Philippa Ngaju Makobore
Philippa Ngaju Makobore is the Department Head of the Instrumentation Division at the Uganda Industrial Research Institute. She received a BSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alberta, Canada in 2008 and a Professional Certificate in Embedded Systems Engineering from the University of California, Irvine in 2016. She is currently pursuing an MSE in Interdisciplinary Engineering with a specialization in Biomedical Engineering with Purdue University, USA which she will complete in early 2020. Her research interests are in the design of medical devices that are appropriate and affordable for low resource contexts. Under her leadership, her team has developed award winning medical devices that include a diagnostic tool for pneumonia, an Electronically Controlled Gravity Feed Infusion Set and a portable infant warmer. She is a member of the African Biomedical Engineering Consortium, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, IEEE Region 8 Women in Engineering (WIE), Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society and founding member IEEE WIE Uganda Section.