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Ballegu, W R W


Dr. Wenceslaus Rumanyika William Ballegu, a Tanzanian national born in 1958, is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Food Science and Technology at Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) – TANZANIA. He was Deputy Director of the Computer Centre at SUA for 3 years (July 2006 – June 2009) and now is the Acting Director of the Centre since July 2009. He holds a PhD in Engineering (Food Process Engineering). He has a long teaching experience at SUA and elsewhere (since 1986) - Makerere University, UGANDA (9 weeks) and Kigali Institute of Science, Technology and Management (KIST – RWANDA, 9 Weeks). He also offers one course for the Open University of Tanzania (distance learning - since 2002 to date). His research interest falls in the areas of design, fabrication and testing the performance of simple farmer-friendly food processing machines (equipment), formulation and testing the acceptability of new food products based on locally available food ingredients, and improving (perfecting) traditional food processing operations with particular attention on the safety of the end products. He has extensive research experience having worked in a number of multidisciplinary, multi-institution and multinational research teams. He has served on two national organs; (i) as a Chairman of the Technical Committee on Food Packaging and Labelling of the Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS: 1990 - 1996), and (ii) as a Member of the Food Technical Committee of the Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority (TFDA: 2005 to date). He is also a member of the Editorial Board of the Tanzania Food and Nutrition Journal (2006 to date). You can contact Dr. Ballegu through: Address: Sokoine University of Agriculture, Department of Food Science and Technology, P. O. Box 3006, Chuo Kikuu, Morogoro TANZANIA. Phone/Fax: +255 23 260 4838, Mobile: +255 754 463 016, and Emails: wballegu@suanet.ac.tz OR wenweba@yahoo.com See attached CV


PhD (Engineering) - Kansas State University (USA - 2001)

MSc (Food Process Engineering) - University of Reading (UK - 1988)

BSc (Process Engineering) - University of Dar es Salaam (TANZANIA - 1986)

Secondary Education (A-Level) - Moshi Secondary School (TANZANIA - 1981)

Secondary Education (O-Level) - Nyakato Secondary School (TANZANIA - 1978)

Primary Education - Seke Primary School (TANZANIA - 1974)

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