Awards & News

2020Named University (Distinguished) Professor, a title that exemplifies outstanding contributions to the University above and beyond exemplary record as a faculty member.
2020Fulbright Award to Uganda, 2020/21.
2019Elected Fellow, American Association for Advancement of Science. Cited for “For distinguished contributions to the field of development engineering, particularly using human-centered design in the creation of technology-based interventions for low-resource settings.”
2019“EvaKuula,” a wind-/biogas-powered cooling system for rural settings made top-ten in  Renewable Transformation Challenge 2019 by Elsevier and International Solar Energy Society.
2019Mentor of five Mandela Washington Fellows in the University of Georgia Civic Engagement Institute seven-week program. The five fellows came from Uganda, Rwanda, Benin, Zimbabwe, and Gabon.
2019“EvaKuula,” technology from development engineering program is the Winner of the 2019 AE50 Award, by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, recognizing EvaKuula as one of the Outstanding Innovations in the Product or System Technology category
2018Lalit and Aruna Verma Award for Excellent in Global Engagement (from the American Society for Agricultural and Biological  Engineers – for recognition of outstanding contributions made toward global advancement and recognition of the profession of agricultural and biological engineering and excellence in global engagement and international education, outreach, and/or research)
2017Named Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor in Engineering (Titled professorship, in recognition of scholarship in engineering)
2016Elected Fellow, Uganda National Academy of Sciences (UNAS is structured like the US National Academies, with a vision of, “An eminent body of scientists offering independent merit-based advice for the prosperity of Uganda”. Currently, UNAS is made up of only 65 Fellows from a wide range of engineering and science disciplines)
2016President’s fulfilling the Dream Award (for dedication to building bridges of unity and understanding within the community)