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Meshack Kipruto Korir

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Assistant Lecturer
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+254724456570
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Division / Faculty
Faculty of Engineering and Technology
Directorate / Dept
Department of Agricultural Engineering
ACADEMICS
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536-20115, EGERTON
SUMMARY

Meshack K. Korir is an academic staff in the Department of Agricultural Engineering of Egerton University. I hold Master of Science Degree in Agricultural Procesing Engineering, Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Engineering, Bachelor of Science Degree in Biomechanical and Pprocessing Engineering, and currently about to compelete PhD in Agricultutal Engineering at Egerton University. My areas of interest include: Agro-processing Engineering, Process Control Systems, Renewable Energy, Structural and Engineering Design, Food Engineering Systems, etc. I am a registered Graduate Engineer with Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK).

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

2016 to date: PhD candidate in Agricultural Engineering Egerton University, Kenya

2015: MSc. in Agricultural Processing Engineering, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Kenya

2012: BSc. in Agricultural Engineering, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Kenya

2010: BSc. in Biomechanical and Processing Engineering, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Kenya

2003: Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE), Cheptil Secondary School, Nandi County, Kenya

1998: Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE), Kormaet Primary School, Nandi County, Kenya

FIELDS OF SPECIALIZATION

My fields of specialization include: Agricultural Processing Engineering, Process Control Systems, Renewable Energy, Structural Design, Agricultural Structures, Properties of Agricultural Materials, Engineering Research Projects, Food Engineering systems, etc.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

2016 to date: PhD candidate in Agricultural Engineering Egerton University, Kenya

2015: MSc. in Agricultural Processing Engineering, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Kenya

2012: BSc. in Agricultural Engineering, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Kenya

2010: BSc. in Biomechanical and Processing Engineering, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Kenya

2003: Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE), Cheptil Secondary School, Nandi County, Kenya

1998: Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE), Kormaet Primary School, Nandi County, Kenya

WORK EXPERIENCE
  • March, 2018 to date: Assistant Lecturer/Tutorial Fellow in the department of Agricultural Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Egerton University, Kenya
  • Nov. 2015-Feb. 2018: Teaching Assistant in the Department of Agricultural Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Egerton University, Kenya
  • 2014: Part-time teaching in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Kenya.
  • 2010: Part-time teaching, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Eldoret National Polytechnic, Uasin Gishu, Kenya
  • 2009: Trainee, Kenya Tea Packers Limited (KETEPA), Kericho County, Kenya
  • 2008: Trainee, Rift Valley Bottlers Limited, Uasin Gishu County, Kenya
KEY PROJECTS
  1. Pneumatic drying system for maize
  2. Evaporatively cooled store for mangoes
  3. Papaya seeds drying and oil extraction
RESEARCH INTERESTS

My research interest areas include: Drying and StorageTechnologies for Agro-produce and Products, Agro-processing Engineering, Process Control Systems, Renewable Energy, Structural and Engineering Design, Food Engineering Systems, Carbon Cycle,  Greenhouse Technologies, etc.

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS
  1. Korir, M. K. (2021). Development of a computer model for simulation of an experimental evaporatively Cooled near infrared reflecting store for fruits and vegetables. International Journal of Scientific and Technology Research, IJSTR. (In press).
  2. Korir, M. K., Mutwiwa, U., Kituu, G. M. and Sila, D. N. (2017). Effect of near infrared reflection and evaporative cooling on quality of mangoes. Agricultural Engineering International: CIGR Journal, 19(1), 162-168.
  3. Korir, M. K. (2017). Effect of drying on the properties of papaya seeds and oil characterization. International Journal of Engineering research, science and Technology (IJERST), 6(4).
  4. Korir, M. K. (2017). Influence of evaporative cooling and near infrared reflection storage on the chemical properties of mangoes. IOSR Journalof Agricultural and veterinaryscience (IOSR-JAVS), 10(12), 20-25.
  5. Korir, M. K., Mutwiwa, U., Kituu, G. M. and Sila, D. N. (2014). Simulation of saturation efficiency and cooling capacity of an unloaded near infrared reflecting charcoal cooler for on-farm storage of mango fruits. Journal of Sustainable Research in Engineering, 1(2), 34-39.
CONFERENCES & INVITED PRESENTATIONS

Scholarly reviewed Conference papers

  • Korir, M., Mutwiwa, U., Kituu, G. and Sila, D.  (2014). Assessment of postharvest challenges of mango fruits in upper athi river basin, kenya. Reviewed scholarly article presented in the proceedings of JKUAT Scientific, Technological and Industrialization Conference.
  • Korir, M., Mutwiwa, U., Kituu, G. and Sila, D. (2014). Development of a computer model simulation for predicting the performance of a near infrared reflecting charcoal cooler for on farm storage of mangoes. Reviewed scholarly article presented in the proceedings of International Annual Conference on Sustainable Research and Innovation, AICAD, pp.178-181. ISSN 2079-6226
  • Korir, M. K., Kaluli, W., Shitanda, D., Mutwiwa, U. and Ronoh, E. K. (2011 ). Effect of drying on papaya seeds and food properties of papaya seed oil. Reviewed scholarly article presented in the proceedings of JKUAT Scientific, Technological And Industrialization Conference, pp. 468-477. ISBN 9966-923-28-4

Professional conferences

  • 2018: UNESCO 5th Africa Engineering Week/3rd Africa Engineering Week & 25th IEK international conference. Harvesting Blue Economy for Accelerated Economic Growth: The role of the Engineer. 17th to 21st September, 2018, PrideInn Paradise, Mombasa.

 

HONORS, PRIZE AND AWARDS
  • 2016: Competitively awarded scholarship for PhD research work by the African Development Bank/Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of Kenya (AfDB/MoEST).
  • 2012: Competitively awarded ST&I grant for masters research  work by the National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) of Kenya, (NCST/ST&I/RCD/4th Call M.Sc/152).
TEACHING AREAS

My teaching areas include:

  • Agricultural Processing Engineering,
  • Agricultural Structures Engineering,
  • Process Control Systems,
  • Structural Design,
  • Principles of Engineering Design,
  • Engineering Research Projects,
  • Properties of Agricultural Materials,
  • Food Engineering, etc.
OTHER SOCIETIES
  1. Registered member of Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK)
  2. Member of the Food Safety Management at Egerton University
  3. Member of Board of St. John-Primary School, Kabongo, Uasin Gishu County
REFEREES

Eng. Prof. Japheth Onyando, PhD, PE, MIEK

Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Egerton University

P.O. Box 536-20115, Egerton

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Eng. Dr. Gareth M. Kituu, PhD

Dean, School of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, JKUAT

P. O. Box 62000-00200, Nairobi

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