B.S. 2004 - Seoul National University, Food Science & Technology
M.S. 2006 - Seoul National University, Food Science & Technology
Ph D. 2012 - Purdue University, Food Science
Jung Y Kwon(Research Area)
Biological functions of natural dietary molecules derived from marine resources in health promotion and disease prevention. Research interest includes identifying marine-derived bioactive compounds with beneficial effects in obesity and associated metabolic syndrome focusing on the regulation of lipid metabolism and inflammation in adipose tissue; uncovering potential health value of seafood materials and underutilized aquatic resources to promote efficient utilization of the harvested resources.
Professor Salwa Karboune is a graduate from the University of Marseille, France, in Food Biotechnology. Her main research expertise is in the design and development of new "green" approaches for the synthesis of novel functional food ingredients that can improve the quality and the functionality of food products. Her research program is based on a multidisciplinary approach combining food chemistry, enzyme technology and nanotechnology and focuses on carbohydrate-based bioactive molecules. Such a research is important as the structural and molecular roles of oligo/polysaccharides in biological systems are increasingly being recognized. Her research work also contributes to the sustainability of the Agri-Food sector by developing innovative biocatalytic approaches to generating highly added value functional ingredients from food-processing by-products. Her multidisciplinary research program has garnered national and international recognition through the sustained excellence of the research her group conducted. Her research has attracted funding from CFI, FRQNT, NSERC and MAPAQ. As part of her R&D collaboration with industries, she has led NSERC Engage and CRD grants and has partnered with MITACS. The research of her group has been covered in media, such as McGill Reporter, CBC and Journal of Montreal. At the national and International level, she is a committee member of the CFI Science Advisory Board, CIFSTâ€™s Scientific Expert Council, and the European Innovation Commission Advisory Board. In 2015-2016, she chairs the NSERC Scholarships and Fellowships Selection Committee for Plant and Animal Biology. She also serves on editorial and advisory boards for journals in her field.
Salwa Karboune(Research Area)
Dr Karbouneâ€™s research program aims at transferring novel findings emanating from bioactivity research to practical applications through innovations in sustainable biocatalytic processes to synthesize well-defined functional ingredients. The overall goal is to develop new sustainable processes and functional food ingredients from abundant biomass to meet the consumersâ€™ needs of healthy diet. The focus is currently put towards developing novel functional food ingredients supporting intestinal health such as prebiotics and phenolated oligosaccharides to achieve desired gut microbiome phenotypes.
Dr Abbas Amini is the registered member of Western Sydney University graduate supervisory board at the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics, and the member of Work Health and Safety Committee of the same university, Penrith Campus. Before joining the Western Sydney University, he conducted research with other Australian universities and CSIRO, as a postdoctoral research fellow at Monash University and Deakin University, and as a senior research fellow at the University of Melbourne. His fine outcomes have been presented in high impact factor journals, e.g., Nature publication group, and a recent published book in 2016.
Abbas started his teaching, industrial and scientific journey from obtaining an associateâ€™s degree in mathematics, and BSc, MSc, and PhD (from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology), all in mechanical engineering. Since then, he has updated himself with several Australian and Canadian nationally recognized professional certificates and diplomas, e.g., FULT (Foundations of University Learning and Teaching form Western Sydney University), TAE, WHS, CNC manufacturing etc. With his intense schedule, he has been extensively involved in teaching for many years in different sectors (including Western Sydney University), and worked in industry, e.g., Magna Powertrain, Toronto, Canada, as a manufacturing engineer and industrial designer. Dr Amini is a member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), an editor of 14 journals, and a committee member of 14 international conferences to-date. Abbas is the member of Advisory Committee of the Intâ€™l Conf. on Advances in Functional Materials, South Korea in 2016, where he has been recognized as a well-known name in advanced functional materials from Australia. In academic supervisory assignments, Abbas is supervising four PhD and two MSc graduate students, at present.
Abbas Amini(Research Area)
Dr Aminis research focus in particular covers a wide range of multidisciplinary aspects related to BioNanoTech: indentation methods, shape memory alloys, water treatment, drug delivery systems, piezoelectric materials, biomedical materials, graphene, graphane, CNTs, biodegradable polymeric nano-composites, TiO2, ZnO, environmental sustainability and water efficiency, experimental analysis, multi-scale (nano to macro) modelling of multi-physics phenomena, phase transition, mechanics of materials, fabrication of modern composites, 3D printing, and modern manufacturing.
I began my career at Harbin Medical University where I graduated with M.B. in Preventative Medicine, Master in Nutrition and a Lecturer for 4 years. I have background on Food Chemistry, Toxicology and food safety risk assessment. During my PhD study at the Institute of Food Research (IFR), Norwich I developed a specific assay for a selenium dependent glutathione peroxidase (GPX4). After my PhD, I worked as Research Scientist and Senior Research Scientist at IFR. My research focused on chemopreventive activities of dietary phytochemicals especially on the synergistic interactions between phytochemicals and nutrients on chemoprotective gene expression. I moved to School of Medicine, UEA in March 2005 as a Lecturer.
Yongping Bao(Research Area)
Understanding the mechanisms of isothiocyanates in cancer prevention, focussing on signalling pathways, cell cycle arrest, apoptosis and expression of chemoprotective enzymes.
