Postgraduate Research

CURRENT POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH WORK AT THE DEPARTMENT

Master of Science in Agricultural Processing Engineering

CANDIDATE RESEARCH TITLE SUPERVISORS
Christopher Mandela Ong’era

 

Effects of nano structuring of rapeseed oil biofuel on the combustion properties, performance and emission characteristics. Dr. Benson Gathitu

Dr. Sylvia Murunga

Dr. Patrick Kuloba

Dr. Jeremiah Gathirwa

Elias Waweru Ngotho Analysis of the quality dynamics of kales and tomatoes stored in a zero energy cooler Prof. Urbanus Mutwiwa

Dr. Kipchumba Cherono

Grace Wanjiru Njuguna

 

Fish Freshness Sensing Using Changes in Eye Fluid Fluorescent Compounds of Tilapia (Oreochromis nilotica) Dr. Stephen Ondimu

Dr. Sylvia Murunga

Dr. Peter Odote

Jared Ondiba Performance evaluation of chlorella strains cultured in industrial wastewaters for cations removal and biofuel production Dr. Benson Gathitu

Prof. Christopher Kanali

Dr. Stephen Ondimu

Mweu Joel Mwelu

 

Evaluation of UV-Blocking Cladding Materials on Thin Layer Drying Kinetics of Tomatoes in a Greenhouse Solar Dryer Prof. Urbanus Mutwiwa

Dr. Erick Ronoh

Leonard Cheruiyot Korir

 

Optimization of an Adaptive Control System for Enhancing Production of Crickets (Acheta Domesticus) and Black Soldier Flies (Hermetia Illucens) Dr. Erick Ronoh

Dr. Stephen Ondimu

Peter Nyariki Mokaya Modelling and performance evaluation of a scoria evaporative cooler for storage of mango fruits Dr. Patrick Ajwang

Dr. Steve Mugucia

Sang Ronald

 

Evaluation of solar tunnel dryers with uv-blocking and uv-transmitting cover plates for drying fresh (Rastrineobola argentea) Dr. Eng. Gareth Kituu

Dr. Patrick Ajwang

Victor Kiprotich Langat Performance Characterization of an Evaporative Charcoal Cooler Powered by a Thin Film Photovoltaic System for Preservation of Avocado (Persea Americana Mill.) Prof. Christopher Kanali

Dr. Erick Ronoh

Dr. Stephen Ondimu

Murigu William Wanjohi Development and performance evaluation of a forced air biomass dryer for drying orange-fleshed sweet potato Prof. Christopher Kanali

Dr. Sylvia Murunga

Nzoka Victor M M Enhancing mango fruit (Mangifera indica) into mango flakes using freeze drying method: A case study of Kitui County Dr. Eng. Gareth Kituu

Dr. Patrick Ajwang

Rima Sharon Rehema Adsorption of greenhouse gas emissions from coffee processing Prof. Urbanus Mutwiwa

Dr. Patrick Ajwang

Dr. Sylvia Murunga

Yegon Haron Kiplangat Effects of low-density polyethene cover on quality of fresh mango fruits (Magnifera indica L.) stored in a plastic crate at ambient tropical temperatures Dr. Kipchumba Cherono

Dr. Steve Mugucia

 

Doctor of philosophy in Agricultural Processing Engineering

CANDIDATE RESEARCH TITLE SUPERVISORS
Veronica Ngunzi

 

Modelling and optimization of fuel mix for biomass boilers in KTDA managed tea factories: a case study of Makomboki factory Prof. Christopher Kanali

Dr. Eng. Gareth Kituu

Dr. Erick Ronoh

Joan Maina Simulation and Optimization of an Evaporative Cooling System for Tomato Storage using Analytical Models and Computational Fluid Dynamics Prof. Urbanus Mutwiwa

Dr. Stephen Ondimu

Dr. James Kimotho

Wamalwa Patrick Modelling and optimization of design parameters and performance of a stationary solar thresher for common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L) Prof. Christopher Kanali

Dr. Erick Ronoh

Dr. Eng. Gareth Kituu

Mirara Simon Waweru Optimisation of biodiesel production from black soldier fly larvae by transesterification process  and evaluation of the resultant biodiesel Prof. Urbanus Mutwiwa

Dr. Benson Gathitu

Dr. Kipchumba Cherono

Sitienei Weldon Modelling and optimization of a hybrid solar dryer with photovoltaic energy storage for drying orange fleshed sweet potatoes Dr.Patrick Ajwang

Dr. Kipchumba Cherono

Dr. Sylvia Murunga

Orido George Onyango Modeling, optimization and evaluation of the valorization process for digestate from cow dung Dr. Erick Ronoh

Dr. Patrick Ajwang

Dr. Benson Gathitu

Otieno Samuel Ouma A multi-data fusion system for water melon quality analysis from NIR, acoustic sound and ultrasound Dr. Stephen Ondimu

Dr. Kipchumba Cherono

Dr. Elizabeth Musiu

Mulei David Nzioka Enhancing energy production from agricultural wastes by utilizing dark fermentation products of anaerobic digestion to generate green hydrogen Dr. Benson Gathitu

Dr. Stephen Ondimu

Prof. Patrick Home

Dr. Francis Njoka

Mwaura Peter Waboi Application of megatronics-assisted extraction of vegetable oil Dr. Benson Gathitu

Dr. Erick Ronoh

Dr. Elizabeth Musiu