Associate Professor Dr. Nyam Kar Lin

Associate Professor Dr. Nyam Kar Lin

Head of Research and Postgraduate Studies
 

Academic Qualifications

PhD Food Technology
BSc (Hons) Food Science and Technology

Areas of Interest
Lipids nanotechnology for food and skincare products
Microencapsulation technology and formulation (spray drying, complex coacervation, etc)
Fats and Oils Chemistry and Technology (Extraction, purification, refining, characterisation, analysis, etc)
Functional Food Development and Sensory Evaluation
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: Jan 2019 - June 2021
    Role: Principal Researcher
    Amount: RM115,000
    Status: On-going
  2. Name of grant: UCSI University Pioneer Scientist Incentive Fund
    Funder: UCSI University
    Project Title: Microencapsulation of kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus) seed oil by spray drying.
    Duration: March 2017 - March 2019
    Role: Principal Researcher
    Amount: RM25,000
    Status: Completed
  3. Name of grant: UCSI University Pioneer Scientist Incentive Fund
    Funder: UCSI University
    Project Title: Development of edible film from flaxseed mucilage.
    Duration: Dec 2016 - Nov 2018
    Role: Principal Researcher
    Amount: RM25,000
    Status: Completed
  4. Name of grant: COMSTECH-TWAS Joint Research Grants Programme for Young Scientists in OIC Countries
    Funder: Italy
    Project Title: Production of Kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus L.) Seed Oils Nanoemulsions with Improved Bioavailability for Food Supplement.
    Duration: 2015 - 2017
    Role: Principal Researcher
    Amount: USD 9000
    Status: Completed

 

Current Research Project 

  1. Bioactive plant seed oils coloaded with nanostructured lipid carriers for UV protection and antioxidant activity
  2. Potential of new promising unconventional bio-oil from byproducts in skin protection from ultraviolet radiation
  3. Production of kenaf leaves tea.

