Miss Leah Masakhwe Munyendo

Designation: Tutorial Fellow
Contact: +254 712135799
School/Institute: Institute of Food Bioresources Technology
Dept.: Food Science & Technology
Dedan Kimathi University of Technology ,P.O Box 657-10100
NYERI, KENYA
Email: leah.munyendo@dkut.ac.ke

Academic Qualifications

Qualification Institution Year
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, 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 – 2019 – Acquired funding for MSc research from National Research Fund, Kenya. Kshs 500,000
  • 2015 -2017 – Sponsored by Dedan Kimathi University of Technology to undertake my MSc study

Conferences attended
2014 – Food Processing and Packaging Exposyum (FPPE) held at KICC Nairobi

Other university responsibilities
2018 – Class advisor to 2017 class, Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics