Faculty Profile - FESTO LUGOLOBI

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Natural and Applied Sciences
Ph.D, Boston University, 2010
Masters, Wesleyan University, 2003
Bachelor of Science, Makerere University, 1999
Office: Jennison Hall 140 | 781.891._2158 | flugolobi@bentley.edu


Festo Lugolobi graduated from Makerere University in Chemistry in 1999, from Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, with an M.A. in Earth and Environmental Sciences in 2003, and from Boston University in 2010 with a Ph.D. in Earth Sciences specializing in low temperature geochemistry and hydrology. While teaching, Festo believes that all students want to learn, but because each student is different they learn differently. He believes that having passion for what he is teaching allows him to guide students into having passion for the class or subject which helps the students to learn better. He also encourages students to work together so that they learn how to cooperate in a competitive environment. These things are important in transforming the environment in the classroom into a better learning environment.

Teaching Interests

Environmental Sustainablity; Environmental Chemistry; Environmental Geology; Environmental Science; Aqueous Geochemistry; Introduction to Hydrology; Earth Surface Processes

Research Interests

General: quality and quantity of the water resources; Movement of water through the subsurface and the origin of stream chemistry; Investigations of paleoenvironmental histories of modern environments; Vadose zone hydrology and rain water harvesting

Awards and Honors

2005, Outstanding Teaching Fellow, Boston University


Journal Articles
Lugolobi, F. Germanium-silicon as a flow path tracer: Application to the Rio Icacos watershed. Water Resources Research, 47 (6), 1-16.

Lugolobi, F. (2010). Germanium-silicon fractionation in a tropical, granitic weathering environment. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 74, 1294-1308.

Lugolobi, F. (2010). Chemical Weathering, Silica Sources and Water Flowpaths in a Humid Tropical Watershed. , 193.