Benard Tabu is a Fulbright scholar who holds Ph.D. in Energy Engineering from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA. He obtained his MSc. Physics and Bachelor of Science Education degrees from Makerere University and Gulu University, respectively. His research focuses on the applications of solar and plasma for chemical synthesis, particularly the conversion of waste to high-value products. He has expertise in pedagogy and curriculum development, plasma engineering, plasma diagnostics, solar energy engineering, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. He has published several articles and conference proceedings and a provisional patent.
Dr. Tabu is co-founder of Sunfertilize, Inc, a US-based company developing technology that synthesizes fertilizer locally from water and air using solar energy. Benard has over eight years of teaching physics at Gulu University and four years working in the solar industry, particularly solar systems, sizing, installation, and maintenance. He is passionate about enhancing the global shift to sustainable and clean fuels; and improving access to electricity and fertilizer in underserved areas, particularly developing countries.
Benard is a board member of Heart Sounds US Inc., a US-based organization dedicated to assisting in the development, implementation, and operations of NGOs and other related organizations throughout the world. Benard is a former President of the Solar Energy Association at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He is also interested in social development. Having lived his entire childhood in a war-ridden locality, he is an integral part of those who hope and advocate for the livelihood recovery of Northern Uganda. He has been mentoring and inspiring children and students for positivity building and goal alignment, and he dreams of making the world attain “happy equilibrium,” a better place for everyone!