Personal Information
Perkins Muredzi

School of Industrial Sciences and Technology, Harare Institute of Technology, Belvedere, Harare, Zimbabwe

Perkins Muredzi
Educations
From 01/2009 to 12/2012, Doctrate , USA
From 07/1986 to 07/1991, MSc Eng , Russia
From 07/2008 to 07/2009, Masters in Intellectual Property , Zimbabwe
Work Experiences
From 01/1995 to 06/1998, Lecturer , Harare Polytechnic College, Zimbabwe
From 07/1998 to 06/2001, lecturer / chairman , Midlands State University, Gweru, Zimbabwe
From 07/2001 to 06/2004, lecturer/ chairman , University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe
From 08/2004 to 06/2014, Dean - School of Industrial Sciences and Technology , Harare Institute of Technology, Harare, Zimbabwe
Projects
From 08/2001 to 07/2004, DFID-RNRRS-CPHP: Project R7485-; Facilitating the effective production and marketing of processed food products by small scale producers in Zimbabwe , Research project funded by the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID), for the benefit of developing countries which involved research work aimed at studying the status of small scale producers of processed food products and determining effective ways of marketing and production.
From 01/2005 to 12/2007, Development of an Adansonia digitata flavoured Soy Milk based yoghurt , to develop an Adansonia digitata Soy milk based yoghurt following development of apprpriate starter culture for the Zimbabwean market
Speciality
Food Engineering
Food Product Development
Food Science and Technology
Intellectual Property
Book
Emerging Non –Thermal Food Processing Technologies Publisher: CBH Publishers , USA, 2012 ISBN Number: 978-1-59835-313-6; P.Muredzi
Soy Bean Nature, Processing and Utilisation Publisher: Lambert Academic Publishers , Germany, 2012 ISBN Number: 978-1-59835-313-6; P.Muredzi
Food is Medicine – An Introduction to Nutraceuticals Publisher: Lambert Academic Publishers , Germany, 2012 ISBN Number: 978- -3659437106; P.Muredzi
: Effects of Soya Bean Meal Feed properties on Extrusion Publisher: Lambert Academic Publishers , Germany, 2012 ISBN Number: 978-3-659-43427-3; P.Muredzi; M.Nyahada; B. Mashwa
Designing a continuous conveyor oven drier for corn snacks Publisher: Lambert Academic Publishers , Germany, 2012 ISBN Number: 978-3-659-46362-4; P.Muredzi; W. Gwala
Isolation of citric acid producing Aspergillus niger strains Publisher: Lambert Academic Publishers , Germany, 2012 ISBN Number: 978-3-659-48100-0; P.Muredzi; M. Mudyiwa; H. Nyati
Isolation of citric acid producing Aspergillus niger strains Publisher: Lambert Academic Publishers , Germany, 2012 ISBN Number: 978-3-659-48100-0; P.Muredzi; E. Sackey
Journal Articles
Microbiological safety of cooked vended foods in an urban informal market - A case study of Mbare Musika, Harare, Zimbabwe; International Journal of Nutrition and Food Sciences; 2014; 3(3): 216-221; P.Muredzi; Raphael Kwiri, Clive Winini, Jeritah Tongonya, Wishmore Gwala, Enock Mpofu, Felix Mujuru,
P. Muredzi, M. Nyahada, B.W. Mashawa; “Effects of soya bean meal feed properties on extrusion failures and implementing a solution. Case study Monmouth Path’s Investments (Pvt) Ltd, Harare, Zimbabwe” International Journal of Nutrition and Food Sciences 2013; 2(2) : 60-69
Effect of Vermicompost, Vermiwash and Application Time on Soil Physiochemical Properties” M.M. Manyuchi; T.Chitambwe; A. Phiri; P. Muredzi; Q.C. Kanhukamwe; Vol4, No 4; International Journal of Chemical and Environmental Engineering
Effect of Drying on Vermicompost Macronutrient Composition”; M. M. Manyuchi, A. Phiri, P. Muredzi, N. Chirinda ; International Journal of Inventive Engineering and Sciences 09/2013; 1(10):1-3.
Impact of vermicomposting on lettuce cultivated soil”; M. M. Manyuchi, T. Mudamburi, A. Phiri, P. Muredzi , International Journal of Inventive Engineering and Sciences 10/2013; 1(11):41-43.
