• Adjunct Assistant Professor, Natural and Applied Sciences
  • Ph.D Boston University
  • Masters Wesleyan University
  • Bachelor of Science Makerere University

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


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.

Professional Memberships

  • American Geophysical Union Present
  • American Water Works Association Present
  • Critical Zone Exploration Network Present
  • Geological Society of America Present
  • New England Estuarine Research Society Present
  • Awards and Honors

  • 2005, Outstanding Teaching Fellow, Boston University
  • Publications

    Journal Articles

  • Lugolobi, F. (2010). Germanium-silicon fractionation in a tropical, granitic weathering environment. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, (74) 1294-1308.
  • 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). Chemical Weathering, Silica Sources and Water Flowpaths in a Humid Tropical Watershed. 193.