Evelyn Adu-Kwarteng

International Collaboration

Key Areas of Research: Sustainable crop storage, preservation and processing technologies. Product development to enhance utilization of under-utilized crops with high potential impact on public health and/or industry. Nutrient analysis and micro-morphological characterization of germplasm in crop improvement/selection breeding

Academic Qualification: M. Phil Biochemistry, PhD Candidate Food Science & Technology (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology)

Area(s) of Specialization: Crop postharvest storage and processing technology, Food functionality and nutrient analysis, Food product development

Research Interest(s):

1. Sustainable crop storage, preservation and processing technologies

a. Botanical extracts in postharvest crop protection

b. Design and promotion of improved storage structures with low capital requirements

c. Zero-energy postharvest preservation technologies, requiring no electricity (e.g. evaporative cooling, solar drying)

2. Product development to diversify the use of under-utilized crops with high potential impact on public health and/or industry

3. Influence of enzyme activities and plant micro-structure (e.g. starch granule morphology) on food functionality