Ms. Leah Masakhwe Munyendo

Designation: Tutorial Fellow
Email: leah.munyendo@dkut.ac.ke
School/Institute: Institute of Food Bioresources Technology
Department: Food Science & Technology

Academic Qualifications

Qualification Institution Year
PhD. Food Science and Technology Dedan Kimathi University of Technology 2019 to date
MSc. Food Science and Technology Dedan Kimathi University of Technology 2015 – 2017
BSc. Food Science and Technology Dedan Kimathi University of Technology 2011 – 2014

Areas of Expertise

  • Coffee Technology (Coffee Processing and Quality Evaluation)
  • Food Chemistry
  • Food Microbiology

Publications
Peer Reviewed Journal Publications
Munyendo L.M, Koskei R., Mburu M. (2017) Moulds and Ochratoxin A associated with green coffee beans (Coffea arabica L.) processed by wet and dry methods: A case study of Nyeri County, IOSR Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology and Food Technology (IOSR-JESTFT), vol 11 (6),66-72

Papers presented in conferences

  • Munyendo L.M, Njoroge D., Owaga E. and Mugendi B. (2019), Functional characteristics and potential application of coffee phytochemicals. The 2nd Food Science & Technology Platform of Kenya Conference, 2nd to 4th October 2019, Nairobi – Kenya.
  • Munyendo L.M, Koskei .R and Mburu M. (2017). Moulds and Ochratoxin A associated with green coffee beans (Coffea arabica L.) Processed by dry and wet methods: A case study of Nyeri County. The 3rd DeKUT International Conference on Science ,Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 1st to 3rd November 2017, Nyeri Kenya.

Awards and Scholarships

  • 2017 – Acquired funding for MSc. research from National Research Fund, Kenya.
  • 2015 – Sponsored by Dedan Kimathi University of Technology to undertake my MSc study.
  • 2019 – Sponsored by Dedan Kimathi University to undertake my PhD study.

Conferences Attended

  • 2014 – Food Processing and Packaging Exposyum (FPPE) held at KICC Nairobi.

Other University Responsibilities

  • IFBT teaching timetable coordinator.
  • Class advisor to BSc students (Nutrition and Dietetics, Food Science and Technology).