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Faculty of Agriculture

Department of Consumer Sciences Staff - Prof. W. Solomon

Department of Consumer Sciences Staff

Prof. W. Solomon - Associate Professor

B.Sc. (Alemaya University of Agriculture); M.Sc. (Wageningen Agricultural University); D. Eng. (Asia Institute of Technology).

Research interest

Food rheology, Predictive microbiology and food processing modeling.

Recent Publications

  • Solomon W. K..2014. Hydration kinetics of direct expanded tef flour breakfast cereals in water and milk. Food Science and Nutrition. 2(1) 39-45.
  • Abera Belay, W.K. Solomon, Geremew Bultossa, Nuru Adgaba, Samuel Melaku 2013. Physicochemical properties of the Harena forest honey. Food Chemistry. 141, 3386 – 3392.
  • Elfnesh, F., Tekalign T. and Solomon, W. 2011. Processing Quality of Improved Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) Varieties as Influenced By Growing Environment and Blanching. African Journal of Food Science and Technology. 5(6), 324-332.
  • Laike K., Solomon W., Geremew B., and Senayit Y., 2010. Effect extrusion Operating conditions on the physical and sensory properties of tef (Eragrostis tef [Zucc.] Trotte) flour extrudates. Ethiopian Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology. In Press
  • Solomon W.K. and Zewdu A.D 2009. Moisture dependent physical properties of Niger (Guizotia abyssinica Cass.) seed. Industrial Crops and Products. 29, 165-170
  • Solomon W.K. 2009. Hydration Kinetics of Roasted Lupin (Lupinus albus) seeds. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation. 33, 214-225
  • Solomon W.K. 2008. Effect of barrel temperature on rehydraion kinetics of direct-expanded Tef flour breakfast cereal. Journal of Food Process Engineering. 31, 469-487.
  • Zewdu A.D and Solomon W.K. 2008. Moisture dependent physical properties of grass pea (Lathyrus sativus L.) seeds. Agricultural Engineering International. Manuscript FP 06 027. Vol. X, February 2008.
  • Solomon W.K. 2007. Hydration Kinetics of Lupin (Lupinus albus) seeds. Journal of Food Process Engineering. 30, 119-130.
  • Zewdu A.D and Solomon W.K. 2007. Moisture dependent physical properties of Tef Seed. Biosystems Engineering, 96(1):57-63
  • Solomon W.K. and V.K. Jindal. 2007. Modeling changes in rheological properties of potatoes during storage under constant and variable conditions. Food Science and Technology (lwt). 40, 170-178
  • Solomon W.K. and V.K. Jindal. 2006. Comparison of Axial and radial compression tests for determining elasticity modulus of potatoes. International Journal of Food Properties 9, 855-862.
  • Solomon W.K. and V.K. Jindal. 2005. Relationship between texture of raw and cooked potatoes. Journal of Texture Studies. 36, 589-604
  • Solomon W. K. and V.K. Jindal. 2003 Modeling thermal softening kinetics of potatoes using fractional conversion of rheological parameters. Journal of Texture studies. 34, 231- 247
  • Solomon W.K. and V.K. Jindal. 2003. Comparison of mechanical tests for evaluating textural changes in potatoes during thermal softening. Journal of Texture studies. 33. 529-542

Contacts

Email: wsolomon@uniswa.sz