DR. KEVIN F. YATENCO

DR. KEVIN F. YATENCO

ABPROD Chair/Professor 2

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Agricultural and Bio-Process Division, Institute of Agricultural Engineering, College of Engineering and Agro-Industrial Technology, University of the Philippines Los Baños, College, Laguna (Tel # +63 (049) 536-3291)

Email Address: kfyaptenco@up.edu.ph

EDUCATION:

Year Degree University
2000 PhD Bioindustry Tokyo University of Agriculture, Japan
1993 MS Agricultural Engineering University of Illinois at Urbana, USA
1989 BS Agricultural Engineering University of the Philippines Los Baños

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Handling, packaging, transport, and storage of fresh fruits and vegetables; Drying and processing of agricultural/biological materials; Near-infrared spectroscopy for nondestructive testing of food/agricultural materials

PUBLICATIONS: (Google Scholar Page)

Malilay IXR, Yaptenco KF, Elepaño AR, Casas EV.(2012) “Gas Transmission Rates of Unperforated and Perforated Polyethylene Films for Modified Atmosphere Packaging Applications,” Philippine Journal of Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering (in press).

Yaptenco KF, Lacao MAJ, Esguerra EB, Serrano EP.  (2010)“Optimization and Pilot-Scale Testing of Modified Atmosphere Packaging of Irradiated Fresh ‘Carabao’ Mango (Mangiferaindica L.) Fruits,” Philippine Journal of Crop Science. Vol. 35, pp. 23-33.

Yaptenco KF, Kim JG, Lee HE. (2007). “Respiration Modeling of Cherry Tomato (cv. Coco) at Different Temperatures for Modified Atmosphere Packaging Applications,” Philippine Agricultural Scientist Vol. 90, pp. 272-282.

Yaptenco KF, Kim JG, Lee BS. (2007). “Gas Transmission Rates of Commercially-Available Polyethylene and Polypropylene Films for Modified Atmosphere Packaging,” Philippine Agricultural Scientist Vol. 90, pp. 22-27.

COURSES TAUGHT:

Course Code Course Title
ABE 151 Crop Processing II
ABE 157 Postharvest Engineering of Perishable Crops
AENG 37 Introduction to Biosystems Engineering
AENG 237 Process Control Theory

ORGANIZATION/AFFILIATION:

Member, Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society of Agriculture

Member, International Society for Southeast Asian Agricultural Scientists