William Kisaalita Named a University Professor at the University of Georgia

William Kisaalita, the Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor of Engineering, has been named a University Professor at the University of Georgia. Professor Kisaalita has held many roles at the University of Georgia, including chair for biological engineering, associate director of the Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities and graduate coordinator for the biological and agricultural engineering department.

Dr. Kisaalita’s research and innovation have had a global impact. To address the challenges many farmers in rural Africa face due to a lack of electricity and a lack of means to keep collected milk cool, Dr. Kisaalita, a native of Uganda, and his team developed a cooling device powered by wind and biogas that is called the EvaKuula. This device serves as a way to maximize small farms’ dairy profits. This groundbreaking work does not stop with milk. Professor Kisaalita’s team of researchers are now using the EvaKuula technology to create a cooling container for eggs.

Profesor Kisaalita was recently named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is an active member of the African Studies Institute, as well as a founding member of the Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center, Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute and Regenerative Bioscience Center.

Dr. Kisaalite is a graduate of Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, where he majored in mechanical engineering. He holds a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of British Columbia.

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