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  • I am Dr Adeoluwa Iyiade Adetunji, a Nigerian by birth. I started my career journey in Nigeria, where I obtained a BSc (Honours) degree in Food Technology from the University of Ibadan in the year 2001. In 2011 and 2012, I obtained a BSc (Honours) an...More

EXPERIENCE

  • University of Pretoria
    • Department of Food Science
    • Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    • March 2015 to November 2015

    Mentoring; Contributed in the supervision of two postgraduate research projects on the characterization of grain quality attributes, as it affect processing applications; Further investigations on tannin properties of tannin sorghum types.

  • Labworld, Philafrica Foods (Pty) Ltd
    • Research and Development
    • Research and Development Technologist
    • October 2015 to Present

    • Technical Signatory for various analytical methods. • New method development and validation for determination of raw material and final product structural and composition properties. • Facilitate training of the laboratory analysts on the new methods developed. • Manage laboratory quality system, in relation to quality and safety aspect of the lab, documentation of quality and safety system. • Lead in managing day-to-day of research activities in relation to research on modification of components and structural properties of raw materials in relation to nutritional and functional properties of the final products. • Manage laboratory-scale research and development projects. • Create and manage research trial protocols, including SOPs. • Maintain a working knowledge of new techniques, technologies and concepts.

  • University of Pretoria
    • Department of Food Science
    • Research Assistant
    • February 2011 to March 2015

    1. Tutored and mentored the undergraduate students in relation to Food Science subjects such as Food chemistry, Physico-chemical analysis, Thermal analysis, Cereal science and technology. 2. Research investigations in relation to grain quality characterization for Kellogg’s South Africa and South African Breweries (SABMiller).

EDUCATION

  • University of Pretoria
    • PhD
    • April 2012 to September 2015

    Doctor of Philosophy in Food Science

  • University of Pretoria
    • MSc
    • October 2010 to September 2012

    Masters of Science in Food Science

  • University of Pretoria
    • BSc Honours
    • February 2009 to April 2011

    Post graduate diploma in Food Science

  • University of Ibadan, Nigeria
    • BSc Honours
    • June 1995 to November 2001

    Bachelor of Science degree in Food Technology.

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