William Odoom is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Food/Postharvest Technology at the Faculty of Applied Science and Technology (FAST) and also teaches some courses in the Department of Environmental Management and Technology.
His research interest is to acquire a better understanding of the pre-harvest and postharvest factors affecting perishable and durable products and identify innovative technologies that can be used to solve problems related to postharvest.
- MSc. Food and Postharvest Engineering (2011). Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Kumasi, Ghana
- BSc. Agric. Technology -Mech. & Irrigation Option (2004). University for Development Studies Tamale, Ghana.
- Teachers’ Certificate ‘A’ (1997). Wesley College of Education, Kumasi, Ghana.
- SSSCE (1993). Asamankese Secondary School, Asamankese, Ghana.
- Pre-harvest and postharvest factors affecting fresh produce,
- Innovative technologies that can be used to solve problems related to the postharvest physiology.
- Food quality
- Food processing and value addition in both durable and perishable crops
- Food product Development
- Crop drying
- Handling and storage of perishable and durable crops
Key Achievements and Accomplishments
- July, 2019 – Reviewed 4-Year B. Tech Food Technology curriculum document to NAB.
- May, 2019 – Led the Department Team to defend 4-Year B. Tech in Food Technology and Postharvest Technology Proposals at NCTE.
- February, 2019- Reviewed HND Food Technology and HND Postharvest Technology documents for re-accreditation.
- December, 2019 – Led the Department Team during NAB inspection in the HND Food Technology, HND Postharvest Technology and 4-Year B. Tech, in Food Technology Programmes.
- April, 2018- Reviewed 4-Year B. Tech Food Technology and Postharvest Technology Proposal to NCTE.
- June, 2017- Developed 4-Year B.Tech. Postharvest Technology Proposal to NCTE
- September, 2012 to Date – Developed the HND and B. TECH Postharvest Technology Curriculum for Koforidua Technical University.
- September, 2012 to Date – Supervised students to conduct research work in various areas of National Development.
- September, 2012 to Date -Facilitated and lectured students in various areas including Introduction to Postharvest Technology, Food Packaging, Crop Drying, Storage Structures and others.
- September, 2012-Date-Contributed to the establishment of Food and Postharvest Technology Department.
Seminars, Workshops and Awards
- Odoom W. (2019) A 3-day In-Service Training on Corporate Governance for Selected Members of Staff by Chartered Institute of Administrators and Management Consultants (CIAMC), KTU.
- Odoom W. (2018) A 3-day Research Proposal and Grant Writing Workshop
- Odoom W. (2018). 4-day Training in Yoghurt, Cheese and Ice Cream production at KNUST Dairy Cattle Research Station.
- Odoom W. (2017). 1st Runner Up Best Professional Lecturer, Faculty of Applied Science and Technology Sompa Award.
- Odoom W. (2016). 3-day workshop on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and Supervising Students’ Project Work.
- Odoom W. (2016). Training Workshop: Test Item and Evaluation.
- Odoom W. (2015). Best Food/Postharvest Technology Lecturer for 2014/2015 Academic Year.
- Regina O. A., Odoom W., Adomako C., and Edusei V.O. (2019). Assessment of Consumers’ Perception on Fresh-cut Fruit: A case Study in the New Juabeng Municipality in Ghana. Frontiers Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences, Vol.1 Issue
- Regina O. A., Odoom W., Adomako C., and Edusei V.O. (2019). Assessment of Microbial Load on Fresh-Cut Pineapple in Koforidua (Ghana) Market. Journal of Advances in Nutrition and Food Science, ISSN: 2572-5971) Vol. 4, Issue 2.
- Awuah, A, Odoom, W. and Awunyamah, M. (2018). Effects of Encroachment on Ghana’s wildlife and Protected Areas: A Case Study of Korlor Forest Reserve in Volta International Journal of Science, Environment and Technology, ISSN 2278-3687 (O), Vol. 7, No 2, 2018, 596 – 606.
- Edusei V. O., Odoom W., Kwofie S., (2016). Assessment of Freshcut Fruit Handling and Vending in the Central Business Area of Koforidua, Ghana. Asian Journal of Agriculture and Food Sciences (ISSN: 2321 – 1571) Volume 04-Issue 02.
- Odoom W., Edusei V.O., Mohammed-Kamil A.P., (2016) Extraction of Coconut Oil by Small-Scale Processors in Ghana: Operations and Constraints. Food Science and Quality Management (ISSN 2224-6088), Vol.55.
- Odoom W., Edusei V. O., (2015) Evaluation of Saponification value, Iodine value and Insoluble impurities in Coconut Oils from Jomoro District in the Western Region of Ghana. Asian Journal of Agriculture and Food Sciences (ISSN: 2321 – 1571) Volume 03– Issue 05.
- Odoom W., Bart-Plange A., Darko J.O and Addo A. (2014). Quality assessment of moisture content, free fatty acids and acid value of coconut oil produced in the Jomoro District of the Western Region of Ghana. Journal of Research in Agriculture, 3(1):