Dr. Francis Alemawor

Senior Lecturer

Dept: Food Science and Technology
Dept. of Food Science and Technology,
College of Science,
Aboagye Menyeh Complex Building,
Room No.: B9
KNUST-Kumasi, Ghana

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Research Areas/Interests

Food Chemistry (Characterization and Shelf life assessment of Dietary Lipids, Bioactive compositional analysis) Fermented and Functional Foods (Microb...~more

Research Projects (Current and Past)

Phytochemical, Biochemical Characterization and Shelf-life Studies of Wild Edible Fungi --- (2016 / 2017; Matilda Dzomeku, PhD FST student)

Cashew Nut Oil and Product Development --- (2016 / 2017; Akuba Timtey, PhD FST student)

Assessment of Physicochemical and Antioxidant Properties of Carrot Enriched Yoghurt --- (2016 / 2017; Elorm  Yawa Ofori, BSc FST student)

Microbial Assessment of Kola Nuts --- (2016 / 2017; Kofi Armah Boakye-Yiadom, BSc FST student)

Effect of Citric Acid Pretreatment on the Quality of Dried Oyster Mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus). --- (2016 / 2017; Diana Akuamoah Boateng Agyin, BSc FST student)

Assessment of the Prevalence of Palm Oil Adulteration with Sudan IV Dye in the Greater Accra Region --- (2015 / 2016; Jacob Amoako-Mensah, MSc FQM student)

Histamine Levels in Frozen and Smoked Fish in Nungua Market --- (2015 / 2016; Araba Incoom, MSc FQM student)

Sources of Microbial Contamination during Sobolo Drink Production --- (2015 / 2016; Gloria Azerongma Salifu, MSc FQM student)

Fatty Acid Profiling and Oxidative Stability of Pulp (Aril) and Seed Oils from Ackee Apple (Blighia sapida) --- (2013 / 2014; Isaac Ato Annan, MSc. FST student)

Characterisation of Low Alcohol Rose Wine Produced from Hibiscus sabdariffa Calyces Extract and Sorghum bicolor Leaves --- (2011 / 2012; Buah Josephine Akuba, MSc. FST student)

Effect of Roasting on Yield and Quality of Shea Butter Extracted by a Modified Traditional Method --- (2015 / 2016; Jerry Goulnye Tongwe, BSc. FST student)

Antioxidant Property of Oyster Mushroom after Different Drying Treatments (Pleurotus ostreaus) --- (2015 / 2016; Winifred Yeboah, BSc. FST student)

Effect of Moringa oleifera Seed Oil on the Peroxide Value and %Free Fatty Acid of Oil Extracted from Tuna (Katuwunus pelamis) Waste --- (2015 / 2016; Evelyn Sefah Anokye, BSc. FST student)

Effects of Cassava Starch Based Edible Coating on Shelf-Life of Fresh Oyster Mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus) --- (2015 / 2016; Rhoda Agyeiwaa Yeboah, BSc. FST student)

Quality Assessment of Brukina – A Local Fermented Drink, A case Study-Kumasi --- (Samuel Asante, BSc. FST student)

Aflatoxin Levels of Commercial Peanut Pastes in Selected Markets and Supermarkets in Kumasi --- (2014 / 2015; Rosemond Amuaful, BSc. FST student)

Physiochemical and Sensory Assessment of Freeze - Dried Fruit Powder; Banana & Pawpaw --- (2014 / 2015; Samuel Amoako Baafi, BSc. FST student)

Cocoa Shells as a Supplement and its Effect on the Growth and Yield of Oyster Mushrooms --- (2014 / 2015; Sonia Tuffour, BSc. FST student)

Evaluation of the Physicochemical Properties of Soy-Moringa Oil Blend during Deep Frying Process --- (2014 / 2015; Samuel Delali Kwawukume, BSc. FST student)

Influence of Germination on Soymilk and Fermentation on its Quality Properties --- (2013 / 2014; Biyaa Sekyere Owusu, BSc. FST student)

Formulation of an Instant Functional Weaning Food Product using Soybeans, Brown Rice and Carrot Flour --- (2013 / 2014; Asante Jemima Owusuah, BSc. FST student)

The Impact of Pearl Millet (Pennisetum glaucum) Flour on Nutritional and Sensory Properties of Yoghurt --- (2013 / 2014; Asi Frimpong Kwaku, BSc. FST student)

Alkaline Treatment Effects on the Shelf-Life of Palm Oil --- (2013 / 2014; Abena Serwaa Nsiah, BSc. FST student)

Microbiological Safety Evaluation of Street Vended Cut Fruits in KNUST and Its Environs --- (2013 / 2014; Vida Antwi, BSc. FST student)

Studies on Functional Properties of Wheat Flour Supplemented with Oyster Mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus) --- (Christiana Achiaa Sarpong, BSc. FST student)

Evaluating the Effect of Alkaline Treatment on Shelf Life of Crude Palm Oil --- (2012 / 2013; Alanda Manfo Sakah, BSc. FST student)

Effect of Pretreatments and Drying on the Quality of Dehydrated Oyster Mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus) Powder --- (2011 / 2012; Yvonne Kakraba Banin, BSc. FST student)

Incorporation of Processed Shea Butter in Milk Chocolate --- (2011 / 2012; Adrian Kofi Poku, BSc. FST student)

Textural, Chemical and Microbiological Analysis of Underutilised Fish Species (Dactylopterus volitan) The Flying Gunard in Ghana --- (2011 / 2012; Emmanuel Alorsey, BSc. FST student)


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