Assistant Professor Dr. Tan Choon Hui

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Assistant Professor Dr. Tan Choon Hui

Assistant Professor | Department of Food Science with Nutrition
 

Academic Qualifications

PhD Food Technology 
BSc Food Technology

Areas of Interest
Functional food development
Food preservation and shelf life study
Biocomposite for food packaging
Fats and oils technology
Professional Affiliation

  1. UCSI University
  2. UPM
  3. MPOB 

Research

Research Grants

  1. Name of grant: Fundamental Research Grant Scheme 
    Funder: Ministry of Higher Education
    Project Title: Bioactive plant seed oils coloaded with nanostructured lipid carriers for UV protection and antioxidant activity
    Duration: 2.5 years
    Role: Co-Researcher
    Amount: RM115,000
    Status: On-going
  2. Name of grant: Industry collaboration
    Funder: Malaysian Food Canners’ Association
    Project Title: Comparison study on Canned Foods sold in Malaysia
    Duration: 6 months
    Role: Principle Researcher
    Amount: RM30,316
    Status: Completed
  3. Name of grant: Industry collaboration
    Funder: Linaco Food Industries Sdn. Bhd.
    Project Title: Sensory evaluation of curry powder using 9-point Hedonic scale
    Duration: 1 months
    Role: Principle Researcher
    Amount: RM3,180
    Status: Completed
  4. Name of grant: UCSI University Pioneer Scientist Incentive Fund
    Funder: UCSI University 
    Project Title: Development of Bambara Groundnut Based Beverage: Physicochemical Characterization and In-Vivo on its Effect in Lowering Cholesterol.
    Duration: 2 years
    Role: Principle Researcher
    Amount: RM25,000
    Status: Completed
  5. Name of grant: UCSI University Pioneer Scientist Incentive Fund
    Funder: UCSI University 
    Project Title: Healthy school canteen intervention: Development of Nutritious Snack Foods for Secondary School Students in Kuala Lumpur.   
    Duration: 2 years
    Role: Principle Researcher
    Amount: RM25,000
    Status: Completed
  6. Name of grant: UCSI University Pioneer Scientist Incentive Fund
    Funder: UCSI University 
    Project Title: Processing and Development of Low Cost Bio-Based Composite Packaging Materials
    Duration: 2 years
    Role: Co-Researcher
    Amount: RM24,900
    Status: Completed
  7. Name of grant: UCSI University Pioneer Scientist Incentive Fund
    Funder: UCSI University 
    Project Title: Antimicrobial, antioxidant, enzymatic activities and cytotoxicity analysis of Lactococcus sp. extracellular polymeric substance
    Duration: 2 years
    Role: Co-Researcher
    Amount: RM25,000
    Status: Completed
  8. Name of grant: Industry collaboration
    Funder: Malaysia TRIZ Innovation Association
    Project Title: Proximate analysis, sensory evaluation and storage stability of innovative food products
    Duration: 1 year
    Role: Principle Researcher
    Amount: RM10,000
    Status: Completed
  9. Name of grant: E Science Fund
    Funder: MOSTI
    Project Title: Creating A Healthier Nutrition Environment In Schools:   The Health Promoting School Canteen Intervention
    Duration: 3 years
    Role: Co-Researcher
    Amount: RM156,600
    Status: Completed

 

