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William Kisaalita

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Distinguished Professor in Engineering

"My most cherished experiences with students have been in engineering design project courses involving global service-learning and the companion summer research programs overseas with students that I developed. Watching in real-time and being part of these transformational experiences with the students is priceless."

Learn more about Dr. Kisaalita's teaching and research in Focus on Faculty.


Ph.D. in chemical engineering, University of British Columbia

B.S. in mechanical engineering, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

Research Focus

  • Tissue engineering
  • Cell-surface interactions
  • Assays for high throughput screening (HTS)
  • Renewable energy utilization with emphasis on biogas-powered cooling
  • Global service learning


Congratulations to Dr. William Kisaalita (Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor of Engineering) on his appointment as University Professor, a title bestowed on those who have had a significant impact on the university in addition to fulfilling their normal academic responsibilities. The University Professorship recognizes individuals whose research and service to the university and community have helped improve the quality with which the university serves its missions.  

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