He is a registered Engineer in Uganda. He holds a PhD in Engineering (University of Botswana), MSc (Cardiff University) and BSc in Engineering (Makerere University). Eng. Ebangu has a wealth of industrial experience obtained from the previous employment in Ministry of Housing, Pepsicola plant and Dairy Corporation Ltd. Eng. Dr. Ebangu Benedict has 15 years of teaching experience and supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate research student projects. He is presently a Lecturer of Electrical Engineering and Engineering Thermodynamics in the Department of Biosystems Engineering at Gulu University. His professional arrear of interest is energy with research experience in solar energy applications and has numerous publications in peer reviewed journals. Dr. Benedict is a consultant in Electro-mechanical services and Industrial process engineering with expertise in the Dairy industry processing and Solar drying technologies.

Eng. Dr. Ebangu Orari Benedict (PhD)
Senior Lecturer | Faculty of Agriculture and Environment


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Research Interests

Journal Articles


Ebangu Orari Benedict & Dintwa Edward. (2020). A Research Study to Determine if Solar Dryer Technology for Preservation of Agro-Produce is Needed in Botswana. Global Journals of Research in Engineering, 20(A2), 23–34. Online ISSN: 2249-4596 & Print ISSN: 0975-5861
Link:  https://engineeringresearch.org/index.php/GJRE/article/view/2059

Ebangu Orari Benedict, Dintwa Edward, Motsamai Seraga Oboetswe, Okiror Grace (2020). Numerical Simulation of Rock-bed Solar Thermal Storage Energy. Solar Energy and Sustainable Development Volume (09) Issue (1)-(2020). Published by Centre for Solar Energy Research and Studies, Tajoura – Tripoli-Libya ISSN: 2411-9636 (P) , ISSN: 2414-6013 (e)
Link: http://jsesd.csers.ly/index.php/en/journal-papers/56-vol-09-1/163-vol-09-01-2

Ebangu Orari Benedict1,2, Dintwa Edward1, Motsamai Seraga Oboetswe1.1Department of Mechanical Engineering University of Botswana, 2Department of Biosystems Engineering Gulu University. Received 28 March 2019; received in revised form 16 May 2019; accepted 09 July 2019. Development of a Cost-effective Design of a P-V Ventilated Greenhouse Solar Dryer for Commercial Preservation of Tomatoes in a Rural Setting. Advances in Technology Innovation, vol. 4, no. 4, 2019, pp. 222-233, Aug. 2019.
Link: https://ojs.imeti.org/index.php/AITI/article/view/4003

Ebangu, O. B.; Dintwa, E. and Motsamai, O. The potential of commercial preservation of tomatoes using a mixed-mode solar drying technology in rural Botswana. Conference paper : Fifth African Higher Education Week and RUFORUM Biennial Conference 2016, “Linking agricultural universities with civil society, the private sector, governments and other stakeholders in support of agricultural development in Africa”, Cape Town, South Africa, 17-21 October 2016 pp.287-294 ref.11.
Link: https://repository.ruforum.org/ag_dli…

Menya, E., Alokore, Y., & Ebangu, B. O. (2013). Biogas as an alternative to fuelwood for a household in Uleppi sub-county in Uganda. Agricultural Engineering International: CIGR Journal, 15(1), 50-58.
Link: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/281088300

Menya, E., Wangi, G. M., Amanyire, F., & Ebangu, B. (2013). Design of waste stabilization ponds for dairy processing plants in Uganda. Agricultural Engineering International: CIGR Journal, 15(3), 198-207.
Link: https://cigrjournal.org/index.php/Ejounral/article/view/2388

Ebangu B (2016), Utilizing Solar Energy Stored in Stones to Improve Performance of Solar Dryers for Drying Agro-produce. Paper presented at the SASEI International Renewable Energy Conference, IREC, held 25-28 October 2016 at the University of Botswana Conference Centre, Gaborone, Botswana.

Ebangu, B. (2015). Solar Drying as a Viable Method for Commercial Preservation of Agro-produce in African Economies. Paper presented at the BIE 14th International Biennial Conference 6th to 8th October 2015 Phakalane Golf Estate, Gaborone, Botswana.

Ebangu Orari Benedict, Openy Geoffrey & Kabi Samuel ( 2010 ): Rain Water harvesting at Gulu University campus: Implementation, Benefits and Positive Impacts, Gulu University Journal, Vol. 1 Issue No. 1, ISSN 2218-4716 Sept 2010

Ebangu Orari Benedict (1992): The role of proper maintenance in enabling technology transfer to least developed countries, Paper presented at Uganda Institution of Professional Engineers, Annual Conference proceedings, held at Sheraton Hotel Kampala, Uganda.




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Graduate Research

2014-2019: Development of a Commercial Greenhouse Solar Hot Air Dryer for Reduction of Tomato Postharvest Losses in a Rural Setting. University of Botswana, PhD Research. Funded by European Union through Mobility to Enhance Training of Engineering Graduates in Africa (METEGA), and Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM).

1982-1983: Computer Modelling of Power Distribution Network under Faulty Conditions. Cardiff University, Master Research. Funded by the British Council, United Kingdom (UK).


2012-2014: Creation of Biosystems Engineering degree program at Gulu University), Project Coordinator for Gulu University, Funded by National Council for Science and Technology (NCST) under the Millennium Science Innovation (MSI).

2021-2022: Development of the MSc. Renewable Energy Access program at Gulu University, Team member. Funded by UK Aid.

2023-2024: Operationalizing the Indigenous Mango Juice Processing Plant at Gulu University, Team member of the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment (FoA&E), Funded by the Government of Uganda.