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UNMC academic wins Young Chemical Engineer Award

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Dr Show Pau Loke, an academic at The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC), won the Young Chemical Engineer in Research Award at The Institution of Chemical Engineers’ (IChemE) Global Awards during IChemE’s 10th anniversary celebration on 24 October in Kuala Lumpur.

“I am deeply humbled and pleased to receive this prestigious award today as this is a milestone in my career as a researcher, especially when the other nominees are key leaders in the industry,” Dr Show said at the award’s ceremony.

The research award ceremony was graced by DYMM Raja Permaisuri Perak Tuanku Zara Salim, who is an alumna of The University of Nottingham.

Dr Show is an Associate Professor at UNMC and holds a PhD in bioprocess engineering. His research is specifically in bioseparation engineering, which deals with the scientific and engineering principles involved in large-scale separation and purification of biological products.

He has published two book chapters, more than 33 research journal papers, presented five research papers at international conferences and obtained a patent. He is serving on the international scientific committees of international conference, including the Environmental Research Colloquium for 2013, 2015 and 2017, 22nd International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering (CHISA 2016), 19th Conference on Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction (PRES 2016) and 22nd International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering (CHISA 2016).

He is the primary researcher for 12 grants projects, and reviews for 50 peer-reviewed journals.

His excellent research performance won him the Platinum Research Award in 2013, 2014 and 2015 from the University of Nottingham’s Research Division.

“The awards our academics win reflect the University of Nottingham’s deep commitment to pursuing excellence in research and we are very proud of Pau Loke on his achievement,” said Professor Claire O’Malley, Vice-Provost (Research and Knowledge Exchange) at UNMC.

“Research also drives our teaching curricula, to contribute to capacity but also to develop the next generation of global citizens and leaders. Our students, at the undergraduate, masters and PhD level are taught and supervised by staff who are world-leading in their disciplines and research,” Professor O’Malley said.

(Article image caption: Dr Show was presented with the award by Professor Dominic Foo, Chairperson of the IChemE Special Interests Group of Education)

(Thumbnail image caption: Dr Show at the awards presentation ceremony)


More information is available from Dr Show Pau Loke on or Josephine Dionisappu, PR & Communications Manager at The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus on

Notes to editors: The University of Nottingham has 43,000 students and is ‘the nearest Britain has to a truly global university, with a “distinct” approach to internationalisation, which rests on those full-scale campuses in China and Malaysia, as well as a large presence in its home city.’ (Times Good University Guide 2016). It is also one of the most popular universities in the UK among graduate employers and the winner of ‘Outstanding Support for Early Career Researchers’ at the Times Higher Education Awards 2015. More than 97% of research at The University of Nottingham is recognised internationally and it is 8th in the UK by research power according to the Research Excellence Framework 2014. It has been voted the world’s greenest campus for four years running, according to Greenmetrics Ranking of World Universities.

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Posted on 26th October 2016

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