Mr Joseph Nigwagaba





Joseph Niwagaba is a Biosystems and Agricultural Engineer with eight years of experience in research and development, project implementation and teaching. He has gained research and development skills from Uganda Industrial Research Institute where he worked as an Energy System Engineer focusing on biofuels (biogas and bioethanol) mainly from wastes. For three years, he worked as an assistant lecturer in the Department of Biosystems Engineering at Gulu University teaching causes like integrated biosystems, drying and air conditioning of agricultural produce, physical properties of biological materials and principles of environmental engineering. He has worked on design and installation of postharvest technologies like solar dryers for local communities in Uganda. Prior to joining University College Dublin as a researcher, Joseph worked with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH as an Energy Advisor on the African Biodigester Component project focusing on the creation of an enabling environment for sustainable commercial growth of biodigesters in Uganda.​

Joseph holds a BSc in Biosystems Engineering from Gulu University in Uganda and an MPhil in Postharvest Technology from the University of Cape Coast in Ghana.


Areas of Expertise:

Biosystems and Food Engineering (Waste management, food value addition, energy and climate)​