Publications

  1. Yan Yi Sim, Kar Lin Nyam. Effect of different drying methods on the physical properties and antioxidant activities of Hibiscus cannabinus leaves. Journal of Food Measurement and Characterization. In press (Impact factor: 1.181) (Tier 3)
  2. Feblinesia Alfrecha, Kar Lin Nyam. Microencapsulation of red palm oil and its stability during accelerated storage. Malaysian Journal of Nutrition, 48(2), 329-335 (2019) (Impact factor: 0.143) (Scopus)
  3. Xin Ying Lee, Chee Chin Chu, Zafarizal Aldrin Bin Azizul Hasan, Siaw Kim Chua, Kar Lin Nyam. Novel nanostructured lipid carriers with photoprotective properties made from carnauba wax, beeswax and kenaf seed oil. Journal of American Oil Chemists’ Society, 96, 201-211 (2019). (Impact factor: 1.421) (Tier-2).
  4. Yu Hua Wong, Kar Lin Nyam, Chin Ping Tan. Rapid quantification of 3-monochloropropane-1,2-diol in deep-fat frying using palm olein: using ATR-FTIR and chemometrics. LWT - Food Science and Technology, 100, 404-408 (2019) (Impact factor: 3.129) (Tier-1).
  5. Sook Chin Chew, Chin Ping Tan, Kar Lin Nyam. Oxidative Stability of Crude and Refined Kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus L.) Seed Oil during Accelerated Storage. Sains Malaysiana, 48(2), 4802-4809 (2019) (Impact factor: 0.470) (Tier-3).
  6. Yu Hua Wong, Kok Ming Goh, Kar Lin Nyam, Imededdine Arbi Nehdi, Hassen Mohamed Sbihi, Chin Ping Tan. Effects of natural and synthetic antioxidants on changes in 3-MCPD esters and glycidyl ester in palm olein during deep fat frying. Food Control, 96-488-493 (2019) (Impact factor: 3.667) (Tier-1)
  7. Ai Mun Cheong, Chin Ping Tan, Kar Lin Nyam. Stability of bioactive compounds and antioxidant activities of kenaf seed oil-in-water nanoemulsions under different storage temperatures. Journal of Food Science, 83(10), 2457-2465 (2018) (Impact factor: 1.815) (Tier-2)
  8. Sook Chin Chew, Chin Ping Tan, Kar Lin Nyam. Effect of gum arabic, β-cyclodextrin and sodium caseinate as encapsulating agent on the oxidative stability and bioactive compounds of spray-dried kenaf seed oil. Journal of Food Science, 83(9), 2288-2294 (2018) (Impact factor: 1.815) (Tier-2)
  9. Sook Chin Chew, Chin Ping Tan, Kar Lin Nyam. Microencapsulation of refined kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus L.) seed oil by spray drying using β-cyclodextrin/gum arabic/sodium caseinate. Journal of Food Engineering, 237, 78-85 (2018) (Impact factor: 3.099) (Tier-1).
  10. Ai Mun Cheong, Chin Ping Tan, Kar Lin Nyam. Effect of emulsification method and particle size on the rate of in vivo oral bioavailability of kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus L.) seed oil. Journal of Food Science, 83(7), 1964-1969 (2018) (Impact factor: 1.815) (Tier-2)
  11. Sook Chin Chew, Chin Ping Tan, Oi Ming Lai, Kar Lin Nyam. Changes in 3MCPD esters, glycidyl esters, and bioactive compounds antioxidation indexes during kenaf seed oil refining. Food Science and Biotechnology, 27(4), 1174-1185 (2018) (Impact factor: 0.653) (Tier 3).
  12. Ai Mun Cheong, Zu Wen Tan, Nwabueze Okechukwu Patrick, Yang Mooi Lim, Kar Lin Nyam. Improvement gastroprotective and anti-ulcer effect kenaf seed oil-in-water nanoemulsions in rats. Food Science and Biotechnology, 27(4) 1175-1184 (2018) (Impact factor: 0.653) (Tier 3).
  13. Ai Mun Cheong, Chin Ping Tan, Kar Lin Nyam. Emulsifying conditions and processing parameters optimisation of kenaf seed oil-in-water nanoemulsions stabilised by ternary emulsifier mixtures. Food Science and Technology International, 24(5), 404-413 (2018) (Impact factor: 1.081) (Tier 3).
  14. Sook Chin Chew, Chin Ping Tan, Kar Lin Nyam. In-vitro digestion of refined kenaf seed oil microencapsulated in β-cyclodextrin/gum arabic/sodium caseinate by spray drying. Journal of Food Engineering, 225, 34-41 (2018) (Impact factor: 3.099) (Tier-1).
  15. Ai Mun Cheong, Jue Xi Jessica Koh, Nwabueze Okechukwu Patrick, Chin Ping Tan, Kar Lin Nyam. Hypocholesterolemic Effects of Kenaf Seed Oil, Macroemulsion and nanoemulsion in High-Cholesterol Diet Induced Rats. Journal of Food Science, 83(3), 854-863. (2018) (Impact factor: 1.815) (Tier-2)
  16. Kar Lin Nyam, Cheng Fhai Chow, Chon Seng Tan, Szu Ting Ng. ANTI-DIABETIC PROPERTIES OF TIGER’S MILK MUSHROOM (LIGNOSUS RHINOCEROTIS) IN STREPTOZOTOCIN-INDUCED DIABETIC RATS. International Journal of Medicinal Mushroom, 19(7), 607-617 (2017) (Impact factor: 1.357) (Tier-2)
  17. Sook Chin Chew, Chin Ping Tan, Kar Lin Nyam. Optimization of Degumming Parameters in Chemical Refining Process to Reduce Phosphorus Contents in Kenaf Seed Oil. Separation and Purification Technology, 188, 379-385 (2017) (Impact factor: 3.299) (Tier 1)

