Recent Post Graduands with Theses Titles and Supervisors

GRADUATION 2016

Student Name

Program

Thesis Title

Supervisor (s)

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Gwendolyn BAN

PhD

Study the Effect of Trichoderma Species on Selected Soilborne Fungi in Papua New Guinea

Prof S Akanda/Dr M Maino

Lydia TASI

MPhil

Prevalence of Salmonella and Campylobacter spp. in Chicken and Egg as a Source of Foodborne Disease in Papua New Guinea

Dr Jayaprakash/Dr Yazid Abdad

Henry MAINO

MPhil

Yield Stability Analysis of 37 Promising Rice Varieties for Advanced Multi-location Testing in Papua New Guinea

Dr T Okpul

Redly OPASA

MPhil

Evaluation of Physicochemical and Organoleptic Characteristics of Introduced Promising Rice Varieties in Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea

Dr T Okpul

Theresa SAKI

MSc

Development of Nitrogen Dilution Curve for Sweet Potato (Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam) Crop

Dr R Rao

Ruth BAIGA

MSc

Influence of Biochar Material on Nitrogen (N) Mineralization and Nitrogen Use Efficiency (NUE)

Dr R Rao

Christian BUGAJIM

MSc

Genetic Variations Among Selected Oryza (i) Species of Papua New Guinea: Morphology and Seed Shattering

Dr T Okpul

Peter BUYOYU

MSc

Characterization of Colletotrichum gloeosporioides Causing Foliar Anthracnose On Cutnut (Barringtonias edulis)

Dr M Maino

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION AND DEVELOPMENT STUDIES (CDS)

Starza PAUL

MASTER OF COMMUNICATION STUDIES (MCS)

The Intriguing Challenges of Tribal Warfare in Enga: Communicating and Integrated Clan Based Approach to Restore Peace and Order

Dr G Sali/Prof. E Gilder

John RIWASINO

Communication Strategy for Agriculture and Forestry Project in Papua New Guinea. A Case Study on the Implication of Communication Campaign for Landuse Decision about Commercial Tree Farming in Markham Valley, Morobe Province

Dr A Yarapea/Dr K Mulung

Ruth Cliff MOKA

MSc

Assessing the Influence of Communication factors upon Student Academic Performance in PNG Secondary Schools: A Case Study of Lae Urban Secondary Schools in Morobe Province.

Dr R Orake/Prof E Gilder

Ero WAMBU

Resolving Conflict of Interest between Porgera Landowners and Barrick Mining Company through Interpersonal Communication Strategy and Community Engagement- Case Study at Porgera.

Prof E Gilder/Dr G Sali

DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY

John BEKO

MPhil

Commercial Prospects for Propagation of Gyrinops ledermannii in Papua New Guinea: Investigating Viability of Seed and Rootability of Stem Cuttings

Dr K Mulung

Russel TARUTIA

MPhil

Land Use and Land Cover Change Detection Using Expert Classification Techniques with RapidEye and Landsat TM in the Markham Valley of Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea

Dr D Lopez/Mr L Kari

Simon ARNOLD

PGD

The Interrelationship of Nutritional Deficiency, Root-zone Development and Pest Vulnerability in Araucaria cunninghami in the Bulolo Plantations of Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea

Dr L Orsak

DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Christopher RUSSELL

M Tech

Transient and Steady-state Responses on Automatic Process Controllers

Prof N Lambrache

DEPARTMENT OF MINING ENGINEERING

Mary KAMA

MPhil

Isothemal Carbothemic Reduction of Iron Oxides from the Ok Tedi Magnetite Skarn Ores

Dr K Gena/Dr J Witne

DEPARTMENT OF SURVEYING AND LAND STUDIES

Robert ROSA

MPhil (Geomatics)

Evaluation of Orthometric Heights from GPS Survey Using a Geoid Model– A Case Study for Madang, Papua New Guinea

Dr S Jana/Mr R Stanaway

Glen YALI

MPhil (Geomatics)

