Agwe Micheal Tobby

Assistant Lecturer-Environmental Eng.

Mr. Agwe Michael Tobby is an Assistant Lecturer in the Faculty of Engineering, Technology, Applied Design and Fine Art in the Department of Civil Engineering at Kabale University. He is a scholar, researcher, Environmental Engineering Expert and construction management expert. Agwe has a multidisciplinary academic background an administrator and a mentor.

He has authored two papers in peer-reviewed journals, 2 papers at national conferences and delivered a number of special lecture at both national and international conference and other universities in diaspora. He currently has a paper under review by a peer review journal. His research interests are in the areas of environmental engineering and in particular in the areas of: Municipal and Industrial solid waste management; Surface water extraction, treatment and distribution; Groundwater exploration, extraction and management including artificial groundwater recharge; Wastewater treatment, management and recycling with more focus on promoting the Zero Liquid Discharge; Air and Sound pollution control including laboratory and field analysis of air pollution emission from both stationary and mobile sources and application of air pressure systems in analysis of meteorological conditions to predict the weather phenomenon of a given locality among others.

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Qualifications

  • Higher Education Teaching Certificate-Kabale University, 2020.
  • Master of Technology in Civil Engineering (Environmental Engineering)– Madan Mohan Malaviya University of Technology, Gorakhpur (U. P), India, 2019.
  • Certificate in Waste Water Treatment and Recycling-Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur, 2018.
  • Certificate in Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing of Satellite Data-Indian Institute of Technology-Roorkee, 2018.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Construction Project Management-Makerere University, 2017.
  • Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering-Ndejje University, 2014.
  • Ordinary Diploma in Building and Civil Engineering-Uganda Technical College Lira, 2009.

Research Interests

  • Municipal and Industrial solid waste management;
  • Surface water extraction, treatment and distribution;
  • Groundwater exploration, extraction and management including artificial groundwater recharge;
  • Wastewater treatment, management and recycling with more focus on promoting the Zero Liquid Discharge;
  • Air and Sound pollution control including laboratory and field analysis of air pollution emission from both stationary and mobile sources and
  • Application of air pressure systems in the analysis of meteorological conditions to predict the weather phenomenon of a given locality.

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Presentations

  1. Waste water recycling for concrete production and curing-a review of the current state of knowledge and practice. INDIAN CONFERENCE ON GEOTECHNICAL AND GEO-ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING, organized by Department of Civil Engineering, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology Allahabad Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh – 211004, India and Indian Geotechnical Society Allahabad Chapter, Prayagraj.

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OTHER WORK/ACADEMIC RELATED TRAININGS
23rd -30th October 2018 One week Short-Term Course on Research Methodology and Statistics (STCRMS-2018), organized by the Department of Applied Science, Madan Mohan Malaviya University of Technology, Gorakhpur (U.P.) India.
July-October 2018 (12 weeks) National Program on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) online certification course in Wastewater Treatment and Recycling, obtaining an elite certificate. The course was conducted by Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and funded by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Central Government of India.

 

August-September 2018 (8 weeks) National Program on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL) online certification course in Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing of Satellite Data, obtaining an elite gold certificate and being among the 5% toppers list among all participants in the whole of India. The course was conducted by Indian Institute of Technology, Roorke and funded by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Central Government of India

 

19th Feb-25th  Feb 2018 One week training on a TEQIP III sponsored short term course on “Strategies for Sustainable Development: Goals and Issues.” Organized by Department of Civil Engineering, MMMUT, and Gorakhpur Uttar Pradesh India at the Department’s Hall.

 

25th  -26th  Sept 2017 A two day International Conference on Green Chemistry and Environmental Health organized by Marwar Business School, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. I gave a lecture on adverse effects of alkyd paints.

