Research Groups

Power and Energy Research Group

The Power and Energy Research Group (PERG) in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of Kyambogo University is involved in sustainable energy research, smart grids and power systems.

We are an innovative research group with the aim to address energy challenges in Uganda and the world at large through technology.

Current Projects

FORTUS UNUM: Clustering mini-grid networks to widen energy access and enhance utility network resilience”. This research  brings together collaborations between researchers and research users that have interest in sustainable energy systems, resilient networks and energy access. 

The project partners are the University of Southampton,  Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Institute of Energy Study and Research, Nairobi, Rural Electrification Authority (REA), Kenya and Rural Electrification Agency (REA), Uganda.   The project is funded by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and will go on up to April 2021.

The details can be found here

Key Researchers

  • DrSendegeya Al-mas
  • James Katende
  • MutesiProssy

Wireless Communication Research Group

The Wireless Communication Research Group (WCRG)  in the department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Kyambogo University focuses on research activities related to the design, simulation and implementation of wireless systems.

Current Projects

Horizontal and Vertical Handover in  Optical wireless communication for 5G Heterogeneous Networks. This research is being carried out in partnership with Northumbria University Optical Communication Research Group.

Key Researchers

  • Dr Excellence Favor
  • Niwareeba Roland
  • MbiikaCeriano
  • Birabwa Denise
Professor Zabih (Fary) Ghassemlooy presenting on optical wireless communication during the Student Professional Awareness Conference (SPAC18)


Biomedical Applications Research Group

The Biomedical Applications Research Group (BARG) in the department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Kyambogo University focuses on the development of biomedical engineering devices and applications.

So far, BARG has designed and implemented the Smart Walking Stick, wireless Electrocardiogram (ECG) sensor using a smartphone  and an Ultra-Violet Light Water Distiller. These solutions were presented at The 6th East African Healthcare Engineering Regional Conference and Exhibition (EARC 2018) in November 2018.

The research group is supported by the Amalthea Trust Foundation.

Key Researchers

  • Niwareeba Roland
  • Babirye Susan
  • Tumwine Martin
  • Mr. IjotreNobert