Osunde Zinash Delebo Profile


Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering


Professor Zinash D. Osunde was born on August 20th 1957 in Ambo Ethiopia. She attended Maerege Hiwot Primary and Secondary Schools in Ambo, Ethiopia and proceeded to Nitra, Czechoslovakia for her University Education. Between 1976 and 1982 she was at the University of Agriculture Nitra, Czechoslovakia where she bagged an MSc degree in Agricultural Engineering. She also attended the Technical University of Vienna, Austria between 1985 and 1988 where she earned a diploma in Computer Science. In 2003 she bagged a Ph.D degree in Agricultural Engineering (Crop Processing and Storage option) from the Federal University of Technology, Minna.

She attended a number of professional training in various part of the world. Professor Osunde belongs to several professional bodies among them are Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Nigerian Institution of Agricultural Eengineers (NIAE), Association of Professional Women Engineers (APWEN), International Network of Women Engineers and Scientist (ICWES) she is a registered engineer with COREN. Prof. Osunde joined the services of the Federal University of Technology, Minna in 1990 and has held several positions of responsibility within the University and outside, which include Examination Officer, School of Engineering, Post Graduate Programme coordinator Department of Agric. Engineering, Head Agricultural Engineering Department, Chairperson Seminar and Colloquium style="mso-spacerun: yes;"> Committee, FUT, Minna, Chairperson LOC Maiden CEFE Nigeria conference 2012 She was the Treasurer, Technical Secretary and Vice Chairperson of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Minna branch, at different times and Chairperson Association of Professiona Women Engineers (APWEN), Minna branch.

1.Osunde Z. D. and B. A. Orhevba (2009) Effects of Storage Conditions and Storage Period on Nutritional and Other qualities of Stored Yam (Discorea spp) Tubers, African Journal of Food Agriculture Nutrition and Development (AJFAND) Volume 9 No. 2

2.Z.D. Osunde, M.G. Yisa and A.M. El-Okene (2008) Comparative Studies of Four Storage Structures for Yam in Niger State of Nigeria.African Journal of Root and Tuber Crops (AJRTC) Vol. 7 No. 1.

3.Z. D. Osunde (2009) Effect of Moisture Content on Thermal Conductivity of Cassava Tuber. Journal of Engineering Technology, volume 4, no 2.

P. V. Kwaya,Z. D. Osunde and I. M. Dagwa (2009) Determination of Physical Properties of Melon Fruit . Journal of Agricultural Engineering Technology (JAET); Vol 18,.No 1,

Z. D. Osunde and B. A. Orhevba (2011) Effects of Post Harvest Treatments and Storage


Conditions on Sprouting and Weight Loss of Stored Yam Tuber.Journal of Stored Products andPostharvest Research (JSPPR), Vol 2(20 pp 29-36, February, 2011 ISSI 2141- 6567 2011 Academic Journals.

6.Z. D. Osunde and A. Fadeyibi (2011) Storage Methods and Some Uses of Cassava in Nigeria, Continental Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 5 (2) ISSN:2141 4203, pp 12 18.

7.Fadeyibi, A; Halilu, A; Z. D. Osunde (2011) Analysis of Physicochemical Properties of Abattoir Wastewater For Irrigation in Minna, Niger State.Continental Journal of water, air and Soil Pollution 2(2): pp 12-15.

8.Fadeyibi Adeshina*, Zinash Delebo Osunde (2012) Effect of Moisture Content on Some Physical Properties of Rubber Seeds, International Journal of Agronomy and Agricultural Research (IJAAR) Vol. 1, No. 2, p. 15 - 20, 2011

9.A. Fadevibi, Z. D. Osunde (2012) Thermo-Physical Properties of rubber seed useful in the design of storage structure.International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering (IJABE), June, 2012 Vol 5,No 2

10.A. Fadevibi, Z. D. Osunde (2012) Mechanical Behaviour of Rubber Seed under Compressive Loading.Current Trends in Technology and Science Volume: 1, Issue : 2 , (Sept.-2012) ISSN : 2279-0535.

11.M. O. Sunmonu;O. Chukwu; B. A. Alabadan; Z. D. Osunde;(2012), Impact of Soil interspace, Bulk Density and Moisture content on Vitamin C Contents of Stored Oranges in Passive Evaporative Cooling Structures. Current trends in Technology and Sciences Volume 1 issue I July 2012.

12.M. O. Sunmonu;O. Chukwu; Z. D. Osunde; B. A. Alabadan (2012), Impact of Storage Structures and Soil Sodicity on Vitamin C Contents of Stored Oranges. Current trends in Technology and Sciences Volume 1 issue I July 2012.

13.O. A. Fabunmi, Z. D. Osunde, B. A. Alabadan, A. A. Jigam. (2013) Effects of Moisture Content on Physical and Mechnical Properties of Desma (Novella pentadesma) Seed.International Journal of Farming and Allied Sciences, 2(1)

14.O. A. Fabunmi, Z. D. Osunde, B. A. Alabadan, A. A. Jigam, (2013) Evaluation of Handling, Transportation and Storage Methods of Desma (Novella Pentadesma) Seed in Sixteen Communities of Edo State, Nigeria. The International Journal of Sciences and Engineering (The IJES), Volume 2 no 5.

1.A. Fadeyibi, Z.D. Osundea, , G. Agidib, , E.C. Evans(2014) Flow and strength properties of cassava and yam starchglycerol composites essential in the design of handling equipment for granular solids.Journal of Food Engineering, Volume 129, journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/jfoodeng.

2.Babawuya A.;Z. D. Osunde;I. O. Sadiq;and Eramus C. U (2014) Applications of Artificial Neural Network in Determining the Mechanical Properties of Melon Fruits.OSR Journal of Agriculture and Veterinary Science (IOSR-JAVS) www.iosrjournals.org

3.M. O. Sunmonu, O. Chukwu, Z. D. Osunde and B.A. Alabadan (2014) Development of Model Equations for Selecting Optimum Storage Parameters for Stored Cabbages.International Journal of Engineering Research in Africa Vol. 12 pp 95-105.Online available since 2014/Jun/06 at www.scientific.net.

4.Adepoju L. A., Osunde Z. D.(2015) Quality of Dried Banana Fruit Under Different Pretreatments and Drying Methods.Australian Journal of Engineering Research

SCIE Journals. Vol. 2 No. 1

1.Introduction to Computer Programming (200 level Engineering students).

2.Introduction to Agricultural and Bioresources Engineering

3.Processing and Storage of Agric. Materials.

4.Properties and Handling of Agric Products.

5.Food Engineering.

6.Introduction to Farm Mechanization.

7.Solar Energy Application in Food Preservation

8.Computer Simulation and Modeling of Agricultural and Biological System

9.Industrial Studies and Entrepreneurship

10.Presently teaching Food and Crop Storage Engineering

Registered with Council for the Regulation of Engineering Services in Nigeria (COREN, R8355).

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