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Microencapsulation technology for sustainable aquaculture industry

20122024

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Biography

Dr Patrick is currently a Senior Lecturer at Monash University Malaysia. He holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from The University of Nottingham. His research interests focus on cavitation technology and nano/microencapsulation and controlled delivery of bioactive ingredients. One of his great doctoral work was investigating the use of novel liquid whistle hydrodynamic cavitation reactor technology which will provide innovating and exciting perspectives for modern food and pharmaceutical industry that is looking for significant and competitive process improvement with sonochemistry. In July 2011, he received the Research Led Fund Award from the University of Nottingham (UoN). In May 2012, he had been selected as best poster presenter for Postgraduate Research Poster Competition, Faculty of Engineering, UoN. His interdisciplinary work had resulted in a fruitful collaboration with Tissue Engineering Centre, UKM Hospital. Patrick is an active author, with 3 book chapters and 15 ISI-indexed publications (9 Q1 papers). He is currently supervising 4 full-time PhD students and acting as an associate supervisor for another 2. Because of his outstanding research achievements in bio-nano engineering, Patrick has been honoured with Young Chemical Engineer at prestigious IChemE Malaysia Awards 2014. In Jan 2019, he has been awarded a visiting fellowship by Chulalongkorn University to undertake collaborative research at Center of Excellence in Particle Technology. Presently, Patrick is the principal investigator for one government grant and one industry grant. Additionally, he has established collaborative industry-driven projects with Malaysia-based multinational companies (CCM Innovative Solutions Sdn. Bhd and Sime Darby Plantation Sdn Bhd), working cooperatively in the field of functional polymeric coating and sustainable palm oil processing technology.

Research interests

My research areas are in colloid and polymer science. Particularly, I am interested in the encapsulation and controlled release technologies based on functional colloid micro or nanoemulsions. Together with my research group and collaborators, we have been actively working on the design and development of smart, biodegradable and biocompatible nanoparticle-stabilized emulsions as new encapsulation and controlled delivery systems of bioactive compounds and phytonutrients for modern nutraceutical and pharmaceutical applications. On polymer side, I have students working on new self-healing rubber and polymeric microcapsules with tunable properties. These materials have numerous applications in consumer products, biomedical, agriculture and aerospace.

Monash teaching commitment

  • CHE3172 - Nanotechnology and Materials 1
  • CHE3163 - Sustainable Processing I

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

External positions

Senior Research Advisor, Center of Excellence in Particle Technology, Chulalongkorn University

Dec 2021 → …

Research area keywords

  • Colloids and interfaces
  • Sonochemistry
  • Micro/nanoencapsulation
  • Drug delivery systems
  • Self-healing polymers
  • Nanotechnology

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