Philippa Makobore

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University of Alberta (BSc)
Bsc Electrical Engineering, MSE student
Biomedical Engineering

Working experience

Uganda Industrial Research Institute

I am involved in development and use of medical devices as Researcher


Philippa 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 a Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University. Her core expertise is the design of electronic applications and embedded systems for low resource settings. Her team has designed award winning medical devices that include a Diagnostic tool for Pneumonia and an Automated Infusion set. In 2016 the division secured a 1st place Innovation Award from the Patient Safety Movement Foundation, California, USA and in 2017 the 2nd place Innovation Prize for Africa for the design of the Automated infusion set. She is a member of the African Biomedical Engineering Consortium (ABEC), IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) and the Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society (CMBES).


Embedded Systems Application Design, C, VHDL programming