Dennis Kibalama

Powertrain Systems Engineer

Dennis Kibalama holds an MS. Electrical and Computer Engineering from The Ohio State University (OSU) and a BS. Electrical Engineering from Makerere University. He was an integral part in the Powertrain controls software development and vehicle electrical systems design, implementation and validation for the Kiira EV SMACK. Dennis was the electric propulsion team lead on the OSU EcoCAR3 team for 2 years and contributed immensely to their 1st place finishes in Years 2 and 3 of the competition. Currently, he is the Powertrain Systems Engineer leveraging the skills learnt both from the OSU EcoCAR 3 team and the Kiira Motors Project. He has attained myriad of skills related to model based approach to systems design and control systems, systems engineering, electric machine control, hybrid operating strategies, energy storage systems design, implementation and validation ,vehicle and component level testing and calibration, technical paper writing and working with cross-functional teams. Dennis’ engineering interests are aligned with hybrid operating control strategies, energy management control strategies, electric machine control and validation and the emerging area of vehicle autonomy and driver assistance systems. Dennis’ hobbies include reading, TV shows, football and working out. He is passionate about innovation outside the realm of the automotive field and is keen on utilizing his engineering acumen to foster and contribute to innovation.

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