 2:1 Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Chemistry, (2) I was a Research Secretary for Makerere University Chemical Society for one year.Address: Kampala
Researcher at Cranfield University
Solid fuel combustion and safety. I am grateful and thankful to the Gas Safety Trust, Boat Safety Scheme and other charity for funding my research. Gratitude to my supervisor (Roland Wessling) who looked for and expressed the need to fund this research.
- Determined the factors and trends of emissions (CO, CO2) from coal, charcoal and sawdust combustion.
- Determined the Kinetics and thermodynamics of biomass materials for potential energy production
- Investigated the combustion of charcoal and the accumulation of carbon monoxide in an ISO container as a model for enclosed places
- Manufactured ''Specially treated charcoal'' that produces less than 10% of the total CO that it would produce if it were not treated
- Working on detection of radical species on charcoal surfaces that are responsible for production of CO during combustion
- Working on the effect of trace elements in charcoal on the activity of chemicals used to produce ''specially treated charcoal''
- Working on materials that would change smell and/ colour as indicators of CO during combustion especially during the cooling phase
- Working on combustion of charcoal and the accumulation of CO in boats, tents and caravans
Forensic Chemist at Ministry of Internal Affairs - Uganda
- June 2016
I was responsible for receipt, recording, analysis, report writing, dispatch and testifying in courts of law as an expert witness. ACHIEVEMENTS: (1) I am grateful that I worked for this organisation for 5 years and 3 months, (2) My colleagues and I were able to clear over 200 backlog forensic cases that we found in the system as well as over 100 new forensic cases, (3) I was nominated to work with the Quality Manager as an extra duty for 2 years to prepare the organisation for accreditation. By the time I left, most of the requirements had been met and we were in the final stages, awaiting the accrediting body (SANAS), to perform an external audit. (4) I was able to spearhead the organising of three end-of-year team-building-events, (2011, 2013 and 2014), (5) I benefitted from a Dutch Fund that was managed by the institution to go for further studies; MSc at Cranfield University - Shrivenham. (6) I obtained several Professional Development Courses that boosted my skills as a Scientist.Address: Kampala - Uganda
Senior Chemist at Abacus Parenteral Drugs Limited
- March 2011
Supervised the production of quality intravenous drugs (Dextrose, Ringer lactate, Normal saline, Water For Injection) as well as eye drops, ear drops, and nosal drops. Am thankful for successfully working for this company for two years. ACHIEVEMENTS: (1) Assisted the company at achieve ISO 9001:2008 certification (2) Within two years, the company reputation was boosted as the leading manufacturer of quality intravenous infusion, eye drops, ear drops, and nasal drops in East and Central Africa. (3) I got promoted through the ranks to Senior Chemist (4) I was employee of the year for two consecutive times in production department: 2009 and 2010. (5) I supervised over 200 employees on a shift basis. (6) I made daily, weekly, monthly and annual production plans with help of the Production Manager. (7) I trained new staff (Chemists) in manufacturing of intravenous infusions. (8) With fellow Chemists, we were able to start Uganda Society of Professional Chemists in 2010 as we worked at this company. I was elected President steering committee, and I served for five years. One of our major milestones was organising the International year of chemistry as the national organisation for Chemists.Address: Mukono - Uganda
Research Chemist - intern at African Power Initiative
- April 2009
Develop a Biodiesel production system using Jatropha, candlenut and castor feedstocks. I am thankful that I worked s an Intern-chemist for 10 months. ACHIEVEMENTS: (1) Set up a fully functional Chemistry laboratory for analysis biodiesel. (2) Developed several recipe for manufacturing of smokeless biochar briquettes (3) Participated in the Environmental Impact Assessment for the establishment of the Biodiesel refinery in UgandaAddress: Bbunga, Kampala - Uganda
Certifications, accreditations and awards
Certificate in Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
Tracking sample reception, handling, analysis, report writing until dispatch using software
Certificate in Quality Management System
Keeping up to date with the current good laboratory practices
Certificate in Basic Statistics, Quality Assurance, Method Validation and Measurement Uncertainty.
Scientific procedures for producing excellent results
Certificate in Managing Training and Development Functions
Training of trainers in scientific establishments
Certificate in Occupational Safety, Health and Environment
Handling occupational safety, health and environment issues
2016 - Date
During my research as a PhD student at Cranfield University, I have been given several trainings some of which lead to award of certificates while others were only for skills enhancement on attendance. Those where I recieved certificates include, ErgoWize, Fire Safety Essentials, Health and Safety Induction, Manual Handling, and Slips, Trips & Falls. Other courses I attended include, Visio-creating diagrams, MatLab, SPSS, Skills for academic research, Time Management and creating a Data Management Plan for research. All these have enhanced my output potentials, creativity and effectiveness.
June 2016 - Date
Associate Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Member - USPC
2010 - Date
Member of Uganda Society of Professional Chemists