William Kisaalita obtained his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of British Columbia. He is currently a Distinguished Professor of Engineering at the University of Georgia. One of his areas of teaching and research interests is development engineering. His work has resulted in the commercialization of several products, enabling smallholder farmers to achieve order of magnitude increase in productivity or reduced labour. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Uganda National Academy of Sciences, and a Fulbright Scholar.