Assist Prof Dr. Yin Leng Kua | Waste-to-Wealth | Women Researcher AwardūüŹÜ

Xiamen University Malaysia, Malaysia

Author Profile

Early Academic Pursuits

Her academic journey commenced with a strong foundation in Chemical Engineering. She earned her Master of Engineering (MEng) with first-class honors from the Department of Chemical & Environmental Engineering, University of Nottingham Malaysia in 2011. Building upon this accomplishment, she pursued a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Chemical Engineering from the same institution, graduating in 2017.

Professional Endeavors

Her professional journey is characterized by a blend of academic excellence and practical application. As an Assistant Professor, she currently holds a prominent position at the School of Energy and Chemical Engineering, Xiamen University Malaysia. Her administrative role as the Advisor for XMUM IChemE Student Chapter showcases her commitment to fostering student development and engagement.

Contributions and Research Focus

Her research interests span a wide array of topics within the realm of analytical chemistry and green technology. Her pioneering work in utilizing natural deep eutectic solvents (NADES) for the extraction of phytonutrients demonstrates her dedication to sustainable practices in the field. Additionally, her exploration of novel food formulations, such as utilizing durian seed and black soldier fly larvae, underscores her innovative approach to addressing contemporary challenges in the food industry.

Accolades and Recognition

Her contributions to academia and research have been recognized through various accolades and achievements. Her involvement in research grants as Principal Investigator, including grants from both academic and industrial sources, highlights the significance of her work in attracting external funding and industry partnerships. Furthermore, her publications in reputable journals and her students' successes in competitions and fellowships underscore her impact on the scholarly community.

Impact and Influence

Her research has the potential to catalyze significant advancements in the fields of analytical chemistry and food technology. By championing sustainable practices and innovative solutions, she not only contributes to academic discourse but also influences industry practices and policies. Her mentorship of postgraduate students and active involvement in academic conferences further amplify her influence in shaping the next generation of researchers and professionals.

Legacy and Future Contributions

As She Leng continues to expand her research portfolio and mentorship endeavors, her legacy in academia and research is poised to endure. Through her interdisciplinary approach and commitment to sustainability, she leaves a lasting imprint on the scientific community. Her future contributions are anticipated to further advance knowledge in her areas of expertise while inspiring others to pursue excellence in research and education.

Citations

A total of  213 citations for her publications, demonstrating the impact and recognition of her research within the academic community.

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Notable Publications 

Tunable durian seed gum-derived eutectogel as a novel coating material: Rheological, thermal, textural and barrier properties for enhanced food preservation

Simultaneous Fractionation of Low-gluten Flour and Gum from Durian Seed: Process-Properties Relationship

Sugar-based natural deep eutectic solvent (NADES): Physicochemical properties, antimicrobial activity, toxicity, biodegradability and potential use as green extraction media …

Insights on the potential of natural deep eutectic solvents (NADES) to fine-tune durian seed gum for use as edible food coating

Ethyl lactate as a potential green solvent to extract hydrophilic (polar) and lipophilic (non-polar) phytonutrients simultaneously from fruit and vegetable by-products

Natural Deep Eutectic Solvent (NADES) as a Greener Alternative for the Extraction of Hydrophilic (Polar) and Lipophilic (Non-Polar) Phytonutrients

Simultaneous Recovery of Carotenes and Tocols from Crude Palm Olein Using Ethyl Lactate and Ethanol

 

 

Yin Leng Kua | Waste-to-Wealth | Women Researcher Award

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