Food Technology

Karim Abd. Karim b. Alias
B.App.Sc. (USM) M.Sc., Ph.D. (Reading)
Room no.: 259
Ext.: 2221
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  • Physicochemical properties of foods
  • Food biopolymers interactions
  • Food processing and preservation
Azhar Azhar b. Mat Esa
B.Sc., Ph.D. (Nottingham)
Room no.: 242
Ext.: 3813/5207
Main office (Dean)
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  • Protein-nutrient interactions
  • Functional foods
  • “Almost-illegal” foods
Fazilah bt. Ariffin
B.Sc. (ISU),M.Sc., Ph.D. (Leeds)
Room no.: 240
  • Food chemistry & analysis
  • Food flavour study
  • Processing & preservation of food
  • Food packaging
Cheng Lai Hoong
Cheng Lai Hoong
B.Tech., Ph.D. (USM)
Room no:. 211
Ext.: 5209
  • Food chemistry and analysis
  • Moisture management of food
Rabeta2 Rabeta bt. Mohd Salleh
B.Sc., M.Sc. (UPM), Ph.D. (UKM)
Room no.: 219
Ext.: 5211
  • Antioxidant and antiproliferative properties of underutilized plants and herbs
  • In vitro and in vivo study of antidiabetic properties
  • Food product development
Uthumporn Utra @ Sapina Abdullah
B.Tech., Ph.D. (USM)
Room no.: 261
Ext.: 2220
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  • Food polymer science in the study of food biopolymer
  • Fundamental aspects of structure-property relationships and technological applications of starch and non-starch polysaccharides
  • Developing food products with added value (functional food)
  • Food processing of agro-based products and waste utilization
Syahariza bt. Zainul Abidin
B.Sc. (UPM), M.Sc. (UPM), Ph.D. (Queensland)
Room no.: 211
Ext.: 2223
  • Food chemistry and analysis
  • Starch structure-digestibility study
  • Food processing
Effarizah bt. Mohd Esah
B.Sc. (USM), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Surrey)  
Room no.: 212
Ext.: 6286
  • Microbiology food safety
  • Medical and molecular microbiology
  • Food-borne pathogens 
Maizura bt. Murad
B.Sc. (UiTM), M.Sc. (USM), Ph.D. (UKM)
Room no.: 233
Ext.: 6216
  • Sensory evaluation of food
  • Food chemistry and analysis
Thuan Chew 2014 Tan Thuan Chew
B.Tech., M.Sc., Ph.D., Post Doc. (USM)
Room no.: 258
Ext.: 6217
  • Beverages
  • Alternative food
  • Food processing
  • Food regulations
Hanim Norazatul Hanim bt. Mohd Rozalli
B.Eng. (UPM), M.Sc. (Wageningen), Ph.D. (UPM)
Room no.: 220
Ext.: 6361
  • Food processing and engineering
  • Heat and mass transfer in food processing
Lee Lai Kuan Lee Lai Kuan
B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (UKM)
Room no.: 217
Ext.: 6360
  • Human nutrition
  • Nutritional biochemistry
  • Nutrigenomic
  • Food security
  • Biostatistic
  • Human clinical trial
Hayati Hayati bt. Samsudin
B.Tech. (USM), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Michigan State)
Room no.: 216
Ext.: 5212
  • Food packaging
  • Biodegradable polymers
  • Inverse problem
Shariffa Nor Shariffa bt. Yussof
B.Tech., M.Sc. (USM), Ph.D. (UPM)
Room no.: 241
Ext.: 2222
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  • Food bioploymers and colloids
  • Food nanotechnology
  • Lipid technology
Musfirah Musfirah bt. Zulkurnain
B.Tech. (USM), M.Sc. (UPM), Ph.D. (The Ohio State University)
Room no.: 214
Ext.: 2112
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  • Edible oil applications technologies
  • Structuring fatty food systems
  • Minimal processing technologies


Dr Arniza coordinates the IWK 307 course (Advanced Paper Technology – Instrumental Analysis for Pulp and Paper) since she first joined the school as an academic back in 2006. Besides IWK 307, she also shares teaching loads with her colleagues for courses like IUK 303 (Industrial Waste Management) and IWK 103 (Introduction to Pulping and Paper Making). In tandem with the needs to equip students with entrepreneurial skills, Dr Arniza Ghazali also facilitates the final assessment for WUS 101 for the school. In addition to these normal teaching loads, Dr Arniza also conducts research centralising around the alkaline peroxide mechanical pulping (APMP) techniques, encompassing both fundamental and applied aspects. Other than APMP of mainly non-wood, Dr Arniza’s research is also geared to the development of pulp derivative materials, as a way of maximising the knowledge of her M.Sc. research. She invites interested candidates to join her exploration as research fellow or graduate students. Besides teaching and researching, she's also an ardent fan of human building philosophies like NLP and ESQ. Learn more about Dr Arniza at: