Arthur Godfrey Batte

PhD (Seismology), Master (Geo-informatics), MSc (Geology), BSc (Hons),

Head  Department of Geology and Petroleum Studies

Department of Geology & Petroleum Studies, College of Natural Sciences, Makerere University

P.O. Box,  7062, Kampala Uganda                   

Arthur Godfrey Batte completed his PhD (Seismology) at the University of Frankfurt Germany in 2012, funded by the German Academic Exchange Services (DAAD) and the German Research Council (DFG). His PhD was a result of a multi-discipline research that involved investigating of the seismic anisotropy using both local and teleseismic eventsregistered within the Albertine graben, characterizing of seismic noise at recording stations, and investigating the spatial variation of the b-values within the Albertine rift. In 2007, he graduated with a Master inGeo-informatics under the auspices of the Netherland Fellowship Program (NFP/Nuffic)at the International Institute of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observations (ITC) which is now part of the University of Twente in the Netherlands. In 2006, he was awarded an MSc (Geology) at Makerere University, that was funded by DAAD.

He joined Makerere University as an undergraduate freshman in 1999 and graduated in 2003 with a BSc (Geology/Chemistry). Arthur Godfrey Batte has been employed in this department since 2008, when he joined as an Assistant Lecture.He has published a number of publications in internationally recognized journals and attended a number of conferences and workshops. He was involved in an interdisciplinary university project (RIFTLINK project) that involved 12 different working groups and 3 countries includingUganda (Makerere University), DRC (Goma Volcanic Observatory) and Germany (about 7 universities), that was heavily funded by DFG. He has worked on a number of projects vis-à-vis groundwater exploration while working with WEGS Consultants now known as WE Consultants.