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Christopher Mutungi, Ph.D

Dr.-Ing. Christopher Mutungi, Ph.D

Lecturer, Department of Dairy and Food Science & Technology

Faculty of Agriculture

P.O. Box 536-20115

Egerton, Kenya.

Mobile Phone: +254 705636992

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EDUCATION

Year

Qualification

Institution

2011

PhD Food Engineering

Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany.

2006

MSc. Food Science and Technology

University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya.

1999

BSc. Food Science and Technology

University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya.

1993

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education

Kilungu Day Secondary School, Makueni county, Kenya.

1989

Kenya Certificate of Primary Education

Kyale Primary School, Makueni county, Kenya.

FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION

Food Science and Technology, Food Engineering, Postharvest Technology

WORK EXPERIENCE

August 2013- Present

Lecturer Department of Dairy and Food Science & Technology, Egerton University.

2012 – 2013

Consultant in Postharvest, International centre for insect physiology and ecology (icipe), Nairobi, Kenya.

2011 – 2012

Senior Research Scientist, Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute, Nairobi, Kenya.

2008 – 2011

Project assistant, Institute for Food and Bioprocess Engineering, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany.

2006 – 2007

Research Assistant, Food Technology Division, Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute.

RESERCH PROJECTS

Sept. 2013 - March 2015

Hermetic storage for controlling postharvest losses and aflatoxin poisoning. Project funded by Grand Challenges Canada @ CAD 100000 to icipe; 2 MSc students to Egerton University.

PUBLICATIONS IN PEER REVIEWED JOURNALS (2008-Present)

1.

Affognon, H., Mutungi, C., Sanginga, P., Borgemeister, C. (2015). Unpacking postharvest losses in sub-Saharan Africa: A meta-analysis. World development, 66, 49-68.

2.

Mutungi, C., Affognon, H., Njoroge A., Baributsa, D. & Murdock, L. (2014). Storage of mung bean (Vigna radiata [L.] Wilczek) and pigeonpea grain (Cajanus cajan [L.] Millsp) in hermetic triple-layer bags stops losses caused by Callosobruchus maculatus (F.) (Coleoptera: Bruchidae). Journal of Stored Products Research, 58, 39-47.

3.

Njoroge, A., Affognon, H., Mutungi, C., Manono, J., Lamuka, P., & Murdock, L. (2014). Triple bagging hermetic storage delivers a lethal punch to Prostephanus truncatus (Horn) (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) in stored maize. Journal of stored products Research, 58, 12-19.

4.

Mutungi, C., Passauer L., Onyango, C., Jaros, D., & Rohm, H. (2012). Debranched cassava crystallinity determination by Raman spectroscopy: Correlation of features in Raman spectra with X-ray diffraction and 13C CP/MAS NMR spectroscopy. Carbohydrate Polymers, 87, 598-606.

5.

Mutungi, C., Shuldt, S., Onyango, C., Schneider, Y., Jaros, D., & Rohm, H. (2011). Dynamic moisture sorption characteristics of enzyme-resistant recrystallized cassava starch. Biomacromolecules, 12, 660-671.

6.

Onyango, C., Mutungi, C., Unbehend, G., & Lindhauer, M. G. (2011). Modification of gluten-free sorghum batter and bread using maize, potato, cassava or rice starch. Lwt-Food Science and Technology, 44, 681-686.

7.

Mutungi, C., Onyango, C., Doert, T., Paasch, S., Thiele, S., Machill, S., Jaros, D., & Rohm, H. (2011). Long- and short-range structural changes of recrystallised cassava starch subjected to in vitro digestion. Food Hydrocolloids, 25, 477-485.

8.

Onyango, C., Mutungi, C., Unbehend, G., & Lindhauer, M. G. (2011). Rheological and textural properties of sorghum-based formulations modified with variable amounts of native or pregelatinised cassava starch. Lwt-Food Science and Technology, 44, 687-693.