Assessment of Above-Ground Carbon Stocks Using Temporal Remote Sensing Data and GIS in a Low-Altitude Tropical Forest Landscape

Dr S Samanta/Mr J Suat/Dr C Yosi

Lepani KARIGAWA

MPhil (Property Studies)

Issues Affecting Incorporated Land Groups and Their Sustainability in Papua New Guinea (Case study of Morobe Province)

Dr J Babarinde/Mr S Holis

Jerry Kamane MILLE

MPhil (Property Studies)

Identification and Analyses of Land Dispute Factors: A Study of Boundary, Ownership, Types of Disputes and Assessment (BODA) Factors in Simbu Province, Papua New Guinea.

Dr J Babarinde/Mr S Holis/Dr S Jana

Mark TINAH

MSc (RS & GIS)

Using Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems to determine Oil Palm Production Potential Areas – Case Study of South Milne Bay to Orangerie and Amazon Bay of Papua New Guinea

Dr S Jana

Elizabeth Aipe MICHAEL

MSc (RS & GIS)

Identification of Potential Landslide Vulnerability Zones Using Geospatial Datasets Through Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System, Simbu Province, Papua New Guinea

Dr S Samanta

Slady AKIKE

MSc (RS & GIS)

Land Use Landcover (Lulc) Mapping and Estimation of Forest Canopy Density of the Wafi Golapu Project Area Pre- Deforestation

Dr S Samanta

Jennifer MAIS

MSc (RS & GIS)

Rabaul Volcano Ash Fall Hazard Risk Assessment on Critical Infrastructure Utilizing Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System

Dr S Jana

Leonardo WANA

MSc (RS & GIS)

Forest Cover Land Use Changes in a Sampled Area of the Morobe Province Using Remote Sensing and GIS Data

Dr S Samanta

Jonathan SIGA

MSc (RS & GIS)

Mapping and Developing a Data Base Management System for the Sugarcane Plantation Drainage System of Ramu Agri Industries - Papua New Guinea

Dr S Jana

John GREGORY

MSc (RS & GIS)

Use of Geographical Information System (GIS) to Assess Road Surface Condition and Create Road Maintenance Program _Case Study – Hiritano Highway, Central Province

Mr S Gupta

Chris VUE

MSc (RS & GIS)

Enhanced CCTV Monitoring Using Remote Sensing and GIS Applications- A Case Study to Monitoring and Control of Illegal Mining at Porgera Gold Mine

Mr L Kari

GRADAUTION 2015

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Macquin MAINO

PhD

Effects of Root- knot Nematode (Meloidogyne incognita) on Lowland Sweet Potato Varieties in Papua New Guinea

Prof S Akanda

Enara ENARA

MPhil

Screening of Thirty-six (36) Upland and Lowland Imported Rice Varieties for Drought Tolerance Under Glasshouse Condition

Dr M Wamala

Chris FIDELIS

MPhil

Development Composting Protocols Of Cocoa (Theobromae cacao) Composts and Their Efficacy

Dr R Rao

Samuel KAPIA

MPhil

Baseline Study on the Occurrence of Some Heavy Metals in Fish Tissues in Yonki Reservior, Eastern Highlands Province.

Dr R Rao

Tabitha MANJOBIE

MPhil

Investigation into the Biology of Segestidea defoliaria (Uvarov) and its Egg Parasitism by Doirania leefmansi Waterston

Dr Ero (PNGOPRA)

Jeffrey WAKI

MPhil

Investigation Gene Flow between Wild and Cultivated taro (Colocasia esculenta (l) Schott) populations in Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea.

