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Pau-Loke Show

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Professor Ir. Ts. Dr. Pau-Loke SHOW is the President of International Bioprocess Association in Malaysia. He also the director of Sustainable Food Processing Research Centre and Co-director of Future Food Malaysia, Beacon of Excellence, in the University of Nottingham Malaysia. He is a Full Professor at the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Nottingham Malaysia. He has successful obtained his PhD in two years' time after obtaining his bachelor's degree from Universiti Putra Malaysia. He is currently a Professional Engineer (PEng) registered with the Board of Engineers Malaysia, Chartered Engineer (CEng) of the Engineering Council UK (MIChemE) and Professional Technologies (PTech) registered with the Malaysia Board of Technologists. Prof Ir. Ts. Dr. Show obtained the Post Graduate Certificate of Higher Education (PGCHE) in 2014, and is now a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) UK.

Since he started his career in 2012, he has received numerous prestigious academic awards, including the APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education ("ASPIRE") Malaysia Award 2020, Malaysia Young Scientist 2019 Award, ASEAN-India Research and Training Fellowship 2019, The DaSilva Award 2018, JSPS Fellowship 2018, Top 100 Asian Scientists 2017, Asia's Rising Scientists Award 2017 and Winner of Young Researcher in IChemE Award 2016. He has graduated more than 20 PhD and MSc students, and is leading a team of 20 members consisting of postdoctoral, PhD and MSc research students. Up to 2020, he has published more than 350 journal papers in less than 8 years of his career. His publications have been cited over 5000 times over the past 5 years. His current h-index is 36, placing him among the top leaders of his chosen field (Microalgae Technology). He is also the Primary Project leaders for more than 35 projects from International, National, and Industry Projects, with total amount more than MYR5.0 million.

He is now serving as an Editor-in-chief in Current Nutrition & Food Science, Editor in Scientific Report, Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology , Associate Editor at Bioengineered ; Current Biochemical Engineering; The Open Microalgae Biotechnology, and Editorial board member in Bioresource Technology and, Biochemical Engineering Journal. He also managing lead guest editor for many well reputation journals, examples, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Elsevier; Biofuel Research Journal, Elsevier; Environmental Pollution, Elsevier ; Chemosphere, Elsevier ; Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, Springer; Bioengineered, Taylor & Francis; Processes, MDPI; Energies, MDPI; Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology, Elsevier; Frontiers in Energy Research, Frontiers; BMC Energy, Springer Nature; Materials Science for Energy Technologies, KeAI; Current Nutrition & Food Science, Bentham Science. Prof Ir Ts Dr Show is an active reviewer for more than 100 esteemed international journals published by Elsevier, Wiley, Springer, ACS, RSC and Taylor & Francis publishers. He has been recently awarded as the Top Peer Reviewer 2019 powered by Publons (Top 1% of Reviewers in Global Top Peer Reviewer Awards in Engineering, Global Top Peer Reviewer Awards in Cross-Field, Global Top Peer Reviewer Awards Chemistry, Global Top Peer Reviewer Awards in Biology and Biochemistry, Global Top Peer Reviewer Awards in Agricultural Sciences). Also, he has acted as a handling editor for more than 1000 submitted manuscripts in numerous journals.

Other professional web links of Prof Ir Ts Dr Show:

Prof Ir Ts Dr Show involves in the following editorial activities:

Editor in Chief (Aug 2019 - Present): Current Nutrition and Food Sciences, Bantam Science

Associate Editor (Aug 2020 - Present): Bioengineered (Taylor & Francis)

Associate Editor (Sep 2019 - Present): Current Biochemical Engineering, Bantam Science

Associate Editor (Sep 2019 - 2021): The Open Microalgae Biotechnology, Open Bentam

Associate Editor (Jan 2019- 2021): Journal of Advanced Biotechnology and Experimental, Therapeutics

Editor (June 2019 - Present): Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology

Editor (Aug 2019 - Present): Scientific Reports, Nature

Managing Guest Editor:

