Dr. Consolatha Joachim Ngonyani Mhaiki (PhD)

NAME:   Dr. Consolatha Joachim Ngonyani Mhaiki (PhD)

 

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BIOGRAPHY

Dr Consolatha Joachim Ngonyani Mhaiki is a Chief Technologist and Laboratory supervisor (with over 20 years of expertise in Analytical Chemistry, Environmental Sciences and Downstream biochemical processing of agricultural wastes). The main responsibility of Dr Mhaiki is the Management of Soil and Geological Sciences Departmental laboratory facilities which are located at Sokoine University of Agriculture. The facilities are used for the practical oriented teaching, research and consultancy services related to soil management and crop production. Furthermore Dr Mhaiki is advisor to Research Scientists, Agro dealers and Farmers on agrochemical management and handling (specifically on quality assurance of fertilizers and soil conditioners) for the sustainable soil management and crop production purposes.

FORMER EMPLOYMENT RECORD

Dr Mhaiki worked with the Chief Government Chemist Laboratory Agency in 1988-1992 as Analytical chemist and Human toxicologist. She was also responsible for the general assessment of the quality and safety of industrial products including agrochemical materials, for both, the consumer chemical tariffs and reporting for legal implications. Dr Mhaiki was also routinely involved in assessing hospital drugs performances and monitoring of psychotropic drugs.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION

PhD (Chemical Processing Engineering - University of Dar Es Salaam, UDSM 2010) Supervisors Jamidu H. Y. Katima (PhD) and Enock Massanja (PhD), www.udsm.ac.tz; Sc (Environmental Sciences- UDSM 2003), Supervisor Hudson H. Nkotagu (PhD), www.udsm.ac.tz;

B.Sc. (Chemistry Mathematics with Education - UDSM 1987), www.udsm.ac.tz

RESEARCH INTERESTS

 

RELEVANT PAPERS

Kempen, Bas; Kaaya, Abel; Ngonyani-Mhaiki, Consolatha; Kiluvia, Shani; Ruiperez-Gonzalez, Maria; Batjes, Niels; Dalsgaard, Soren (2014), Modelling and mapping the topsoil organic carbon content for Tanzania EGU General Assembly 2014, held 27 April - 2 May, 2014 in Vienna, Austria, V16, id.10413 

 Kimera, Z.I., Mdegela, R.H., Mhaiki, C.J.N., Karimuribo, E.D., Mabiki, F., Nonga, H.E. et al., (2015), ‘Determination of oxytetracycline residues in cattle meat marketed in the Kilosa district, Tanzania’, Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research 82(1), Art. #911, 5 pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/ojvr.v82i1.911

 Mhaiki, Consolatha J. N, (2013), Isolation And Characterisation Of Micro-Organisms With Industrial Importance From Sisal Bole Rots United Republic of Tanzania, Vol 34, No 1 (2013): Tanzania Journal of Engineering and Technology (TJET)

 Ngonyani, C. J. (2010), the utilization of sisal bole juice – Inulin as an alternative chemical Feedstock in citric acid production. UDSM PhD-Thesis (Chemical Processing Engineering)- University of Dar- Es-Salaam 

Ngonyani, C. J. (2003), Study of nutrients pollutants and their impacts on the water quality of Mindu Reservoir in Morogoro municipality. UDSM MSc. Dissertation 

Ngonyani-Mhaiki, C. J., E. Masanja, and J.H.Y. Katima (2007) Comparison of different sisal juice Inulin hydrolysis methods and their implication on industrial production of chemical Feedstock’s. Proceedings for the Conference on Collaborative Research for Technological Development held on 17th and 18th December 2007 Speke Resort and Conference Centre, Kampala, Uganda, organized by The Makerere University, NUFU & SIDA SAREC. E-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Ngonyani-Mhaiki, C. J., J.H.Y. Katima and E. Massanja (2006), Potential contribution of sisal wastes biochemical processing industry to poverty alleviation efforts in Tanzania. Proceedings for International Conference on the Role of Engineering in Poverty Reduction held on 6th to 8th December 2006 at AICC Arusha, TANZANIA, organized by The Institution of Engineers, Tanzania and other organizations; E-mail: www.iet.co.tz

 Ngonyani-Mhaiki, C. J., J. H. Y. Katima; E. Masanja; G. K. Rajarao and G. Dalhammar (2012), Isolation and characterization of microorganisms, with industrial importance from Sisal bole rots Uhandisi Journal of CoET Tanzania

 Ngonyani-Mhaiki, C. J., J. H. Y. Katima; E. Masanja; G. K. Rajarao and G. Dalhammar (2010) , A Study On The Production Of Extracellular Enzymes From Moulds And Fungi Isolates Of Agave H 11648 Bole Rots, Uhandisi Journal of CoE-University of Dar Es salaam Tanzania

 Ngonyani, C. J., and H. H Nkotagu (2010), The Statistical Evaluation of the Water Chemistry Parameters of the Mindu Reservoir at Morogoro Municipality, Tanzania Journal of Engineering and Technology (TJET), University of Dar Es Salaam Tanzania. 

Ngonyani, C. J., and H. H Nkotagu (2007), Study of nutrient pollutants and their impacts on the water quality of the Mindu Reservoir at Morogoro municipality. Uhandisi Journal CoET University of Dar Es Salaam Tanzania 

Ngonyani, C. J. and C. O’Reilly (2003) Preliminary investigation on physical chemical characteristics (Limn logical parameters) of the lower Malagarasi wetland and upper Luiche River waters: The Nyanza Project publications: An international interdisciplinary research training program on Lake Tanganyika)

MEMBERSHIP

NUSESA: Network of Scientific Equipment Users in Eastern and Southern Africa Region Member/ Technical Advisor 1998-Todate

SPALNA Soil and Plant Analytical Laboratory Network in Africa Member/ Technical Advisor 1995-Todate

TCS Tanzania Chemists Society Graduate Member 2004-

The Institute of Engineers Tanzania (IET) Chemical Engineers Chapter Graduate Member 2006-