Mr. Jonah Mbae Mwaja

Designation: Senior Technologist
School/Institute: Institute of Food Bioresources Technology
Department: Food Science & Technology

Academic Background

Qualification Institution Year
MSc. Food Science and Technology Dedan Kimathi University of Technology 2019 – 2022
BSc. Food science and Technology Technical University of Kenya 2014 – 2017
Diploma in Food Science and Technology Kenya Polytechnic 2002 – 2004

Professional Qualifications

  • ISO 9001-2008 and HACCP Internal lead Auditor (2008).

Areas of Expertise

  • Food Microbiology
  • Food Chemistry
  • Food Biotechnology
  • Food Quality Assurance
  • Processing Technologies

Work Experience

  • 2011 – To date: IFBT Technologist – Dedan Kimathi University of Technology
  • 2006 – 2011: Kapa oil Refineries Limited
  • 2005 – 2006: Duke beverages limited

Other University and National Responsibilities

  • Marketing of DeKUT programmes to schools and general community.
  • Training promoter groups in the community on value addition and Health living.
  • Mentoring Food science students on how to face life challenges.

Social Responsibilities

  • Tree planting to boost forest cover.
  • Career guidance to the youth.

i) Peer Reviewed Journal Publications

  • Mbae, J., Koskei, R., & Mugendi, B. (2022). Effect of Addition of Coffee Extract on Microbial Growth and Functional Properties of Yoghurt. European Journal of Agriculture and Food Sciences, 4(1), 76–80.

Papers presented in Conferences, Seminars and Workshops

  • Mbae, J., Koskei, R., & Mugendi, B. Oral resentation –  Effect of Addition of Coffee Extract on Microbial Growth and Functional Properties of Yoghurt at Murang’a University of Science and Technology, Murang’a, Kenya, 3rd-5th November 2021.

a) Completed Researches

  • Effect of arabica coffee extract on microbial, physicochemical, functional properties and sensory quality of bovine yoghurt.

Research Interests

  • Probiotics and Prebiotics, Pesticides residuals in cereals and their safety to consumer. Antibiotics residiue in eggs in caged layered chicken.

Affiliation/Membership to Professional Bodies

  • Kenya Institute of Food Science and Technology (KIFST)

Any other talent that could contribute to the University agenda

  • Mentor and a career guidance.