  1. Science of the Total Environment, Elsevier;
  2. Journal of Hazardous Materials, Elsevier;
  3. Biofuel Research Journal, Elsevier;
  4. Environmental Pollution, Elsevier;
  5. Chemosphere, Elsevier;
  6. Photochemistry Review, Springer;
  7. Material Letters, Elsevisr;
  8. Bioresource Technology, Elsevier;
  9. Fuel, Elsevier;
  10. Journal of Biotechnology, Elsevier;
  11. Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology
  12. Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery, Springer;
  13. Environmental Research, Elsevier;
  14. Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, Springer;
  15. Processes, MDPI
  16. Energies, MDPI;
  17. Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology, Elsevier;
  18. Frontiers in Energy Research, Frontiers;
  19. BMC Energy, Springer Nature;
  20. Materials Science for Energy Technologies, KeAI;
  21. Current Nutrition & Food Science, Bentham Science.

Editorial Board Member:

  1. Journal of Hazardous Materials (Apr 2021 - Present)
  2. Bioresource Technology (Mar 2021 - Present)
  3. Processes, MDPI (Jan 2020 - Present)
  4. International Journal of Bioprocess and Biotechnological Advances (Dec 2018 - 2021)
  5. BMC Energy, Springer Nature (August 2018 - 2021)
  6. Biochemical Engineering Journal, Elsevier (Sept 2017 - Present)
  7. Current Nutrition & Food Science (Nov 2018 - Dec 2019)
  8. Bioengineered (Taylor & Francis) (Nov 2018 - Aug 2020)

Regular Reviewers: 221 ISI Journals - 1544 reviewer tasks completed

Regular handling editors: 12 ISI Journls - 587 editor tasks completed

Verified by Publon: https://publons.com/researcher/1344183/pau-loke-show/

Professional involvement of Prof Ir Ts Dr Show:

  1. Professional Technologist, Malaysia Board of Technologists (MBOT),
  2. Graduate Technologist, Malaysia Board of Technologists (MBOT),
  3. Chartered Engineers (CEng), Engineering Council, UK,
  4. Member and Chemical Engineer, Institution of Chemical Engineers, UK,
  5. Professional Engineer, Board of Engineer, Malaysia,
  6. Graduate Member, The Institute of Engineer, Malaysia,
  7. Graduate Engineer, Board of Engineer, Malaysia,
  8. IChemE Biochemical Engineering Special Interested Group,
  9. Malaysia Representative, The Society for Biotechnology (Japan),
  10. Invited Life-time member, Malaysian Oil Scientists' and Technologists' Association,
  11. Lifetime member, Member of International Bioprocessing Association (IBA-IFIBiop)
  12. Fellow, Higher Education Academy, UK
  13. Affiliate Member, Young Scientist Network, Malaysia.
  14. Member, Asian Federation of Biotechnology.

Expertise Summary

Research Experience & Areas:

More than 10 years' research experience in:

  1. Bioprocessing from Upstream to Downstream
  2. Separation and Purification Technology
  3. Algae Biorefinery Engineering

Important awards of Professor Ir Ts Dr Show:

