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PETER NKEDI-KIZZA May 8, 1943 - June 10, 2023

Date of Funeral

July 1, 2023

Date of Birth: May 8th, 1943

Date of Death: June 10th, 2023

Parents: Simeo Gyagenda (RIP) and Nalongo Bernadette Namakula Nabatanzi (RIP)

Wife: Rosie Chikwana Kizza on September 4th, 1987.

Sibling;

  • Jane Frances Namuli Nakamaya
  • Aristes Mbuga
  • John Ssentongo
  • Musalosalo Elemegio (RIP)
  • Mugerwa Augustine (RIP)
  • Paul Kiggundu (RIP)

Children

  • Bernadette Munkfors
  • Peter Frances Gyagenda Kizza
  • Jennifer Frances Namuli Kizza-Brown
  • Donald Mayfield Brown (son-in-law)
  • Vanessa Kizza-George

Grand/Great Grand Children

  • Sebastian Pettersson
  • Max Pettersson
  • Lina Munkfors
  • Leah Munkfors

Education Background

  • Uppsala University 1969
  • Makerere University 1973
  • University of California, Davis 1979

Professional Experience

  • 1980-1986 Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Soil and Water Science Department, University of Florida.
  • 1986-1991 Assistant Professor, Soil and Water Science Department, University of Florida.
  • 1991-1997 Associate Professor, Soil and Water Science Department, University of Florida.
  • 1997-2019 Professor, Soil and Water Science Department, University of Florida
  • 1997-2023 Emeritus Professor, Soil and Water Science Department, University of Florida

Areas of Specialization

Water and Solute transport in aggregated and non-aggregated soil materials. Characterization of spatial and temporal variability of soil properties that influence water and solute movement under different crop-management practices. Sorption of agrochemicals (ionogenic and neutral organics, and nutrients) on soils and organoclays in aqueous and mixed solvent systems. Transformation of agrochemicals (pesticides and nutrients) in soils.  Modeling fate and transport of agrochemicals in the environment (under various cropping systems).

Scholarly Work

Apart from teaching thousands of students both at Undergraduate and Graduate level, as well mentoring Postdocs, Prof. Nkedi-Kizza was a renowned researcher. His research program at the University of Florida, Gainesville, focused on understanding the disposition and fate of a variety of agrochemicals (fertilizers and pesticides) and toxic and nontoxic wastes (TOS) applied to cropped and un-cropped land areas. This research addresses questions related to agricultural production as well as environmental quality. He investigated various physical and chemical processes that determine the fate of agrochemicals under laboratory and field conditions. These studies include the characterization of adsorption-desorption, transformations, crop uptake and transport of pesticides and nutrients in aqueous and mixed-solvent (water + organic solvents) systems for a broad spectrum of U.S. soil types.  The research data have been used to develop and verify process-oriented simulation models.  These models have been used in turn to describe the behavior of chemicals in agro-ecosystems as well as at toxic waste disposal sites.  He was also involved in field studies to characterize the spatial variability of soil physical and chemical properties that influence the fate of organic and inorganic chemicals in the environment.  He published several articles in peer reviewed journals as per the following website

https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=7004074164. He was a member of over 5 professional bodies across the globe

Vigil will be held at their home in Buziga-Konge on Friday, 30th June 2023.

There is a Funeral Service at St. Augustine Chapel Makerere today ,29th June 2023 starting at 11:00am

Burial will take place at their ancestral home in Ssesse- Kalangala Island, Kagulube on Saturday, 01st July 2023 starting at 4:00pm.

Informed are; Relatives, Friends and In-laws.

MAY HIS SOUL REST IN ETERNAL PEACE

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