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Zinash Assefa Belay

Country of origin: Ethiopia Currently in: South Africa, cape town General field of specialization: Agricultural Sciences
PhD Fellowship Alumnae
Academic Background

Degrees

2017 Doctorate Agricultural Sciences
2011 Master Engineering sciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Agricultural Sciences

My professional interest and research focus on food science and postharvest technology and engineering research for fruit and vegetable. My current research is about modelling and optimization of active modified atmosphere packaging for pomegranate arils.

Research Keywords: 
Mathematical Modeling
food waste control
Plant physiology
food packaging

Publications resulting from Research: 


Belay, Z. A., Caleb, O. J., Mahajan, P. V., Fröhling, A., & Opara, U. L. (xxxx). A simplex lattice design to optimize active modified atmosphere packaging for storing pomegranate (cv. Wonderful) arils: Part 1, determining optimum gas for physiological responses. Biosystem Engineering, (on press).

Belay, Z. A., Caleb, O. J., Mahajan, P. V., Fröhling, A., & Opara, U. L. (xxxx). A simplex lattice design to optimize active modified atmosphere packaging for storing pomegranate (cv. Wonderful) arils: Part 2, determining optimum gas for maintaining quality attributes. Biosystem Engineering, (on press).

Belay, Z. A., Caleb, O. J., Mahajan, P. V., & Opara, U. L. (2018). Response of pomegranate arils (cv. Wonderful) to low O2 stress under active modified atmosphere condition. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture.

Belay, Z. A., Caleb O. J., Mahajan, P. V., & Opara, U. L. (20180. "Design of Active Modified Atmosphere and Humidity Packaging (MAHP) for ‘Wonderful’ Pomegranate Arils." Food and Bioprocess Technology (2018): 1-17.

Belay, Z.A., Caleb, O.J., Mahajan, P.V., & Opara, U.L. (2018). Application of simplex lattice mixture design for optimization of active modified atmosphere for pomegranate arils (cv. Wonderful) based on microbial criteria. Food Packaging and Shelf Life, 14, 12-17.

Belay, Z.A., Caleb, O.J., & Opara, U.L. (2017). Impacts of low and super-atmospheric oxygen concentrations on quality attributes, phytonutrient content and volatile compounds of minimally processed pomegranate arils (cv. Wonderful). Postharvest Biology and Technology, 124, 119-127.

Belay, Z.A., Caleb, O.J. & Opara, U.L. (2017). Enzyme kinetics modelling approach to evaluate the impact of high CO2 and super-atmospheric O2 concentrations on respiration rate of pomegranate arils. CyTA - Journal of Food, 1-9.

Belay, Z.A., Caleb, O.J., & Opara, U.L. (2016). Modelling approaches for designing and evaluating the performance of modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) systems for fresh produce: A review. Food Packaging and Shelf Life, 10, 1-15.

Belay, Z.A., Caleb, O.J., Pramod, P.V. & Opara, U.L. Pomegranate arils (cv. Wonderful) tolerance to low O2 stress during active modified atmosphere storage: based on real time respiration rate. Acta Hotriticalcurae, 1201 (pp. 213-220).



Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Research

Fellowship with OWSD

Fellowship with OWSD

Fellowship with OWSD

Fellowship awarded 2013

PHD Graduation 2017