Dr T Okpul

Anne Warra DANIEL

MSc

Efficacy of Nematode-Associated Bacteria as Biological Pesticide

Dr M Maino

Philemon NAHUET

MSc

Perceived Impact of Village Oil Palm Production on the Livelihood of the Growers in the Markham Valley of Papua New Guinea

Dr V Bue

Joseph KIMAGL

PGD

Effects of Incorporation of Rice Polish on the Performance of Broilers

Dr Jayaprakash

Vito OSO

PGD

Evaluating Soil Carbon Stock at Five Selected Land Use Systems in a Tropical Landscape

Dr R Rao

Charlie SURUBAN

PGD

Filed Evaluation of the Incidence of Brown Plant Hopper and Stem Borer on 36 Introduced Rice Varieties Under Upland Rain-fed Condition

Dr M Wamala

Mathias WILLIAM

PGD

Study on the Effects of Late-acting Self-incompatibility on Cocoa (Theobromae cacao) Pod Production

Dr T Okpul

DEPARTMENT OF APPLIED SCIENCES

Hundang KUNDO

MPhil

Exposure of Food Crops and Fishery Products to Cadmium in the Volcanic Areas of East New Britain Province and Their Potential Health Risks

Dr J Gopalakrishnan/ Dr A Pue

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION AND DEVELOPMENT STUDIES

Andie BILL

MCS

Communication Strategies for Developing a Procedural Framework to Formalise Land Issues of Ahi People of Mrorobe Province: A Case Study of Butibam, Kamkumung and Yalu Villages of Communicating Resettlement

Dr R Orake/Prof E Gilder

Ale GAUN

MCS

Effecting Ways of Communicating Resettlement Issue: A Case Study of Lae Port Development Projects

Dr G Sali/Dr G Khan

Barton MAINO

MCS

Effective Communication Methods Enhance Rehabilitation Programs in Prisons: A Case Study of Buimo Prison in Morobe Province

Dr G Sali/Prof E Gilder

Mispher NANU

MCS

Participatory Communication for Innovation in Rice Farming Systems

Prof E Gilder/Dr A Yarapea

Paul PARAKA

MCS

Effective Communication Prevents Cult Practice in Secondary School Students: A Case Study of Lae, Bugandi and Bumayong Secondary Schools of Lae

Dr G Khan/Dr G Sali

DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

Maling AMBRANGA

MEng

A Comparative Evaluation of the Structural Performance of Papua New Guinea River Gravel Using Repeated Load Triaxial (RLT) Test -A Performance Based Test

Mr C Kobal

Pia PETER

MEng

The Impact of Organisational Culture on Project Strategy of Construction Organisations in Papua New Guinea-A Case Study of Lae City Roads Rehabilitation and Upgrading

Prof Y Telue/Mr C Kobal

DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY

Olo GEBIA

MPhil

Variation in Tropical Rainforest Soil Seed Bank Community Along an Altitudinal Gradient in Morobe Province

Dr L Balun/Dr M Peki

DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS & COMPUTER SCIENCE

Issac ANGRA

PGD

One Topological Semigroup of Continuous Functions

Prof Mihail Ursul

Samuel DUNSTAN

PGD

To Create Dipstick Calibration Charts for Horizontal and Inclined Fuel Tanks through Mathematics Analysis alone

Dr A Moshi

Gebion KEWA

PGD

Industrial Application of Max Flow-Min Cut Theorem to Open Pit Mining

Dr A Moshi/Mr J Lanta

Joel TAHIE

PGD

Dedekind Complete Riesz Spaces and Boolean

Prof Mihail Ursul

DEPARTMENT OF SURVEYING AND LAND STUDIES

Cathy KOLOA

MPhil

Hydro-morphic Analysis of Markham River Basin and Hazard Assessment of Lae Coast Using Remote Sensing & GIS Technique

Dr S Samanta/Prof D Pal

GRADUATION 2014

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Merawe DEGEMBA

PhD

An Analysis of the Socio-economic Factors that Influence the Beneficiaries of the Leatherback Turtle and Crocodile Conservation Projects in Papua New Guinea

Dr P Manus / Prof A Halim

Christine TERIM

MPhil

Nematicidal Activity of Medicinal Plants Against Root-Knot Nematode, Meloidogyne incognita

Dr M Maino

Lucy LAUPAUVE

MPhil

Effects of Urea Molasses Mineral Blocks (UMMB) on the Performance of Goats Maintained on Natural Pastures in the Rain-fed Agro-ecosystems of Huon Gulf District in Morobe Province - Papua New Guinea