9.

Onyango, C., Mutungi, C., Unbehend, G., & Lindhauer, M. G. (2010). Batter rheology and bread texture of sorghum-based gluten-free formulations modified with native or pregelatinised cassava starch and alpha-amylase. International Journal of Food Science and Technology, 45, 1228-1235.

10.

Mutungi, C., Onyango, C., Rost, F., Doert, T., Jaros, D., & Rohm, H. (2010). Structural and physicochemical properties and in vitro digestibility of recrystallized linear α-D-(1 4) glucans derived from mild-acid-modified cassava starch. Food Research International, 43, 1144-1154.

11.

Onyango, C., Mutungi, C., Unbehend, G., & Lindhauer, M. G. (2010). Rheological and baking characteristics of batter and bread prepared from pregelatinised cassava starch and sorghum and modified using microbial transglutaminase. Journal of Food Engineering, 97, 465-470.

12.

Mutungi, C., Rost, F., Onyango, C., Jaros, D., & Rohm, H. (2009). Crystallinity, thermal and morphological characteristics of resistant starch type III produced by hydrothermal treatment of debranched cassava starch. Starch-Starke, 61, 634-645.

13.

Onyango, C., Mutungi, C., Unbehend, G., & Lindhauer, M. G. (2009). Creep-recovery parameters of gluten-free batter and crumb properties of bread prepared from pregelatinised cassava starch, sorghum and selected proteins. International Journal of Food Science and Technology, 44, 2493-2499.

14.

Mutungi, C., Onyango, C., Jaros, D., Henle, T., & Rohm, H. (2009). Determination of optimum conditions for enzymatic debranching of cassava starch and synthesis of resistant starch type III using central composite rotatable design. Starch-Starke, 61, 367-376.

15.

Onyango, C., & Mutungi, C. (2008). Synthesis and in vitro digestion of resistant starch type III from enzymatically hydrolysed cassava starch. International Journal of Food Science and Technology, 43, 1860-1865.

16.

Mutungi, C., Lamuka, P., Arimi, S., Gathumbi, J., & Onyango, C. (2008). The fate of aflatoxins during processing of maize into muthokoi - A traditional Kenyan food. Food Control, 19, 714-721.

BOOKS/ BOOK CHAPTERS

1

Mutungi, C., (2011). Studies on formation and characteristics of enzyme resistant starch from cassava (Manihot esculanta Crantz). ISBN 978-3-942710-38-1.

2

C. Mutungi, S. Schuldt, C. Onyango, Y. Schneider, D. Jaros, H. Rohm. Structure elucidation of polymeric materials by dynamic vapour sorption: example starch. In W. Kunze (2012). New materials and new methods under use of thermal analysis, microcalorimetry and rheology. ISBN 978-3-940184-09-2.

POLICY BRIEFS

1

Mutungi, C. and Affognon, H. 2013. Tackling Food Losses - Outlook for Postharvest Research and Innovation in Mozambique. ICIPE Policy Brief No. 1/13, 8pp

2

Mutungi, C. and Affognon, H. 2013. Mitigation Food Losses in Benin - Status and Way Forward for Postharvest Research and Innovations. ICIPE Policy Brief No. 2/13, 8pp.

3

Mutungi, C. and Affognon, H. 2013. Fighting Food Losses in Tanzania - The Way Forward for Postharvest Research and Innovations. ICIPE Policy Brief No. 3/13, 8pp.

4

Mutungi, C. and Affognon, H. 2013. Gaps and Outlook for Postharvest Research and Innovations in Ghana. ICIPE Policy Brief No. 4/13, 8pp.

5

Mutungi, C. and Affognon, H. 2013. Addressing Food Losses - Status and Way Forward for Postharvest Research and Innovations in Kenya. ICIPE Policy Brief No. 5/13, 8pp.

