William Naggaga Lubega

Former Graduate Research Assistant
Ph.D. Student, Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign




William Naggaga Lubega is a Ph.D. student in the Energy-Water-Environment Sustainability program in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research explores tradeoffs between electric power grid reliability and water resource externalities under drought and heat wave conditions. Specifically, he focuses on optimal decision making in operations planning time scales under water-constrained conditions, through integration of stochastic hydrological models, power grid reliability models, and economics considerations. His work seeks to bridge the technical gap between water resource management and power grid operations, in support of integrated planning and policy development.

Research Topics

  • Energy-water nexus
  • Electricity reliability
  • Stochastic hydrology
  • Water and energy economics
  • Systems analysis and optimization
  • Renewable energy systems



  • M.S. Engineering Systems and Management, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, 2014
  • B.S. Electrical Engineering, Makerere University, 2010


  • CEE Distinguished Fellowship