• T.T.Nyakudya; O.Mahoa; A.Samie; E.Chivanda; K.H. Erlwanger; M.Gundudza; M.L.Magwa; P.Muredzi; “Physiochemical characterisation of hexanic seed oil extract from the pepper tree( Schinus molle) of South African origin”; African Journal of Biotechnology, Volume2; Issue8; pp 854-859
• Manyuchi.M.M.; Dr.Muredzi.P.; Eng.Phiri.A.; Kadzungura.L.; “ Vermiwash and Application Time on Zea Mays Growth”; International Journal of Scientific Engineering and Technology Issue 7 of Volume 2
T.Nyakudya; N. Nosenga; K.H.Erlwanger; E. Chivandi; S. Amidou; Prof.M.Gundidza; .Muredzi.P.; “Grewia bicolor seed oil: Putative pharmaceutical, cosmetic and industrial uses” African Journal of Biotechnology
• Manyuchi.M.M.; Muredzi.P.; Eng.Phiri.A.; Boka.S.; “Comparison of vermin compost and vermin as bio fertilisers from vermicomposting waste corn pulp” Journal of World Academy of Science Engineering and Technology; Volume 78; 5 pages
• Manyuchi.M.M.; Chitabwe.T.; Muredzi.P.; Eng.Q.C.Kanhukamwe; “Continuous flow- through vermireactor for medium scale vermicomposting” Asian Journal of Engineering and Technology; Volume 1; Issue1; 5 pages
• Manyuchi.M.M. Kadzungura. L.; Eng. Phiri. A.; .Muredzi.P; Eng.Q.C. Kanhukamwe ; “Effect of vermin compost, vermin wash and application time on soil micronutrients”; International Journal of Engineering and Advanced Technology; Volume 2; issue 5;
Conference Papers
• IDRC/CRDI Publication – Proceedings of Conference on ‘Contrasting Different Research Approaches on Semi and Uncultivated Food Plants’ Held in Harare, Zimbabwe, 4-6 Sept 2001; Article Title: (page 115) Zimbabwean Indigenous Fruits and Vegetables – Potential for Marketing –P.Muredzi; July 2002
• Proceedings of the Test & Measurement Conference 2003; Birchwood Hotel, Boksburg, South Africa, 23-27 August 2003; The self-Tuning PID Control of the feed sulphur dioxide and air mixture in the contact process; P.Muredzi; N.Mazana
• Proceedings of the Food Africa Conference; 5-9th May 2003; Cameroon, “The potential of food processing to improve the livelihoods of the poor in Zimbabwe” T.H. Gadaga, L.K. Nyanga, P. Muredzi, A.N. Mutukumira and S Proctor
• Proceedings of the 16th International Congress of Chemical & Process Engineering 22-26th August 2004, Prague, Czceh Republic;”The generalized minimum variance control of the temperature of the feed sulfur dioxide and air mixture in the contact process”. Mazana N., Wardle A. P., Muredzi P. [1260]
• Proceedings of the 8th RCZ Symposium, January 2007, Harare; ‘Potential Markets for Processed Fruits and Vegetables in Harare’ P.Muredzi
• 7th International Food Data Conference; Sã o Paulo,October 21st to 24th , 2007, Transamerica Flat International Plaza, Al. Santos 981, Cerqueira César, São Paulo, Brasil ;” Proximate and sensory evaluation of selected Zimbabwean Soya bean varieties earmarked for Soy Milk production”; P.Muredzi
• 7th International Food Data Conference; Sã o Paulo,October 21st to 24th , 2007, Transamerica Flat International Plaza, Al. Santos 981, Cerqueira César, São Paulo, Brasil ; “Extraction and Characterisation of oil from Zimbabwean African Chestnuts (Sterculia Africana / Mungoza)”; P.Muredzi
• M. M. Manyuchi, A. Phiri., P. Muredzi and L. Kadzungura; “Conversion of food waste into bio-fertilizers through vermicomposting”; June 2012; HIT, Harare; Enviro Expo
• Phiri, A., Muredzi, P., Kanhukamwe, Q. C., Chirinda, N., Sengudzwa, T. and Manyuchi, M. M; “Vermicomposting technology as a value creation in waste management”; September 2012; UZ, Harare; Research and Intellectual Expo
• P Muredzi, Mr M Mudyiwa, Mr W Gwala; “Use of sodium benzoate and sulphardioxide in preserving soy yoghurt a Case Study of InstiFoods”; September 2011; UZ, Harare; Research and Intellectual Expo
• M Mudyiwa, P Muredzi, Dr H Nyathi, Prof E Mwenje, Dr W Mujaji; “Isolation of citric acid producing A.niger from Zimbabwe”; September 2011; UZ, Harare; Research and Intellectual Expo
P.Muredzi; “Demystifying and developing an intellectual commons through open access”; October 2012; Jameson Hotel; Harare; ZULC International Conference on Open Access
P.Muredzi; “Importance of IP in economic development; April 2011; ARIPO Academy, Harare; IP International Seminar
• Mukwekwerere.F.A., Mudyiwa.M., Muredzi.P.; “Investigating the characteristics of sauerkraut produced using cabbage varieties grown in Zimbabwe”; September 2011; UZ, Harare; Research and Intellectual Expo
Honors and Awards
Nominee- Research Council of Zimbabwe 2015 International Symposium, Harare, Zimbabwe -Research Excellence Award
Nominee- Southern Africa Research and Innovation Management Association, Jhg, South Africa, - Technology Transfer Award
Award- World Education Congress 2015 -Mumbai, India, Education Leadership Award
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