Understanding the mechanism of Interactions between dietary isothiocyanates and selenium in gene expression.
Identification of novel anti-cancer biomarkers using microarray and proteomic approaches.
Neuroprotective effects of isothiocyanates and polyphenols.
Bioactivity of nanoencapsulated phytochemicals and trace elements.
Daniele De Wrachien is full professor of Irrigation and Drainage at the Department of Agricultural Engineering of the State University of Milan. He graduated in Geology at the same University ,where he received is PhD in Applied Geology. Director of the Institute of agricultural Hydraulics ( 2000-2006) Director of the Computer Centre of the Faculty of Agriculture ( 1989 - 1995) President of EurAgEng (European Society of Agricultural Engineers ) (2002-2004) Member of the Executive Board of CIGR ( International Commission of Agricultural Engineering ) ( 2006- 2014) Member of the Executive Board of ICID (International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage) (2005-2012) Member of the Board of Directors of WIT ( Wessex Institute of Technology ) (2010-2014) Author of more than 150 publications ( scientific papers ,keynote papers,books and technical papers ) Organizer of more than fifty international Events ( Conferences, Congresses,Symposia and Workshops ) held in about fifteen countries throughout Europe,Africa,Asia,America, Australia.
Daniele De Wrachien(Research Area)
water resources management; irrigation and drainage technology; performance assessment of sprinkler irrigation systems; modelling of transport processes in porous media ;modelling and fluid-dynamics of debris and hyper-concentrated flows; flood control and mitigation measures; desertification and environmental impact of climate change.
Since January 2006, Dr. Daniela Fracassetti has been working at the Department of Food, Environmental and Nutritional Science (DeFENS), UniversitÃ degli Studi di Milano (Italy), where she has been dealing with winemaking. During her researches, she has increased her knowledge about chemistry, molecular biology, physiology and microbiology in the model yeast S. cerevisiae as well as in the non-Saccharomyces yeasts, such as Brettanomyces bruxellensis. Actually, she is dealing with oenological chemistry, in particular she has been focused on the chemical mechanisms behind the formation of off-flavors and the fate of wine components and the development of analytical methods
Daniela Fracassetti(Research Area)
Her research interest include wine-making,chemistry, molecular biology, physiology and microbiology in the model yeast S. cerevisiae, non-Saccharomyces yeasts.
Products containing omega-3 have been a red thread in my professional career so far. My main technological expertise is food science with a deeper understanding of technologies such as refinement and purification of oils, enzymatic processing of oils and proteins, emulsification, fish processing and lipid oxidation. I hold a PhD in biotechnology (NTNU) of omega-3 fatty acids.
My last years, working in the marketing department in Mills, have increased my consumers insight, knowledge in innovation techniques and marketing of healthy brands. Mills has also given me leadership training building on my previous experience from work as a development manager in O3C.
Eva Falch(Research Area)
Her area of research interest includes food science, refinement and purification of oils, enzymatic processing of oils and proteins, emulsification, fish processing and lipid oxidation
Dr. Said Elshahat Abdallah is working as a Professor of Agricultural Process
Engineering, Department of Agricultural Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture,
Kafrelsheikh University, Egypt. He was born on January 6, 1972. He obtained
his Ph. D. degree in Technical Sciences in November 2005 from the Faculty of
Design, Don State Technical University, Russia. He prepared many scientific
literatures such as Engineering of Food Factories and Dairy Plants, Engineering
Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer, introduction to agricultural process
engineering, Instrumentation, Properties and Testing of Engineering Materials,
Fitting of Curves and Differential Equations and Differentiation & Integration,
etcâ€¦ He published more than thirty research articles in international peerreviewed
journals. He supervised, has done and examined about twenty M. Sc.
and Ph. D. dissertations. He participated in several either local or international
conferences on the topics of Agricultural Process Engineering. He contributed in
the attendance of many meetings, workshops and training courses. He was
awarded: Food Engineer of the Year Award â€“ 2010; Excellence Award in
International Scientific Publication â€“ 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and
2017; Arab Papers Published on Agriculture â€“ 2012; Egypt 25 Foundation
Award â€“ 2012; Who's Who in the World â€“ 2013, 2014 and 2015; 2000
Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century â€“ 2013; Top 100 Engineersâ€“ 2013;
International Biographical Center Man of The Yearâ€“ 2013; Cambridge
Certificate for Outstanding Engineering Achievement â€“ 2013 and Cambridge
Certificate for Outstanding EducationalAchievement â€“ 2013. He served as:
Editor-in-Chief; Associate Editor; Editorial Board Member; Food Expert;
Reviewer, etcâ€¦ in more than five hundred international peer-reviewed journals.
Said Elshahat Abdallah(Research Area)
Agricultural Process Engineering; Postharvest Technology; Bioengineering;
Food & Dairy Engineering; Agro-Industrial Waste Management; Process and
Bioprocess Engineering; Thermal & Non-Thermal Process Engineering;
Agricultural Production Engineering; Postharvest operations Engineering;
Composting and Vermicomposting Process; Non-Conventional Forages
Processing; Farm Wastes Bioconversion; By-Products Recycling Engineering.