Maximus Byamukama did his BSc. Electrical Engineering at Makerere University in Uganda. He worked briefly as an embedded systems engineer at the Uganda Industrial Research Institute before studying his MSc. in Computer Engineering at the University of Nottingham.
He started his PhD at Makerere University in 2013. During his doctoral studies, he investigated new techniques to reduce power consumption in gateways in environment monitoring Wireless Sensor Networks, enhance the lifetime of energy storage elements in the networks and size their energy harvesting units optimally.
He is an assistant lecturer at Makerere University and a postdoctoral research engineer with the Energy and Power Group looking at innovative ways to provide reliable power at very low cost to unconnected villages in rural Kenya and Uganda, while enabling productive uses of power to increase income and boost local economies.
- Wireless sensor networks
- Embedded instrumentation in DC off-grid systems
- New advances in solar panel sizing for outdoor DC systems
- RELCON - The research topic in RELCON is "Energy Systems in Africa" and its primary objective is to provide energy to rural users in Kenya and Uganda at less than half the cost of current off-grid systems.