Prof G Danbaro

Ian SAWARABA

MPhil

Monitoring of River Waters for Cyanide from the Hidden Valley Mines

Dr R Rao

Fred BESARI

MPhil

Egg Production Performance of Hens Fed Concentrates Blended with Sweet Potato or Cassava in Papua New Guinea

Prof G Danbaro

Paula KAUPA

MPhil

Mineralization and Leaching of Nitrogen from Animal Manures and Urea Applied to Sweet Potato [Ipomoea batatas (L) Lam] Under Humid Tropical Conditions

Dr R Rao

Richard ALEPA

MSc

Effects of Land Use on Sulfur Status in Selected Food Garden Soils Associated with Oil Palm Blocks in the Humid Lowlands of Papua New Guinea

Dr R Rao

Samuel HINAFA

MSc

Training Needs of the Smallholder Farmers in Production and Marketing of Coffee in Eastern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea

Prof A Halim

Robin WINGWAFI

MSc

Biochar Production and Utilisation for Sweet Potato Productivity

Dr R Rao

Aina DAVIS

PGD

Evaluation of 36 Promising Rice Varieties Under Rain-fed Upland Condition in Lae, Papua New Guinea

Dr T Okpul

Evoi KESO

PGD

Preliminary Screening of 5 Elite Sweet Potato (Ipomoea batatas L.) Varieties for Salt Tolerance in Papua New Guinea

Dr R Rao

Jeromy KAVI

PGD

Economic Analysis of Marketing Margin of Taro in the Selected Market Centres in Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea

Dr P Manus

Timos PINGK

PGD

Evaluation of Anthracnose Disease on Five Varieties of Yam (Dioscorea alata) Under Humid Lowland Conditions

Dr M Maino

Miranda UAKAI

PGD

Evaluation of 36 Promising Rice Varieties Under Irrigated Culture Condition in Bubia, Papua New Guinea

Dr M Wamala

DEPARTMENT OF APPLIED PHYSICS

Helen HEREVE

MSc

Absorption Spectrum of BETA-caryophyllene- An Initial Phase Study of the Development of Cannabis Detector

Mr D Kolkoma

DEPARTMENT OF APPLIED SCIENCES

Jayson WAU

MPhil

Phylochemical and Antimicrobial Assessment of Ficus botryocarpa Miq (Moracease)

Mr D Timi/Dr A Harakuwe/ Mrs R Sipou

DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY

Alex BOTU

MPhil

Growth Performance, Meat Yield and Sensory Evaluation of Broiler Chickens Fed on Local Feed

Mr R Nigo/Prof G Danbaro

Alice TOPA

MSc

Understanding the Role of Sole Seed Bank and Primary Forest Species in Rehabilitation of Grassland in Papua New Guinea

Dr L Balun

Barbra RUING

PGD

Basic Density and Shrinkage of Pinus caribaea var. bahamensis (Griseb.) grown in Bulolo Plantation

Dr K Mulung/Mr B Gusamo

John BEKO

PGD

Commercial Prospects for Propagation of Gyrinops ledermannii in Papua New Guinea: Investigating Viability of Seed and Rootability of Stem Cuttings

Dr K Mulung/Dr T Okpul

Russel TARUTIA

PGD Land Use and Land Cover Change Detection Using Expert Classification Techniques with RapidEye and landsat TM in the Markham Valley of Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea

Dr D Lopez

Steven ANAKIME

PGD

Strength of Age 24 Araucaria cunninghammii (Hoop) and Pinus caribaea (Pinus) from Bulolo Forest Plantation

Prof M Hossain

Tombo WARRA

PGD

Variation of Functional Traits with Altitude: A Measure of Productivity and Longevity for Homolanthus novoguineensis and Trema orientalis

Dr L Balun

Steven KOMUT

PGD

Suitable (optimize) Kiln Drying Schedule for Trema orientalis

Mr P Edwin

DEPARTMENT OF SURVEYING AND LAND STUDIES

Junior TUMARE

MPhil

Application of Remote Sensing and GIS for Ground Water Potential Zone investigation in Bulolo-Wau surrounding, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea

