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

Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering

Faculty of Science and Engineering

University of Nottingham Malaysia

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Telephone: +6 (03) 8924 8605 ; Handphone: +6 (010) 225 0322


Prof. Ir. Ts. Dr. Pau-Loke SHOW is the former President and founder of International Bioprocessing Society in Malaysia. He also the director of Sustainable Food Processing Research Centre and Co-director of Future Food Malaysia, Beacon of Excellence, in the University of Nottingham Malaysia. He is a Full Professor at the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Nottingham Malaysia. He has successful obtained his PhD in two years’ time after obtaining his bachelor’s degree from Universiti Putra Malaysia. In the year of 2022, he is elected as a Fellow of IChemE (FIChemE). He is currently a Professional Engineer (PEng) registered with the Board of Engineers Malaysia, Fellow of the Engineering Council UK (CEng), Cooperate Member of The Institution Of Engineers,and Professional Technologies (PTech) registered with the Malaysia Board of Technologists. 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 Tan Sri Emeritus Professor Augustine S H Ong International Special Award on Innovations and Inventions in Palm Oil 2021, APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education (“ASPIRE”) Malaysia Award 2020, Malaysia Young Scientist 2019 Award, ASEAN-India Research and Training Fellowship 2019, The DaSilva Award 2018, JSPS Fellowship 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 20 PhD and MSc students, and is leading a team of 20 members consisting of postdoctoral, PhD and MSc research students. Up to 2022, he has published more than 550 journal papers in less than 10 years of his career. His publications have been cited over 18,000 times over the past 5 years. His current h-index is 60, placing him among the top leaders of his chosen field (Microalgae Technology). He is also the Primary Project leaders for more than 35 projects from International, National, and Industry Projects, with total amount more than MYR5.0 million. He is now serving as an Editor-in-chief in Current Nutrition & Food Science, Editor in Scientific Report, Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology, Associate Editor at Bioengineered; Current Biochemical Engineering; The Open Microalgae Biotechnology, and Editorial board member in Bioresource Technology and, Biochemical Engineering Journal. He also managing lead guest editor for many well reputation journals, examples, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Elsevier; Biofuel Research Journal, Elsevier; Environmental Pollution, Elsevier; Chemosphere, Elsevier; Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, Springer; Bioengineered, Taylor & Francis; Processes, MDPI; Energies, MDPI; Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology, Elsevier; Frontiers in Energy Research, Frontiers; BMC Energy, Springer Nature; Materials Science for Energy Technologies, KeAI; Current Nutrition & Food Science, Bentham Science. Prof Ir Ts Dr Show is an active reviewer for more than 100 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 2019 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 1000 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) 


Department level:

  1. Marketing team member
  2. Website and Facebook administrator
  3. RA rota officer
  4. s-CPD scheme person in charge
  5. Safety Team (Research Ethic)

Faculty level:

  1. Director of Research
  2. Faculty Marketing Team member
  3. Department representative in Faculty s-CPD scheme

University level:

  1. Director, Sustainable Food Processing, Research Center
  2. Co-Director, Future Food Malaysia, Beacon of Excellence
  3. Molecular Pharming and Bioproduction Research Group
  4. Gender Equality in Nottingham (GEN)
  5. Research Ethics Committee in Nottingham University Business School (NUBS), UNM

PhD/MSc examiner for the following universities

  1. Monash University, Australia
  2. Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) University, India
  3. Monash Sunway University, Malaysia
  4. University of Malaya, Malaysia
  5. Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
  6. University of Nottingham, Malaysia
  7. Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia
  8. UCSI University, Malaysia
  9. The University of Waikato, New Zealand
  10. Dalhousie University, Canada
  11. Savitribai Phule Pune University, India