  1. Tan Sri Emeritus Professor Augustine S H Ong International Special Award on Innovations and Inventions in Palm Oil
  2. Top 2% World Top Scientists in The Stanford List 2020
  3. APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education (ASPIRE) Malaysia Award 2020
  4. Most Read and Top Download Paper 2018-2019 Award from Wiley
  5. Winner of National Young Scientists Award, Malaysia 2019
  6. Vice Chancellor Award, Univesity of Nottingham, 2019
  7. Global Top Peer Reviewer Awards in Engineering 2019
  8. Global Top Peer Reviewer Awards in Cross-Field 2019
  9. Global Top Peer Reviewer Awards Chemistry 2019
  10. Global Top Peer Reviewer Awards in Biology and Biochemistry 2019
  11. Global Top Peer Reviewer Awards in Agricultural Sciences 2019
  12. Platinum Award, Research Away Day, Manufacturing and Industrial Processes Research Division, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus, 17th Dec 2014
  13. Best paper award in BioTech International Conference, 2014, Prague, Czech Republic, 6th - 8th Jun 2014
  14. Platinum Award, Research Away Day, Manufacturing and Industrial Processes Research Division, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus, 2012
  15. Platinum Award, Research Away Day, Manufacturing and Industrial Processes Research Division, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus, 2013
  16. Platinum Award, Research Away Day, Manufacturing and Industrial Processes Research Division, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus, 2014
  17. Platinum Award, Research Away Day, Manufacturing and Industrial Processes Research Division, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus, 2015
  18. UNM Research Award (Gold), Faculty of Engineering, 2016
  19. UNM Research Award (Gold), Faculty of Engineering, 2017
  20. UNM Research Award (Gold), Faculty of Engineering, 2018
  21. UNM Research Award (Gold), Faculty of Engineering, 2019
  22. UNM Research Award (Gold), Faculty of Engineering, 2020
  23. Rank #1 in the world of top Biology & Biochemistry reviewer from Publons' Global Peer Review Award 2018
  24. First Malaysian won The DaSilva Award 2018 from Society for Biotechnology, Japan
  25. Finalist (Top 3) in Nanotechnology Young Researcher Award 2018 from Nanotechnology, IOP Publishing
  26. Asean-India Research Training Fellowship (AI-RTF) 2018
  27. Outstanding Paper Award 2018, Springer
  28. JSPS Fellowship 2018 from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Japan
  29. Bioresource Technology, Elsevier, Top Reviewer Award 2017
  30. Silver Award, International Conference and Exposition on Inventions by Institutions of Higher Learning (PECIPTA) 2017, Terengganu, Malaysia
  31. Top 100 Asian Scientists 2017
  32. Asia's Rising Scientists Award 2017
  33. Invited Speaker, 2017 BEST Conference and International Symposium on Biotechnology
  34. Winner, Young Researcher Award, IChemE Malaysia Award 2016
  35. Highly Cited Paper of the Year Award, Biotechnology Journal 2016
  36. Highly Commended, Young Researcher Award, IChemE Global Award 2015
  37. Silver Award, Invention, Innovation & Design Exposition (IIDEX) 2015, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Shah Alam
  38. Best paper award, BioTech Conference 2015, Prague
  39. Platinum Research Award, Research Division (Year 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015)
  40. Gold, Publication Award, Faculty (Year 2016 and 2017)
  41. School of Graduate Inaugural Stories for Inspiration, May 2012
  42. Best scores in the Faculty for the Top 5 University Student Evaluation Teaching (SET) below 1.5 (Autumn 2011/2012)
  43. Peer & Alumni Support Group, UPM, 2012-2019

Teaching Summary

Fundamentals of Engineering Design; Heat and Mass Transfer; Food Processing Technology; Advanced Biochemical Engineering Microbial Biotechnology Industrial… read more

Research Summary

Principal Investigator & Project Leader

Principal Investigator & Project Leader

i. Project: Extraction of Lipids from Microalgae Using Liquid Biphasic Flotation (LBF) Method

Financial source: Ventura Agro Entreprise

Duration: 01 September 2020 - 31 August 2023

Amount: MYR 231,600.00

ii. Project: Designing of Simultaneous Cultivation of Spirulina and Extraction of Pigment (phycocyanin) System

Financial source: Biolina Sdn. Bhd.

Duration: 01 Nov 2020 - 31 Oct 2023

Amount: MYR 319,786.00

iii. Project: Organic Rapid energy Composter (OREC) for conversion of food- and bio-waste into renewable energy source

Financial source: MENTARI ALAM EKO (M) SDN. BHD.