Dr S Jana/Prof D Pal

Richard BAIA

MPhil

Application of GIS in Land Tenure Investigation for Mining Projects: A case study of Yandera Copper-Molybdenum Gold Project, Madang Province, Papua New Guinea

Dr S Samanta/Prof D Pal

GRADUATION 2013

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Delmae BALOILOI

MPhil

Screening of Cocoa Seedling for Resistance to Vascular Streak Dieback Through Leaf Disc Inoculation

Prof S Akanda

Betty TIKO

MPhil

Adoption of Coffee Based Farming Practices by the Smallholder Coffee Growers in Papua New Guinea

Prof A Halim

Frank VINDINAMO

MPhil

Design and Development of Low Cost Peanut Pod Stripper

Prof J Pumwa

Lena YUAL

MPhil

Prevalence of Gastrointestinal Parasites in Goats in Bena, Henganofi and Goroka in the Eastern Highlands and Situm in the Morobe Province of Papua New Guinea

Dr Jayaprakash

Eleo DOWA

PGD

Attitude of Broiler Farmers Towards Mini Feed Mills for Producing Cost Effective Self-Compounded Feeds

Dr P Manus

Kuna HONEAKI

PGD

Contribution of Participatory Rural Appraisal and Planning (PRAP) Project in Solving the Problems of Coffee Farmers in Goroka, Eastern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea

Prof A Halim

Arenu MUMBIANGKE

PGD

Effect of Urea Molasses Mineral Block Supplement on the Live Weight Gain of Weaned Beef Cattle

Prof G Danbaro

Lydia TASI

PGD

Assess the Effects of Agri-By-Products on the Growth Performance of Broilers

Dr Jayaprakash

Maureen TOM

PGD

Effect of Water Stress on Tuber Yield of Five Sweet Potato Varieties

Dr M Wamala

Glenn URATEL

PGD

Evaluation of Different Excessive Moisture Levels on the Tuber Yield of K9 Bullet Sweet Potato Variety

Dr M Wamala

Binel WERA

PGD

A Survey of Virus Infecting Sweet Potato Cultivars in Selected Major Sweet Potato Growing Areas of Papua New Guinea

Dr T Okpul

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION AND DEVELOPMENT STUDIES

Andrew NAILI

MCS

Cult Practices and Communication Strategies within Circles in the Urban Secondary Schools in Lae, Morobe Province

Mr J Kehatsin/Dr G Sali

David GELA

MCS

Effective Interpersonal Communication. A Tool for Community Development Work in Rural Areas

Ms R Gwale/Dr G Sali

David POLOMIA

MCS

Effective Uses of Interpersonal Communication Skills to Minimize Ethnic Conflicts in Lae, Morobe Province.

Dr G Sali/Ms R Gwale

Joel SEFO

MCS

Adult Literacy and Rural Lively Hood in the Usurufa Community, Eastern Highlands Province

Dr R Orake/Dr L Sar

Sylvia ULAI

MCS

The Role of Media in Empowering Women in Urban Settlements of Lae City

Dr R Orake/Dr L Sar

DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Steve ALES

MTech

Development and Characterization of Coconut Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites

Dr K Sumanasiri

Nosare MAIKA

MTech

Development and Evaluation of Green House Dryer for Partial Drying of Coffee Parchment for the Highlands Conditions of PNG

Prof J Pumwa

DEPARTMENT OF MINING ENGINEERING

Wilson KOBAL

MPhil

Extraction of Nickel (Ni) and Cobalt (Co) from Ramu Laterite Ore, Papua New Guinea

Dr P Afenya / Dr W Tongamp / Dr G ARPA

DEPARTMENT OF SURVEYING AND LAND STUDIES

Navua KAPI

MPhil

An Optimum Development Plan of Papua New Guinea University of Technology-Remote Sensing & GIS Approach

Prof D Pal/Mr S Gupta