Ph.D., Washington State University, Pullman, Washington
Campus Address: 2472 Slaughter
Campus Telephone: 585-475-6978
Research Interests include: Correlation of quality and shelf life of packaged foods with packaging material characteristics.
Kereilemang Khana Nthoiwa, Ph.D., is a postdoctoral associate in the Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology/Packaging Science Department. She joined RIT in July 2012 and was previously a postdoctoral researcher in the Packaging Science program a the University of Wisconsin-Stout, where she taught classes and conducted research and industry projects on food packaging. Her research is focused on packaging technologies for shelf stable foods, particularly performance of plastic packaging materials during processing using novel food processing techniques (such as microwave and high pressure sterilization) and during long term storage. Additionally Nthoiwa is focused on the correlation of quality and shelf life of packaged foods with packaging material characteristics as well as the development and evaluation of antimicrobial packaging for food applications. She is a professional member of the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IOPP), Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) and International Microwave Power Institute (IMPI).