Postharvest Technology
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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​PhD Stu​​dents

Adegoke.jpgAdegoke Adetoro

PhD Horticultural Science

Development of value-added fruit products


Gilbert Am​pem

PhD Food Science

 Quality oil from pomegranate kernels

ebrahiema.jpgEbrahiema Arend​se

PhD Food Science​​

Non-destructive measurement and prediction of pomegranate fruit quality​

Zinash.jpgZinash Bel​ay

PhD Food Science

Modelling and optimization of active modified atmosphere packaging for pomegranate arils

Anelle foto cv.jpgAnelle Blanckenb​erg

PhD Horticultural Science

Quantifying and minimizing postharvest fruit losses

Andries Daniels.jpgAndries Da​niels

PhD Viticulture 

Non-destructive multi-evaluation of table grape quality parameters and defects


Tobi Fa​diji

PhD Mechanical Engineering 

Mechanical design and performance evaluation of ventilated packages

AJ5_2757.JPGZaharan Hussei​​n

PhD Food Science

Bruise damage susceptibility of pomegranate and impacts on fruit quality


​Rober​t Lufu 

PhD Food Science 

Mechanism and control of fruit weight loss


MMatia Mukama.jpgatia ​Mukam​​a 

PhD Food Science

Resistance to airflow and cooling characteristics of pomegranate fruit inside ventilated packaging


Karen Munhuw​eyi

​PhD Food Science

​Active packaging o​​​f whole and minimally processed pomegranate fruit

​MSc Students

AJ5_2776.JPGTatenda Kawhena 

MSc Horticultural Science 

Non-chemical storage technologies for apple (Granny Smith) and pear (Packham's Triumph) superficial scald prevention


Ndubuisi.jpgNdubuisi Mafudor

MEng Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Development and testing of non-destructive bio-sensors for detecting pathogen diseases in plants


Faith Mokapane

MSc Horticultural Science

The effect of pre-treatments to preserve quality attributes and functional properties and to prolong shelf-life of dried pomegranate co-products


Lorian Yanc​lo

MSc Food Science

Effects of heat treatments on postharvest quality and shelf life of pomegranate fruit and arils