Food Technology Postgraduate Programme Universiti Sains Malaysia

  • Chemical and physical modification of starches and other polysaccharides
  • Development of value-added bakery products
  • Development of value-added products from agricultural and marine waste
  • Fermentation technology
  • Flavour and bioactive compounds in herbs and spices
  • Food biopolymer structure-function
  • Food safety and quality
  • Functional foods
  • In-vitro and in-vivo evaluation of probiotics, prebiotics and nutritional bioactivities
  • Meat, fish and marine products development
  • Shelf life stabilization of traditional foods

Details of specific research areas for individual staff are shown in the Table below. The staff’s name is directly linked to their respective webpage.

Name Research Area
Abd Karim b. Alias (Prof. Dr.) Structure-property relationships and chemical/physical modifications of starch and other food biopolymers, Physicochemical and functional properties of sago starch
Azhar b. Mat Easa (Prof. Dr.) Maillard reaction and crosslinks for production of gastro-resistant hydrogels/films, Functional food, Protein-nutrient interactions, Almost illegal nutrastrategist
Cheng Lai Hoong (Dr.) Food analysis, Food processing and preservation by moisture control
Effarizah bt. Mohd Esah (Dr.)
Microbiology food safety, Medical and molecular microbiology, Food-borne pathogens
Fazilah bt. Arifin (Assoc. Prof. Dr.) Food analysis chemistry, Processing and preservation, Flavour analysis, Herbs and spices studies
Hayati bt. Samsudin (Dr.)
Food packaging, Mass transfer of food products-packaging materials system (i.e. migration, permeation, diffusion, solubility), Compatibility and interaction of food products/flavor compounds-packaging materials, Antioxidant/antimicrobial functional materials, Biodegradable polymers, Inverse problem pertinent to food products-packaging materials
Lee Lai Kuan (Dr.) Human nutrition, Nutritional biochemistry, Nutrigenomic, Food security, Biostatistic, Human clinical trial
Maizura bt. Murad (Dr.)
Sensory evaluation of food, Food chemistry and analysis
Norazatul Hanim bt. Mohd Rozalli (Dr.)
Food processing and engineering, Heat and mass transfer in food processing
Rabeta bt. Mohd Salleh (Dr.)
Antioxidant and anti-diabetes properties of selected underutilized fruits and herbs, Functional foods and beverages
Syahariza bt. Zainul Abidin (Dr.)
Food chemistry and analysis, Starch structure-digestibility study, Food processing
Tan Thuan Chew (Dr.) Science, processing and product development for coconut water/milk, Accelerated shlef-life study, Chemical kinetics, Enzyme inactivation, Healthy food
Uthumporn Utra @ Sapina Abdullah (Dr.)
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