Tilahun Seyoum Workneh
Tilahun Seyoum Workneh
Professor Workneh is an Associate Professor at the Agricultural Engineering Discipline.

He has a diverse range of research interests such as: Heat and Mass Transfer, Hybrid Drying Technology and Food Quality and Food Safety to name a few.

 Position:   Associate Professor

MSc (Eng)
BSc (Agricutural Eng)
 Discipline:   Bioresources (Agricultural) Engineering
 Campus:   Pietermaritzburg
 Telephone:   033 260 6140
Email:   Seyoum@ukzn.ac.za
 Research Areas:

  Heat and Mass Transfer.
Hybrid Drying Technology.
Non-Thermal Food Processing and Preservation Technologies.
Optimization and Modeling of Food Processes.
Postharvest Technology and Process Engineering of Fruits and Vegetables.
Food Quality and Food Safety.
Engineered Systems for Functional Ingredient Production.
Environmental Modification and Control for Biological Systems.
         Recent Publications:

  Awole S., K. Woldetsadik & Workneh, T.S. 2013. Postharvest quality and shelf life of some hot pepper varieties. Journal of Food Science and Technology (Springer), 50(5):842–855, DOI 10.1007/s13197-011-0405-1.

Belayneh M., Workneh, T.S. & Belew D. 2013. Physicochemical and sensory evaluation of some cooking banana (Musa spp.) for boiling and frying process. Journal of Food Science and Technology, (Springer), DOI 10.1007/s13197-013-0940-z.

Tigist M. & Workneh, T.S. & Woldetsadik K. 2013. Effects of variety on the quality of tomato stored under ambient conditions. Journal of Food Science and Technology (Springer), 50(3), 477–486. DOI 10.1007/s13197-011-0378-0.

Oke M.O., Sobratee N. & Workneh, T.S. 2013. Integrated pre-and postharvest management processes affecting fruit and vegetable quality. Stewart Postharvest Review: An International Journal for Reviews in Postharvest Biology and Technology, 3(3): 1-7, doi: 10.2212/spr.2013.3.3.

Oke M.O., Awonorin S.O. & Workneh, T.S. 2013. Expansion ratio of extruded water yam (Dioscorea alata) starches using a single screw extruder. African Journal of Agricultural Research, 8(9), 750-762, DOI:10.5897/AJAR12.1091

Oke M.O., Awonorin S.O. & Workneh, T.S. 2013. Effect of varieties on physicochemical and pasting characteristics of water yam flours and starches. African Journal of Biotechnology, 12(11), 1250-1256, DOI: 10.5897/AJB12.1666.

Oke M.O. & Workneh, T.S. 2013. A Review on Sweet Potato Postharvest Processing and Preservation Technology. African Journal of Agricultural Research, 8(40), 4990-5003. DOI: 10.5897/AJAR2013.6841.

T. Yirsaw, K. Woldetsadik & Workneh, T.S. 2013. Effect of Harvest Time on Quality of Sugar Cane Cultivars. Advanced Materials Research, 824: 293-300. doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.824.293.

Workneh, T.S. & Moruf O. Oke 2013.Thin-Layer Modeling of Microwave-Convective Drying of Tomato Slices. International Journal of Food Engineering, 9(1): 75–90.

Workneh, T.S., T. Zinash & Woldetsadik K. 2013. Blanching, salting and sun drying of different pumpkin fruit slices. Journal of Food Science and Technology, (Springer). DOI 10.1007/s13197-012-0835-4.

Z. Teferi, T.S. Workneh & K. Woldetsadik 2013. Thin-Layer Drying of Pumpkin Fruit Slices. Advanced Materials Research, 824: 283-292. doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.824.283.

Kassim A., Workneh T.S., Bezuienhout C.N. 2013. A review on postharvest handling of avocado fruit. Journal of Agricultural Research, 8(21), 2385-2402.