Duration: 1st October 2020 - 31st March 2023

Amount: MYR 240,440.00

iv. Project: An investigation on algal proteins partitioning mechanism in ionic liquid biphasic flotation system

Financial source: MyPAIR-PHC-Hibiscus, Ministry of Education, Malaysia

Duration: May 2020 - April 2022

Amount: MYR 45,000.00

v. Project: Study of the separation efficiency of three phase flotation system in protein recovery from Chlorella vulgaris microalgae

Financial source: Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), Ministry of Education, Malaysia

Duration: September 2019 - September 2022

Amount: MYR181,300.00

vi. Project: Removal of microalgae protein from rubble golve

Financial source: TwoLink Sdn Bhd

Duration: July 2019 - July 2020

Amount: MYR73,000.00

vii. Project: Coconut virgin oil production based on two-phase system

Financial source: Public-Private Research Network (PPRN)

Duration: July 2019 - September 2020

Amount: MYR24,000.00

viii. Project: Converting wastewater to bioenergy and bio-products using microalgae technology

Financial source: The Society for Biotechnology, Japan

Duration: January 2019 - December 2020

Amount: JPY 300,000

ix. Project title: Efficient recovery and downstream process of valuable bioproducts using aqueous two-phase flotation at industrial scale

Financial source: Prototype Research Grant Scheme (PRGS), Ministry of Education, Malaysia

Duration: January 2016 - December 2018

Amount: RM 110,000

x. Project title: Study of Partitioning Behavior of Ionic Liquids Based Aqueous Two-Phase Systems to Improve Bio-Separation Process of Microbial Lipase from Fermentation Broth

Financial source: Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), Ministry of Education, Malaysia

Duration: November 2015 - October 2018

Amount: RM 100,800

xi. Project title: Extraction of bio ingredients from indigenous fruits

Financial source: Research Programme (FoodPLUS), Crops for the Future Research Centre (CFFRC)

Duration: September 2015 - December 2018

Amount: RM 142,415

xii. Project title: Study of Lipase Partitioning Behavior in Ionic Liquids based Aqueous Two-phase Systems to Improve Bio-separation Process of Microbial Lipase from Fermentation Broth

Financial source: MTSF, Malaysia Toray Science Foundation, Science & Technology Research Grant

Duration: June 2015 - May 2017

Amount: RM 15,000

xiii. Project title: Development of an efficient and cost-effective enzyme recovery system using recyclable aqueous two-phase flotation

Financial source: Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI-02-02-12-SF0256)

Duration: January 2014 - December 2016

Amount: RM 193,500

xiv. Project title: Improved downstream processing through phase formation and biomolecular partitioning in aqueous two-phase flotation

Financial source: Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), Ministry of Education, Malaysia

Duration: June 2013 - November 2015

Amount: RM106, 000

xv. Project title: Up-scale microalgae culture system integrated with solar power

Financial source: Capital Equipment below 50K (Dean's Budget)

Duration: June 2013 - November 2015

Amount: RM 33,500

xvi. Project title: Extraction and Purification of Green Polymers Using Aqueous Two-Phase System (ATPS)

Financial source: Dean's Scholarship Faculty of Engineering, UNMC

Duration: 1st September 2013 - September 2016

Amount: RM 114,000

xvii. Project Title: Bio-plastic production from microbial lipase using an aqueous two- phase green system

Financial source: Collaboration with Public Universities and Government Agencies

Project period: September 2013 - March 2014

Amount: RM10,000

xviii. Project Title: Product of critic acid from microbial using extractive fermentation aqueous two - phase system

Financial source: Collaboration with Public Universities and Government Agencies

Duration: September 2013 - September 2014

Amount: RM4,000

xix. Project Title: Production of citric acid

Financial source: Dean's Undergraduate Research Scheme 2013 (DURS 2013)

Duration: September 2013 - June 2014

Amount: RM 6,000

xx. Project Title: Studies of aqueous two- phase system

Financial source: Dean's Undergraduate Research Scheme 2014 (DURS 2014)

Duration: June 2013 - September 2014

Amount: RM4,000

Selected Publications

  1. Fundamentals of Engineering Design;
  2. Heat and Mass Transfer;
  3. Food Processing Technology;
  4. Advanced Biochemical Engineering
  5. Microbial Biotechnology
  6. Industrial Biotechnology
  7. Introduction to Postgraduate Research
  8. Research Planning and Development

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