Current research project

  1. Bioactive plant seed oils coloaded with nanostructured lipid carriers for UV protection and antioxidant activity

Publications

  1. Cheak Theng Ee, Ching Lik Hii, Sze Pheng Ong, Chung Lim Law, Advina Julkifle, Khang Wei Tan, Choon Hui Tan. (2019). Convective Air Drying of Spondias Dulcis and Product Quality. International Journal of Food Engineering,
  2. Chu Yong Soon, Yee Bond Tee, Choon Hui Tan, Abdul Talib Rosnita, Abdan Khalina. (2018). Extraction and physicochemical characterization of chitin and chitosan from Zophobas morio larvae in varying sodium hydroxide concentration. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 108, 135-142.
  3. Choon-Hui, T., Abdul A. Ariffin, Hasanah M. Ghazali, Chin-Ping, Tan, Ainie Kuntom, Adrian Cheng-Yong Choo. (2017). Changes in oxidation indices and minor components of low free fatty acid and freshly extracted crude palm oils under two different storage conditions. Journal of Food Science and Technology, 54, 1757-1764.
  4. Kandiah M., Tan C.H., Shashikala S., Zalilah M.S., Gan W.Y. & Ulaganathan V. Educational module for students. ISBN 978-967-15219-0-8. Malaysia: Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.
  5. Kandiah M., Tan C.H., Shashikala S., Zalilah M.S., Gan W.Y. & Ulaganathan V. Educational module for parents and teachers. ISBN 978-967-15219-2-2. Malaysia: Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.
  6. Kandiah M., Tan C.H., Shashikala S., Zalilah M.S., Gan W.Y. & Ulaganathan V. Educational module for canteen operators. ISBN 978-967-15219-1-5. Malaysia: Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.
  7. Book title: Drying of tropical fruits and fruit products. Ed.: Chung Lim Law, Ching Lik Hii, Sachin Vinayak Jangam and Arun Sadashiv Mujumdar. Chapter: Drying methods as means of increasing the availability of tropical fruits. Wong Chen Wai, Tan Choon Hui, Eric Chan Wei Chiang. ISBN: 978-981-11-1967-5.
  8. Book title: Drying of tropical fruits and fruit products. Ed.: Chung Lim Law, Ching Lik Hii, Sachin Vinayak Jangam and Arun Sadashiv Mujumdar. Chapter: The effects of drying methods on the antioxidant and other bioactive properties of fruits. Eric Chan Wei Chiang, Tan Choon Hui, Wong Chen Wai. ISBN: 978-981-11-1967-5.
  9. Choon-Hui, T., Hasanah, M. G., Ainie, K., Chin-Ping, T., Abdul, A. A. (2009). Extraction and physicochemical properties of low free fatty acid crude palm oil. Food Chemistry. 113, 645-650.
  10. Choon-Hui, T. (2013). Food Additives: Friend or Foe? Malaysian Food Canners Association.
  11. Choon-Hui, T. (2013). Principles of Unit Operations in Food Processing. Malaysian Food Canners Association.
  12. Choon-Hui, T. (2013). Thermal Processing Methods. Malaysian Food Canners Association.
  13. Choon-Hui, T. (2013). Importance of Metal Packaging. Malaysian Food Canners Association.

Conferences

  1. Monash Science Symposium. Electrospun Bioadsorbent Membrane: Poly(hydroxylalkanoate) Emulsified With Nanocellulose And Chitosan For Dye Removal. Soon C. Y., Rahman N. A., Tee Y. B., Tan C. H., Talib R. A., Abdan K., Chan E. W. C. 2018
  2. 1st International Conference on Sustainable Energy & Resource Use in Food Chains, England. Optimized extraction and effect of different storage conditions on the quality indices and phytonutrients in low free fatty acid crude palm oil. Tan CH, Ariffin AA, Ghazali HM, Tan CP, Kuntom A, Choo ACY 2017
  3. 1st Southeast Asia Public Health Nutrition (SEA-PHN) Conference, Malaysia. Creating a healthier nutrition environment in secondary schools in Kuala Lumpur: the NuTeen project protocol and preliminary findings. Kandiah M, Shashikala S, Tan CH, Ong YJ, Zalilah MS, Gan WY& Ulaganathan V 2017
  4. 1st Southeast Asia Public Health Nutrition (SEA-PHN) Conference, Malaysia. School canteen environment: Qualitative insight from secondary school students and parents. Shasikala S, Kandiah M & Tan CH 2017
  5. Nutrition Society of Malaysia Annual Scientific Conference, Malaysia. Parental Energy-Balanced Behaviours as Correlate of Body Weight Status of Adolescents. Ong YJ, Kandiah M & Tan CH 2016
  6. Regional Conference on Sustainable Agriculture, Sandakan, Malaysia. Proximate analysis and sensory evaluation of nutritious school canteen food: Chicken-tofu patty Tan CH, Lim PY 2016
  7. Joint Annual Scientific Meeting of the Nutrition Society of New Zealand and the Nutrition Society of Australia 2015, New Zealand. Okara as flour substitute for the development of nutritious functional snack food. Tan CH, Prabha S
  8. 8th Asia-Pacific Drying Conference, Kuala Lumpur. Proximate analysis and sensory evaluation of instant mashed potatoes incorporated with jackfruit seed powder. Tan CH, Supriatin M 2015
  9. International Conference on Food Science and Nutrition, Sabah Extraction and physicochemical properties of high diacylglycerol crude palm oil. Tan CH, Ariffin AA, Ghazali HM, Tan CP, Kuntom A 2012

Awards and Recognitions

  1. Most innovative teaching and learning
  2. Silver Medal - (Exhibition of Invention, Research &Innovation, UPM)
  3. Bronze Medal - (Exhibition of Invention, Research &Innovation, UPM)

Contributions to Society

  1. 2012 - Coordinated a charity drive and fund raising in UCSI University for Yayasan Sunbeams.