August 28, 2014, by Graham Kendall
The 3rd International Symposium on Processing of Foods, Vegetables and Fruits
The 3rd International Symposium on Processing of Foods, Vegetables and Fruits (ISPFVF 2014) was successfully organized by the Centre for Food and Bio-products Processing (CFBP), Manufacturing and Industrial Processes Division and Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) on the 11-13 August 2014. The International Advisory Board was chaired by Professor Arun S. Mujumdar (McGill University) and co-chaired by Ir. Professor Chung Lim Law (UNMC) while the Local Organizing Committee was chaired by Dr Sze Pheng Ong (UNMC) and co-chaired by Dr Ching Lik Hii (UNMC). There were about 50 participants attended the symposium at the Kuala Lumpur Teaching Centre (UNMC) from regions such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, India, Taiwan and the Philippine.
The opening speech was presented by Professor Ian Harrison, Dean of Engineering (UNMC). A total of 49 papers were presented by the keynote speakers and presenters. The topics covered in this symposium included food processing, food engineering, food ingredients, product development, food quality and analyses, functional food, food chemistry, waste recovery and treatment, nutrition and health, packaging as well as food safety. Keynote sessions were delivered by Professor Yotaro Konishi (Osaka City University, Japan), Dr Brigitte A. Graf (University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus), Dr John Chi-Wei Lan (Yuan Ze University, Taiwan), Dr Riantong Singanusong (Naresuan University, Thailand), Dr Sachin Vinayak Jangam (National University of Singapore) and Mr Kenneth Tan Kean Giap (Dawnyx Technology Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia).
The aims of the symposium were to bring together academics, scientists, engineers, industrial experts and students to exchange and share their knowledge, ideas as well as findings in all aspects of food processing. It provides an important platform for the word leading professionals, scholars and researchers to address and discuss the nexus of foods, energy and water at all level. The event was kindly sponsored by Orifera International Corporate, Orbiting Scientific & Technology Sdn. Bhd., Dawnyx Technology Sdn. Bhd. and Dpro Scientific Sdn. Bhd.
The best oral and poster papers were presented to the following participants for their outstanding presentation during the symposium:
Best oral paper:
- Professor Abdullah M. Alhamdan (King Saud University, Saudi Arabia)
- Ms Advina Julkifle (Crops For The Future Research Centre, Malaysia)
- Ms Tia Raisha Hassanein (Swiss German University, Indonesia)
Best poster paper:
- Ms Zahiah Binti Mohamed Amin (Universiti Putra Malaysia)
- Mr Chong Pik Han (Universiti Putra Malaysia)
- Ms Kua Yin Leng (University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus)