2016 Students

Duke-MUK BME Scholars

Kenneth Rubango

Kenneth RubangoMr. Rubango will begin his Masters of Science in Biomedical Engineering studies at Duke in August 2016. Kenneth is a member of the first class to receive a BSE in Biomedical Engineering from Makerere University.  Kenneth is currently working for a startup company called RanGo, which he founded with his brother, a doctor. The company focuses on designing innovative technology solutions for challenges specific to the developing world and implementing them as viable entrepreneurial ventures. Kenneth’s goal is also to join the Makerere University faculty and is primarily interested in entrepreneurship and translation technologies that employ local resources for manufacturing of products for human health care needs.

Henry Kiwumulo

henryMr. Kiwumulo will begin his Masters of Science in Biomedical Engineering studies at Duke in August 2016. Henry received a BSE in Mechanical Engineering and  Manufacturing Engineering from Kyambogo University, Kampala, Uganda.  He worked for a number of years as an medical instrumentation engineer for Philips Medical Systems in Uganda, and he currently holds the position Lecturer at Makerere University College of Health Sciences where he teaches BME classes in to undergraduates.  Henry’s professional goal is to join the faculty at Makerere University full time and teach and conduct research in medical imaging. ——————————————————————————————————————-


2016 Design Teams

Aero Tech: Low-cost detection strip for pre-eclampsia and eclampsia

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From left: Denali Dahl, Evatt Nahurira, Zoe Sekyonda, Brian Matovu, Collins Angunda

Bio Sievers: Reusable neonatal oximeter probes

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From left: Siji Oluwadara, Solomon Oshabaheebwa, Martin Eriaku, Adam Musoke, Lydia Akino

Biodymz: Automated external defibrillator suitable during power outages

From left: Maddie Bernstein, Benjamin Kuka, Conrad Walde, Recheal Nabulya, Calvin Abonga

Blast: Waste-disposal system

From left: Umalu Wasswa, Shadia Nakato, Samuel Kasirye, Abdi Karim

Dynatech: Solar-powered mosquito trap


From left: Happy Ghosh, Jerrod Brown, Geoffrey Ningo, Shamida Nakato, Philemon Mugabi, Davis Baguma

Grey Matter: Photo-therapy unit for jaundice treatment

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From left: Owen Muhimbise, Pius Nuwabiine

Oculips: Minimizing risk to waste workers during healthcare waste management

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From left: Brittany Zick, Morris Muhindo, Jethro Ndyabahika, Fredrick Bulondo

Pro-Design: Pneumatic anti-shock garment for post-partum hemorrhage

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From left: Meggie Lund, Manish Nair, Charles Chara, Samiiha Nalwooga, Mugaga Julius, Ivan Muhumuza

Sentim Tech: Low-cost vein detector

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From left: Maitreyee Mittal, Vincents Nteziryayo, Irankunda Gideon, Eugine Anyango, Stewart Muwangala

Tidestan: Charcoal-fired autoclaving unit

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From left: Collyn Heier, Stanley Emojong, Timothy Balaba, Dennis Musinguzi



MUK Student Organizations

MUBESA: The Makerere University Biomedical Engineering Student Association (MUBESA) is a vibrant student-run service and professional organization that promotes the development of BME in Uganda.  MUBESA is one of the few programs of its kind in Sub-Sharan Africa.  It is essentially equivalent to the Duke student chapter of BMES (although frankly more active).

EWH: Makerere University BME has the only chapter of Engineering World Health (EWH) in all of Africa and one of a handful outside of the continental U.S.  MUK EWH’s main function is to organize groups of MUK BME students to go to hospitals in Uganda to repair medical equipment.