 

24th Aug-26th Aug 2016 A three day training on contract management covering; the PPDA forms of contract, AfDB forms of contract, FIDIC conditions of contract and other international forms of contract organized by Uganda Institution of Professional Engineers at Uganda Industrial Research Institute, Nakawa in Kampala Uganda.
27th  May-29th May 2015 A three day training on Elements of Technical Auditing of Engineering Projects organized by Uganda Institution of Professional Engineers at

Public Works Training Centre, Kyambogo Kampala Uganda

16th March-2nd  April 2015 Three weeks training on road maintenance course for force account supervisors at Mt. Elgon Labor Based Training Centre in Mbale Uganda.

 

3rd -5th  March 2015 A three day training on carrier and Technical report writing and presentation skills organized by Uganda Institution of Professional Engineers at Kampala Uganda.

 

2014 One week training on water shed management at Mt. Elgon Hotel in Mbale Uganda organized by office of the prime minister under NUSAF II CIR program

 

2013  One week training on low cost sealing Technology of low volume roads at Mt. Elgon Labor Based Training Centre in Mbale Uganda.

 

18th -22nd  April 2011 Entrepreneurship Development Course organized by Makerere University Business School in Lira.

 

2009 Aug-Sept Post College Industrial training with Dott Services Limited in the Backlog road maintenance program in Uganda Package 1 Roads Contract No EU/HW/C001.

 

2009  Industrial training with Light Force International, an NGO in the construction of staff houses in Schools in Aromo Sub-county in Lira District.

 

2008  Industrial training with Light Force International, an NGO in the construction of staff houses in Schools in Aromo Sub-county in Lira District.

 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
From To Job Title Employer
25th November 2019 Date Assistant Lecturer-Environmental Engineering

 

Kabale University
Main Responsibilities:

·         Assists to prepare lecture material and conducts lectures to undergraduate students under the guidance of a Lecturer.

·         Assists in setting tests, examinations and coursework.

·         Assists in marking tests and examinations scripts and compiling examinations results.

·         Assists in administering and invigilating tests, examinations and coursework.

·         Assists in supervising student projects under guidance and supervision of a Lecturer.

·         Assists in mentoring junior staff in academic growth and research.

·         Carries out official administrative duties that may be assigned by the Head of Department.

From To Job Title Employer
17th Feb 2017 30th June 2017 Ag. District Engineer Otuke District Local

Government

Main Responsibilities:

·         Providing technical advice and guidance to stakeholders;

·          Preparing technical specifications of contracts;

·          Preparing work plans and budgets for the technical works in the District; Approving buildings and other structural plans;

·          Developing and maintaining water and sanitation systems; and

·         Enforcing engineering and works policies.

From To Job Title Employer
1st  June 2015 17th  Feb 2017 Senior Assistant

Engineering Officer

(Roads)

Otuke District Local

Government

Main Responsibilities:

·         Maintaining Feeder Roads

·         Preparing Work Plans and Budgets

·         Preparing Technical Documents and Reports

From To Job Title Employer
1st  July 2014 August 2015 Ag. Engineering Assistant for

Northern Uganda Social Action Fund 2nd Phase

Otuke District Local Government
Main Responsibilities:

·         Supervising labor based road construction

·         Supervising construction of staff houses in Schools and Health Centers

·         Preparing payment certificates and Technical Reports

·         Advising project management committees

From To Job Title Employer
13th Feb 2012 31st May 2015 Road Inspector Otuke District Local Government

 

Main Responsibilities:

·         Carrying out regular road inventories;

·         Producing road condition assessments reports;

·          Supervising culvert installation and fabrication;

·         Preparing and inspecting routine maintenance programs by contractors;

·         Maintaining log sheets (motorcycle) and time sheets; and • Sensitizing road users on importance of roads

 

From To Job Title Employer
July 2012 June 2014 Ag. Town Engineer Otuke Town Council
Main Responsibilities:

·         Designing plans for the Urban Council;

·         Constructing and maintaining roads and other civil works;

·         Verifying and approving plans for civil works;

·         Preparing technical reports;

·         Carrying out preventive maintenance on the water scheme and

·         Supervising water connections and billing.