Pau-Loke SHOW, PhD., PEng, P.Tech. CEng, FIChemE, FHEA

Department of Chemical Engineering

Khalifa University

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Telephone: +971 585401372 ; Handphone: +6 (010) 225 0322


Professor Ir. Ts. Dr. Pau-Loke Show is currently a Full Professor in the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Also, he has been affiliated with the University of Nottingham Malaysia, where he is the Professor of Biochemical Engineering, Director of the Sustainable Food Processing Research Centre, and Co-Director of Future Food Malaysia, Beacon of Excellence. He is also the former President and Founder of the International Bioprocessing Society based in Malaysia. Prof Ir. Ts. Dr. Show has successfully obtained his PhD in two years’ time after obtaining his bachelor’s degree from Universiti Putra Malaysia. In the year 2022, he was elected as a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers IChemE (FIChemE). He is currently a Professional Engineer (PEng) registered with the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), a Chartered Engineer of the Engineering Council UK (CEng), a Corporate Member of The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (MIEM), and a Professional Technologist (PTech) registered with the Malaysia Board of Technologists (MBOT). 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 recent Young Asian Biotechnologist Prize 2023, Biology and Biochemistry in Malaysia Leader Award 2023, World’s Rising Stars of Science in 2022 & 2023, Highly Cited Researcher 2022, Ten Outstanding Young Malaysian 2022, Tan Sri Emeritus Professor Augustine SH Ong International Special Award on Innovations and Inventions in Palm Oil in 2021, APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education (“ASPIRE”) Malaysia Award 2020, Malaysian Young Scientist 2019 Award, The DaSilva Award 2018, JSPS Fellowship Award 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 45 PhD and MSc students and is leading a team of 30 members consisting of Postdoctoral, PhD, and MSc research students. Up to today, he has published more than 350 journal papers in less than 15 years of his career. His publications have been cited over 38,000 times over the past 15 years. His current h-index is 95, placing him among the top leaders in his chosen field (Microalgae Technology). He is also the Primary Project leader for more than 35 projects from International, National, and Industry Projects, with a total amount of more than 5.0 million.

He is now serving as an Editor-in-Chief in Current Nutrition & Food Science, Review Editor-in-Chief in Molecular Biotechnology, Editor in Scientific Report, Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology, Associate Editor at Environmental Science and Ecotechnology, and Editorial Board Member in Biochemical Engineering Journal, Journal of Ionic Liquids, Chinese Chemical Letters, etc. He is also managing lead guest editor for many good reputation journals, for example, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Journal of Hazardous Materials; Biofuel Research Journal; Environmental Pollution; Chemosphere; Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy; Bioengineered; Processes; Energies; Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology; Frontiers in Energy Research; BMC Energy; Materials Science for Energy Technologies; Current Nutrition & Food Science. Prof Ir Ts Dr. Show is an active reviewer for more than 150 esteemed international journals published by Nature, Science, Cells, Elsevier, Wiley, Springer, ACS, RSC, and Taylor & Francis publishers. He has been recently awarded as the Top Peer Reviewer 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 5000 submitted manuscripts in numerous journals.

Educational qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Bioprocess Engineering Universiti Putra Malaysia, 2010-2012
  • PGCHE (Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education) The University of Nottingham, 2012-2014
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honors) in Process and Food Engineering Universiti Putra Malaysia, 2006-2010

Professional membership:

  1. ASEAN Chartered Professional Engineer, Board of Engineers Malaysia ACPE-05188/MY
  2. Invited Life-time Member, Malaysian Oil Scientists’ and Technologists’ Association, LM163/2021
  3. Graduate Technologist, Malaysia Board of Technologists (MBOT), GT19060084, PT20010044
  4. Charted Engineer, Engineering Council, UK, 643295
  5. Member and Chemical Engineer, Institution of Chemical Engineers, UK, 99960109
  6. Professional Engineer, Board of Engineer, Malaysia, PE18678
  7. Graduate Member, The Institute of Engineer, Malaysia, 27315
  8. Graduate Engineer, Board of Engineer, Malaysia, GE80348A
  9. Malaysia Representative, IChemE Biochemical Engineering Special Interested Group, 99960109
  10. The Society for Biotechnology (Japan), SBJ Membership no.: 900550 (Year 2019)
  11. Fellow, Higher Education Academy, UK
  12. Affiliate Member, Young Scientist Network, Malaysia.
  13. Co-opted Member, Agricultural and Food Engineering Technical Division, The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM), Session 2021/2022
  14. Advisory Board Member, Asian Federation of Biotechnology (AFOB) 
  15. Professional Technologist, Malaysia Board of Technologists (MBOT), PT20010044
  16. Fellow, Institution of Chemical Engineers, UK (FIChemE), 99960109


Department level:

  1. s-CPD Scheme Person-in-Charge
  2. Director of Research
  3. Website and Facebook – Administrator
  4. Safety Team (Research Ethic)
  5. Marketing Team, exhibition / promotion
  6. Research Assistant Duty Officer
  7. IT – Coordinator
  8. Teaching Design Team – Member
  9. Year 1 Laboratory Team – Member
  10. Admissions & Recruitment Team – Member
  11. Deputy Director of Accreditation and CQI
  12. PO12 Champion – Life Long Learning

Faculty level:

  1. CEE departmental representative in faculty research committee
  2. CEE departmental representative in faculty s-CPD scheme
  3. Faculty Marketing Team – Representative Department
  4. Research Community Representative, Faculty of Engineering Health and Safety Committee
  5. Faculty Research Operation Group (FROG) – Representative Research Division
  6. Dean’s Undergraduate Research Scheme (DURS) 2014 – Coordinator
  7. Manufacturing and Industrial Processes Research Division – Member
  8. Centre for Food and Bioproducts Processing – Member
  9. Research Away Day – Organising Committee
  10. Involved in EAC accreditation visit preparation

University level:

  1. Director of Sustainable Food Processing Research Centre
  2. Co-Director of Future Food Malaysia Beacon of Excellence
  3. NAA Module Convenor for FOSE Internship
  4. Bio-Separation Research Group – Leader
  5. Food and Pharmaceutical Engineering Research Group – Member
  6. Molecular Pharming and Bioproduction Research Group – Member
  7. Women in Science and Technology (WinSET) – Multimedia & Publicity Team Leader
  8. Gender Equality in Nottingham (GEN), 2017 onward – Communications Officer
  9. Research Ethics Committee in Nottingham University Business School (NUBS), UNMC – Faculty of Engineering Representative
  10. University Safety Committee – Representative research division
  11. F1 Talk 2013 (University Event) – Coordinator
  12. Info Day, Open Day and International School Visit – Organising Committee
  13. Organising Industrial talks open to all staff and students – Organising Committee

PhD/MSc examiner for the following universities

  1. Alagappa University, Cairo University, Faculty of Science, Cairo
  2. Anna University Chennai, India
  3. Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad, India
  4. Monash Sunway University, Malaysia
  5. Monash University, Australia
  6. Nanyang Technology University, Singapore
  7. National Institute Of Technology Warangal, India
  8. Savitribai Phule Pune University, India
  9. UCSI University, Malaysia
  10. Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
  11. Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
  12. Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia
  13. University of Boras, Sweden
  14. University of Malaya, Malaysia
  15. University of Science & Technology Murthal (Sonepat) – Haryana, India
  16. University of Technology Sydney, Australia
  17. University of Waikato, New Zealand
  18. Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) University, India
  19. Visvesvaraya Technological University, India