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UNM academic wins prestigious award in Wuxi, China


University of Nottingham Malaysia (UNM) academic, Professor Ir Dr Law Chung Lim, was awarded the Research and Application Award on Food Drying and Space Foods during the 6th Food Drying International Conference, and 7th Symposium for Space Nutrition and Food Engineering, that took place from 28 to 30 November 2020 in Wuxi, China.

Due to the current travel restrictions, Professor Law was not able to attend the conference. However, he attended the conference and gave his thank you speech virtually.

In his speech, Professor Law dedicated his award to his research team members, his co-workers, collaborators, Postgraduate students and his mentors.

He also added that he would continue to make contributions and create a positive impact to the research of food drying, food quality and food safety.

Professor Law’s main research focuses on food and bioproduct processing focusing on food quality and safety.

Quote from Professor Law:

“The world is facing challenges in many aspects, one of the main aspects is the food-water-energy nexus. I hope to continue to make real impact to the food-water-energy nexus especially focusing on topics related to food quality, safety and preservation as well as food process performance in terms of cost effectiveness and energy efficiency. University of Nottingham Malaysia has been given me a lot support and I will continue to work closely with my co-workers and research assistants. With the support from UNM and the team work, I look forward to making more positive impacts to the process industry”

Professor Law is Professor of Chemical and Process Engineering at the University of Nottingham Malaysia’s Faculty of Science and Engineering

(Article and thumbnail image caption: Chung Lim's recent research project on the processing of lemon myrtle leaves and how to preserve its bioactive ingredients using low temperature drying technology developed in UNM.)


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Notes to editors: The University of Nottingham is a research-intensive university with a proud heritage, consistently ranked among the world's top 100. Studying at the University of Nottingham is a life-changing experience and we pride ourselves on unlocking the potential of our 44,000 students - Nottingham was named both Sports and International University of the Year in the 2019 Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, was awarded gold in the TEF 2017 and features in the top 20 of all three major UK rankings. We have a pioneering spirit, expressed in the vision of our founder Sir Jesse Boot, which has seen us lead the way in establishing campuses in China and Malaysia - part of a globally connected network of education, research and industrial engagement. We are ranked eighth for research power in the UK according to REF 2014. We have six beacons of research excellence helping to transform lives and change the world; we are also a major employer and industry partner - locally and globally.

Posted on 9th December 2020

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