6

Mutungi, C. and Affognon, H. 2013. Mitigation Food Losses - Status and Way Forward for Postharvest Research and Innovations in Malawi. ICIPE Policy Brief No. 6/13, 8pp.

WORKING PAPERS

1

Njoroge A., Affognon H. and C. Mutungi 2013. Review of Postharvest Loss Assessment Methodologies. International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology, 32 pp.

TECHNICAL REPORTS

1

Affognon, H., and Mutungi, C. 2013. Postharvest losses in Africa- analytical review and synthesis: Gaps and outlook for future postharvest research and innovation in sub-Saharan Africa report of project results validation workshop held at icipe Nairobi, Kenya, 18th - 20th February 2013, IDRC, pp. 87.

2

Adegbola P. Y., Dannon E. A., Mutungi C. and Affognon H. 2012. Postharvest losses in Africa – Analytical review and synthesis: the case of Benin, IDRC,124 pp.

3

Vowotor K. A., Mensah-Bonsu A., Mutungi C. and Affognon H. 2012. Postharvest losses in Africa – Analytical review and synthesis: the case of Ghana, IDRC, 123 pp.

4

Ndaka D., Macharia I., Mutungi C. and Affognon H. 2012. Postharvest losses in Africa – Analytical review and synthesis: the case of Kenya, IDRC, 93 pp.

5

Chiwaula L., Mtethiwa J., C. Mutungi and Affognon H. 2012. Postharvest losses in Africa – Analytical review and synthesis: the case of Malawi, IDRC, 71 pp.

6

Cugala D., Tostão E., C. Mutungi and Affognon H. 2012. Postharvest losses in Africa – Analytical review and synthesis: the case of Mozambique, IDRC, 61 pp.

7

Mutungi C., Makindara J., Magoma R. and Affognon H. 2012. Postharvest losses in Africa – Analytical review and synthesis: the case of Tanzania, IDRC,115 pp.

PRESENTATIONS IN WORKSHOPS AND CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

1.

C. Mutungi, H. Affognon, A. Njoroge, E. Ognakossan, D. Baributsa & L. Murdock (2014). Storage of mung bean (Vigna radiata [L.] Wilczek) and pigeonpea grains (Cajanus cajan [L.] Millsp) in Purdue Improved Crop Storage (PICS™) bags stops losses caused by Callosobruchus maculatus (F.) (Coleoptera: Bruchidae). Poster, Hermetic grain storage workshop, 28-29, April 2014, Nairobi, Kenya.

2.

Mutungi, C & Affognon, H (2013). Enhancing Postharvest Processes – Africa Food Security Conference, 14 – 15 August, Laico Regency, Nairobi Kenya (invited speaker).

3.

Mutungi, C., Passauer, L., Jaros, D., Rohm, H. (2012). Comparison of methods for starch crystallinity determination. Oral presentation, Association of Cereal Research, 63rd Starch convention, 18-19 April, Detmold, Germany.

4.

Onyango C., Mutungi, C., Unbehend, G., & Lindhauer, M. G. (2011). Malted sorghum as a functional ingredient in sorghum-based gluten-free bread. Partnerships in science, research and education for sustainable solutions in African countries, 28-29 June, Bonn, Germany

5.

Mutungi, C., Onyango, C., Jaros, D., & Rohm, H. (2011). Structural characteristics of enzyme resistant starch type III: An example of debranched and hydrothermally treated cassava starch. Oral presentation, Association of Cereal Research, 62nd Starch convention: Possible future directions of the Starch Industry, 13-14 April, Detmold, Germany (invited speaker).

6.

Mutungi, C., Schuldt, S., Onyango, C., Schneider, Y., Jaros, D., & Rohm, H. (2011). Structure elucidation of polymeric materials by dynamic vapour sorption: example starch. Oral presentation, TA Instruments user-seminar: New materials and new methods under use of thermal analysis, microcalorimetry and rheology, 24-25 March, Würzburg, Germany (invited speaker).