Conferences

  1. Ai Mun Cheong, Kar Lin Nyam. Emulsifying conditions and processing parameters optimisation of kenaf seed oil-in-water nanoemulsions stabilised by ternary emulsifier mixtures. Euro-Global Conference on Food Science, Agronomy and Technology, September 20-22, 2018, Holiday Inn Aurelia, Rome, Italy.
  2. Kho, K. K., Nyam, K. L. Antioxidant properties of kenaf leaves at different maturity stage. Intervarsity Biochemistry Seminar, May 12, 2018, Taylor’s University, Subang.
  3. Cheong, A. M., Tan. C. P., Nyam, K. L. In-Vitro Gastrointestinal Digestion of Kenaf Seed Oil-In-Water Nanoemulsions. ASEAN Food Conference, November 14-17, 2017, Sheraton Saigon Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
  4. Sook Chin Chew, Chin Ping Tan, Oi Ming Lai, Kar Lin Nyam. Chemical refining of kenaf seed oil: effect on the oxidation indexes, bioactive compounds, 3-MCPD esters and glycidyl esters. PIPOC 2017, November 14-16, 2017, Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.
  5. A.M. Cheong, C. P. Tan, K.L. Nyam. Evaluation of Bioavailability and Anti-ulcer Activity of Kenaf seed oil, Macroemulsions and Nanoemulsions in Rats. International Conference of Food Science and Nutrition (ICFSN 2017), October 25-26, 2017, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
  6. Chew, S. C., Tan, C. P., Nyam, K. L. Comparative Study of Crude and Refined Kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus L.) Seed Oil during Accelerated Storage. ICSEF 2017 Sustainable Energy and Resource Use in Food Chains, April 19-21, 2017, London, UK.
  7. Jahurul Md Haque Akanda, Wei-Jing Yap, Kar-Lin Nyam. Chemical analysis of recommended cocoa butter replacer (mango seed fat and palm oil mid fraction blends) during accelerated storage. 2016 International Conference on Science and Technology Application in Climate Change, 9-12th August 2016, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.
  8. Wan Thong Lim, Kar Lin Nyam. Characteristics and controlled release behavior of microencapsulated kenaf seed oil during in vitro digestion. 4th International ISEKI Food Conference, 6-8th July 2016, Vienna, Austria.
  9. Ai Mun Cheong, Chin Ping Tan, Kar Lin Nyam. In Vitro Evaluation of the Structural and Bioaccessibility of Kenaf Seed Oil Nanoemulsions Stabilised by Binary Emulsifiers and β-cyclodextrin Complexes. 4th International ISEKI Food Conference, 6-8th July 2016, Vienna, Austria.
  10. Nyam, K. L. Chew, S. C. Optimization of microencapsulated kenaf seed oil (MKSO) by co-extrusion technology. Pacifichem 2015, December 15-20, 2015, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  11. Ng, S K., Nyam, K. L., Lai, O. M., Imededdine, A. N., Gun, H. C., Tan, C. P. Bioavailability and storage stability of B-lactoglobulinnanofibril-alginate complex stabilized palm-carotenoids, The 6th International Conference on Food Factors, November 22-25, 2015, COEX, Seoul, Korea.
  12. Nyam, K. L. Chew, S. C. Microencapsulated kenaf seed oil (MKSO) by co-extrusion technology. 14th ASEAN Food Conference, June 24-26, 2015, Manila, Philippines.

Awards and Recognitions

  1. Winner (Silver medal), Kenaf oil: A potential new source of edible oil. Pecipta 2017.
  2. Fellow of ASEAN Science Leadership Program by Global Young Academy.
  3. Promising Researcher Award 2015 awarded by UCSI University.
  4. Production of Kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinusL.) Seed Oils Nanoemulsions with Improved Bioavailability for Food Supplement. (Principal Researcher- 2015-2017/ 9000USD$)-COMSTECH-TWAS Joint Research Grants Programme for Young Scientists in OIC Countries.
  5. High Impact Research Awards (HIRA)- Research Grant Award- FRGS/2010- RM62,000

Networks and Collaborations on Research

  1. Universiti Putra Malaysia
  2. Malaysia Palm Oil Board (MPOB)
  3. Malaysia Palm Oil Council (MPOC)
  4. Linaco Food Industries Sdn Bhd
  5. Ligno Biotech Sdn Bhd

Contributions to Society

  1. Reviewer for Journal of Food Processing and Preservation (2010-present)
  2. Reviewer for International Food Research Journal (2010-present)
  3. Reviewer for Malaysian Journal of Nutrition (2010-present)
  4. Reviewer for Italian Journal of Food Science (2013)
  5. Reviewer for Sky Journal of Food Science (2013)
  6. Judge in the 8th Food Science and Technology Seminar organized by MIFT and Unisza
  7. UCSI Research Committee (Reviewer) (Jan 2012- Dec 2013)