William Kisaalita, Ph.D.


School of Chemical, Materials, and Biomedical Engineering

Distinguished Faculty Scholar

Telephone: 706-542-0835


144 Riverbend Research Center South
220 Riverbend Road
Athens, Georgia 30602
United States

"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