Lawrence A. Alongu


I am currently undertaking PhD research on the demand for electric and hybrid cars using discrete choice and hazard duration modelling. I have been involved in teaching, research and supervision of research projects for undergraduate students. I have previously worked in the research department for a national government agency. I have also carried out work assignments in consultancy and engineering in the transport and construction sector.

Awards and Honours

  • Commonwealth Scholarship; Commonwealth Scholarship Commission U.K., for PhD studies, U.K.
  • The Derek Pearson Prize; Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds, U.K.
  • Commonwealth Shared Scholarship; Commonwealth Scholarship Commission and University of Leeds, U.K. for Masters Studies, U.K. 
  • Distinguished Service Award; Civil & Building Engineering Students’ Association, Kyambogo University, Uganda. 
  • Government of Uganda Scholarship for Undergraduate Studies, Uganda.

Research interests

  • Choice Modelling
  • Travel Behavior
  • Car Ownership behavior Modelling
  • Transport Policy Modelling

Selected Publications

  • Alongu, L. A. and Kyakula, M. 2016. The Effect of Wind Driven Rain Action on Buildings. International Research Journal on Engineering. 3(1), pp. 1-7.


  • Temporal Transferability of Car Ownership, Trip Generation and Tour Patterns in Nairobi, Kenya, International Choice Modelling Conference (ICMC), Kobe Japan, 19-21 August, 2019


  • MSc (Eng) Tranport Planning and Engineering, University of Leeds
  • BEng (Hons) Civil and Building Engineering, Kyambogo University

Research groups and institutes

  • Choice Modelling
  • Economics and Appraisal