Josphat Igadwa Mwasiagi
Dr. Mwasiagi was born in Kenya, where he received his basic and secondary education. Dr. Mwasiagi did his Bachelors degree in PSG College of Technology (Coimbatore-India). He graduated from China Textile University and Donghua University with a masters and doctoral degrees respectively. His doctoral thesis covered modeling of cotton fiber to yarn spinning process using Artificial Neural Network (ANN), modified ANN models and Extreme learning Machines (ELM) algorithms. His industrial work experience includes working in Thika Cloth Mills (Thika) and Rivatex (Eldoret) where he worked as a Spinning Manager. Dr. Mwasiagi joined Moi University in 1997, where he works as a senior lecturer, in the School of Engineering. His area of research includes natural products (fibers, dyes etc), garment design, industrial modeling, re-newable energy, cleaner production and industrial policy formulation. Dr. Mwasiagi has published journal and conference papers covering modeling of fiber to yarn properties, tea dyes, enzymatic desizing, cotton industry in Kenya and the dimensions of the human body.