7.

Onyango, C & Mutungi, C. (2011).Technology selection and application for export-oriented small and medium enterprises. Export Processing Zone Authority, 10 March Nairobi, KENYA.

8.

Onyango, C., & Mutungi, C. (2010). Rheological and textural properties of gluten-free sorghum bread modified using selected starches. Presentation Humboldt Kolleg Conference, 24-26 November, Nairobi, Kenya.

9.

Mutungi, C., Onyango, C., Jaros, D., & Rohm, H. (2009). Structural characteristics of recrystallized linear α-D-(14) glucans derived from mild-acid modified starch. Poster, European Federation of Food Science and Technology conference, 11-13 November, Budapest, Hungary.

10.

Mutungi, C., Rost, F., Onyango, C., Jaros, D., & Rohm, H. (2009). Structural properties of resistant starch type III from debranched cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) starch. Presentation, German Society of Food Technology Conference, 22-24 October, Lemgo, Germany.

11.

Onyango, C., Mutungi, C., Unbehend, G., & Lindhauer, M. G. (2009). Effect of selected proteins on the dough rheology and crumb character of gluten-free bread made from cassava starch and sorghum. Poster, German Society of Food Technology Conference, 22-24 October, Lemgo, Germany.

12.

Mutungi, C., Rost, F., Onyango, C., Jaros, D., & Rohm, H. (2009). Structural properties of resistant starch type III from debranched cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) starch. Article conference proceedings, German Society of Food Technology Conference, 22-24 October, Lemgo, Germany.

13.

Onyango, C., Mutungi, C., Unbehend, G., & Lindhauer, M. G. (2009). Utilisation of hydrocolloids and emulsifiers to modify the rheological character and crumb quality of gluten-free bread made from pregelatinised cassava starch and sorghum. Poster; German Society of Food Technology Conference, 22-24 October, Lemgo, Germany.

14.

Mutungi, C., Onyango, C., & Rohm, H. (2008). Optimization of synthesis and functional properties of resistant starch type III from cassava starch. Poster, German Academic Exchange Service conference, 21-22 November, Cologne, Germany.

15.

Onyango, C., & Mutungi, C. (2007). Optimization of enzyme mediated synthesis of resistant starch type III from cassava starch. Presentation, International Foundation for Science conference, May 28-June 02, Pretoria, South Africa.

16.

Mutungi, C. & Onyango, C. (2007). Integrated postharvest decontamination of aflatoxins – the case of indigenous maize processing methods in Kenya. Article in conference proceedings, Food Science and Nutrition Network of Africa conference on application of chemistry in food science and nutrition for improved food and nutrition security in Africa, 09-11 April, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

17.

Mutungi, C. & Onyango, C. (2007). Integrated postharvest decontamination of aflatoxins – the case of indigenous maize processing methods in Kenya. Poster, Food Science and Nutrition Network of Africa conference on application of chemistry in food science and nutrition for improved food and nutrition security in Africa, 09-11 April, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

18.

Onyango, C. & Mutungi, C. (2006). Strategies for the synthesis of resistant starch type III from cassava starch. Presentation, International Foundation for Science conference on Natural Resources: Chemical, Biological and Environmental Aspects, 10-14 December, Nairobi, Kenya.

19.

Onyango, C. & Mutungi, C. (2006). Breaking out of the maize-induced famine cycles in Kenya: Evaluation of post-harvest processing technologies of alternative carbohydrate foods. Presentation, Resources: Livelihood management reforms and processes of structural change conference, 18-23 September, Gobabeb, Namibia.

OTHER PROFESSIONAL TRAININGS

1

Fourier Transform Rheology: New materials and new methods in thermal analysis, microcalorimetry and rheology, TA Instruments, 24-25 March 2011, Würzburg, Germany.

2

Outcome mapping: International Center for Insect Physiology and Ecology, icipe, Nairobi, Kenya.

 

 

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