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Mwanjala Alfred Mwasaru

Associate Professor
Department of Food Science & Technology
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
Kenya

Biography

CAREER PROGRESSION 1. 2nd November 2004-: Associate Professor, JKUAT 2. October 1998-1st November 2004: Senior Lecturer, JKUAT. 3. September 1990-September 1998: Lecturer, Department of Food Science and Postharvest Technology, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. 4. December 1980- September 1990: Research Officer (Cereal Technology) Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute, Nairobi. Left as Senior Research Officer I. 5. January- November 1980: Assistant Production Manager, Acif Oil Refineries, Nairobi. 6. July-December 1979: District Agricultural Officer II, Ministry of Agriculture, Kitale. EDUCATION UNIVERSITI PUTRA MALAYSIA, MALAYSIA. (1992–1996): Ph.D. (Food Chemistry). Dissertation title: “Effects of extraction conditions and altered solvent environment on the functionality of the food macromolecules of pigeonpea (Cajanus cajan L.) and cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L.)”. UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN, SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN, CANADA, (1982–1985): M.Sc. Food Science (Cereal Chemistry and Technology). Thesis title: Milling characteristics of high-tannin sorghum varieties (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench). UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI, KENYA. (1976–1979): B.Sc. Food Science and Technology (Upper 2nd Honors). ALLIANCE HIGH SCHOOL, KIKUYU, KENYA. (1970-1975) EACE (1973): Division 1 10 points in best 6 subjects. EAACE (1975): 3 Principal & 2 Subsidiary passes (Biology A, Chemistry A, Physics E)

Research Interest

Food Science & Technology

Publications

  • Reichert, R. D., Mwasaru, M. A., and Mukuru, S. Z. (1988). Characterization of colored-grain sorghum lines and identification of high-tannin lines with good dehulling characteristics. Cereal Chem. 65:165.

  • Mwasaru, M. A., Reichert, R. D., and Mukuru, S. Z. (1988). Factors affecting the abrasive dehulling of high-tannin sorghum. Cereal Chem. 65:171.

  • Reichert, R. D., Tyler, R. T., York, A .E., Schwab, D. J., Tatarynovich, J. E., and Mwasaru, M. A. (1986). Description of a production model of the tangential abrasive dehulling device and its application to breeders samples. Cereal Chem. 63:201.

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