University of Nottingham Malaysia
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Ching Lik Hii

Associate Professor,

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Biography

Dr. Hii received his BEng (Hons) degree in Chemical Engineering in 1996 (University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology), MSc degree in Food Processing and Engineering in 2004 (Universiti Putra Malaysia), and PhD degree in Chemical Engineering in 2010 (University of Nottingham Malaysia). In August 2010, he joined the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering (UNM) as Assistant Professor and became Associate Professor in 2013. He is also Director of CQI and Accreditation in the department. Dr Hii is a chartered member of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (MIChemE), chartered engineer of the Engineering Council UK (CEng) and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy UK (FHEA). He is also committee member of the IChemE Food & Drink Special Interest Group. Beside teaching and research, he is involved in student activities as advisor to UNMC-IEM Student Section and co-supervisor for the UNMC BlueSky Charity Project.

Expertise Summary

Drying & Dehydration; Food Processing; Mathematical Modelling; Cocoa and Chocolate Technology; Food Quality

Chair of The 2nd International Symposium on Processing and Drying of Foods, Vegetables and Fruits (2012)

Vice-Chair of The 8th Asia-Pacific Drying Conference (2015)

Editorial (American Journal of Food Science and Technology; Malaysian Cocoa Journal)

Drying and Roasting of Cocoa and Coffee (NEW)

Food Processing and Drying E-Books (Prof. Arun S. Mujumdar's Research Group)

Teaching Summary

Present: Food Processing Technology; Transport Phenomena; Comsol Multiphysics

Past: Heat & Mass Transfer; Particle Mechanics; Industrial Dehydration; Chemical Products Design; Computer System

Research Summary

Dr Hii current research interests are in the areas of modern drying & dehydration technologies, preservation of food antioxidants/nutrients, bio-products processing and computer simulation on… read more

Selected Publications

UNM Alumnus of the Year (2018)

Vice Chancellor's Medal (2017)

Drying Technology Top 30 Journal Referees (2017)

Faculty Research Award (2017)

Outstanding Contribution to Editorial Processing of Ebooks in S.E.T (2014)

TLIF 2019 (Bronze)

IIDEX 2015 (Silver & Bronze)

PERINTIS 2014 (Silver)

MTE 2009 (Bronze)

Excellence Service Award (Malaysian Cocoa Board, 2004)

Excellence Service Award (Malaysian Cocoa Board, 2000)

Current Research

Dr Hii current research interests are in the areas of modern drying & dehydration technologies, preservation of food antioxidants/nutrients, bio-products processing and computer simulation on heat & mass transfer during drying/diffusion (Google Scholar). In the past and including to date, he has carried out research for several types of agriculture/food products such as cocoa beans, chocolates, star fruits, herbs, kedondong, chicken meat, papaya leaf and also investigated/developed several processing technologies such as heat pump drying, adsorption drying, stepwise drying, hybrid drying and solar drying. Particularly, he is interested to investigate the effect of processing on the quality and antioxidants/nutritional properties of underutilized agriculture materials in his current research. Outcomes of research have been published in several international peer review journals such as Drying Technology, Journal of Food Engineering, Journal of Food Process Engineering and International Food Research Journal. His current research collaborations are with Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Malaysian Cocoa Board (MCB), Diponegoro University (Indonesia) and Crop for the Future (UK-Malaysia).

The following are some on-going projects currently carried out under his supervision.

On going:

Project 1: Elucidating the degradation kinetics of carpaine to enhance the retention in papaya leaves extract for dengue treatment (Funded by FRGS, MOHE) - PhD candidate: Sharon Yap Jing Ying

Project 2: Drying of Spondias dulcis and product quality (Funded by CFF FoodPlus, CFF-DTP) - PhD candidate: May Ee Cheak Theng

Project 3: Processing of alternative protein; Simulation of Sawdust drying using REA (MEng R&D Project 2018)

News: Drying and dehydration: solutions to address global food shortage (ResearchSEA)

Past Research

Production of high polyphenols cocoa (e-Science, completed) - Dr Ahbay Menon

Future Research

Processing of alternative protein source and underutilized materials.

Faculty of Engineering

University of Nottingham Malaysia
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Selangor Darul Ehsan
Malaysia

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