Pau-Loke Show
Dr. pau-loke show Professor Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Contact Information +971 2 312 3350


Professor Ir. Ts. Dr. Pau-Loke SHOW is the Full Professor of Biochemical Engineering at Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Before joining to Khalifa University, he was a Full Professor at the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Nottingham Malaysia. He is also the former President and Founder of International Bioprocessing Society based in Malaysia. He led as the Director of Sustainable Food Processing Research Centre and Co-Director of Future Food Malaysia, Beacon of Excellence, in the University of Nottingham 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 of 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), Chartered Engineer of the Engineering Council UK (CEng), Corporate Member of The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (MIEM), and 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 Highly Cited Researcher, World’s Rising Stars of Science, Ten Outstanding Young Malaysian, Tan Sri Emeritus Professor Augustine S H Ong International Special Award on Innovations and Inventions in Palm Oil, APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education (“ASPIRE”) Malaysia Award, Malaysia Young Scientist Award, The DaSilva Award, JSPS Fellowship, Top 100 Asian Scientists, Asia’s Rising Scientists Award and Winner of Young Researcher in IChemE Award. 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 today, he has published more than 850 journal papers in less than 10 years of his career. His publications have been cited over 25,000 times over the past 5 years. His current h-index is 75, 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 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, Deputy Editor-in-Chief in Bioengineered, Editor in Scientific Report, Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology, Associate Editor at Alexandria Engineering Journal, Elsevier; 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, 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, Springer Nature; Materials Science for Energy Technologies, KeAI; 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{eca436d86c222ab3e9dab4c32851a5f0e8b92f21bb36ef315e982b8f746c99ed} 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. For more information, please visit

  • PhD in Bioprocess Engineering

Affiliated Research Institutes/Centers

Research Interests
  • Bioprocessing from Upstream to Downstream
  • Separation and Purification Technology
  • Algae Biorefinery Engineering
  • Bioseparation Engineering
  • Cultivation and Fermentation

Research Projects

The increase in global human population will create the need for alternative food and energy sources. Microalgae are well known as a source of food and energy that can replace crops for food production due to their biosynthesis characteristics that allow the production of various compounds including lipids, proteins, carbohydrates, and carotenoids. Microalgae are also currently being promoted as an ideal third generation biofuel feedstock because of their rapid growth rate, CO2 fixation ability and high production capacity of lipids; they also do not compete with food or feed crops, and can be produced on non-arable land. These microalgae-derived bioproducts have a wide range of applications in biotechnology industries. The utilization of microalgae biomass in product formulation is generally not diversified; a higher demand for microalgal feedstock will be advantageous for large-scale microalgae cultivation, as the production and downstream processing are highly energy-intensive and expensive. This research project aims to develop a more sustainable biorefinery approach in valorising the remaining microalgae-derived compounds to be supplied in different commercial markets. This is to ensure that high-value products from microalgae can be transformed into various valuable products and to mitigate the economic feasibility of microalgae biorefinery. Multiphase extraction for the recovery of many biomolecules at the same time is a green and efficient bioprocessing technique. Up to date, the potential of solvent sublation incorporated with three-phase partitioning to form Multiphase Flotation (MPF) system for simultaneous extraction of several compounds from microalgae has yet to be explored. This study will focus on the creation of superfood from microalgae through cultivation, extraction and formulation of highly valuable compounds from microalgae. The scopes cover upstream processes (strain selection, cultivation and harvesting of microalgae), downstream processes (partitioning behaviours and mechanism of MPF system for recovering microalgae-derived products), and product formulation (food processing and feedstock valorization). The project intends to offer a holistic strategy for production of microalgal products and valorization of microalgal feedstock. This microalgal biorefinery that will be useful and adaptable by researchers and the food industries for future food application in UAE and the world.

Additional Info

Editorial Experience
1) Editor in Chief, EiC (Aug 2019 – Present): Current Nutrition and Food Sciences

2) Deputy EiC (Jan 2021 – Present): Bioengineered 

3) Review EiC (Jan 2022 – Present): Molecular Biotechnology

4) Associate Editor (Sep 2019 – Present): Current Biochemical Engineering

5) Associate Editor (Sep 2019 – 2021): The Open Microalgae Biotechnology

6) Associate Editor (Jan 2019 – Present): Environmental Science and Ecotechnology

7) Editor (June 2019 – Present): Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology

8) Editor (Aug 2019 – Present): Scientific Reports, Nature


Managing Guest Editor:              

1) Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews

2) Science of the Total Environment

3) Journal of Hazardous Materials

4) Biofuel Research Journal

5) Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments

6) Environmental Pollution

7) Chemosphere

8) Photochemistry Review

9) Biochemical Engineering Journal

10) Material Letters

11) Bioresource Technology

12) Fuel

13) Journal of Biotechnology

14) Scientific Reports, Nature

15) Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology

16) Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery

17) Environmental Research,

18) Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy 

19) Processes

20) Energies

21) Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology 

22) Frontiers in Energy Research 

23) BMC Energy, Springer Nature; 

24) Materials Science for Energy Technologies, 

25) Current Nutrition & Food Science


Editorial Board Member:

1.    Environmental Science and Ecotechnology (Aug 2022-Present)

2.    Chinese Chemical Letters (Sep 2022 – Present)

3.    Environmental Technology & Innovation (Mar 2022 – Present)

4.    Journal of Ionic Liquids (Feb 2022 – Present)

5.    Journal of Nanostructure in Chemistry (Jan 2022 – Present) 

6.    Journal of Hazardous Materials (Apr 2021 – Present)

7.    Bioresource Technology (Mar 2021 – Present)

8.    Processes, MDPI (Jan 2020 – Present)

9.    International Journal of Bioprocess and Biotechnological Advances (Dec 2018 – 2021)

10. BMC Energy, Springer Nature (August 2018 – 2021)

11. Biochemical Engineering Journal, Elsevier (Sept 2017 – Present)

12. Current Nutrition & Food Science (Nov 2018 – Dec 2019)

13. Bioengineered (Taylor & Francis) (Nov 2018 – Aug 2020)

14. Environmental Technology and Innovation (Mar 2022 – Present)


PhD Candidates
Full tuition fee waiver with monthly stipend & accomodation provided by Khalifa University



I. Good written and spoken English

II. Able to work independently and has a proactive working attitude

III. Highly-motivated and passionate about research

IV. Interested to register as a full-time research student

Interested candidates can submit their CV, along with proof of certificates to

Attached along in the email a short covering letter (not more than 300 words) on what makes you an ideal candidate for the position.


Postdoctoral Researcher
This vacancy intends to appoint a PhD graduate researcher who can conduct full-time research and management and strive towards excellence in research and innovation in sustainable research areas to produce quality scientific work.

Candidate Qualification
Candidate should have the following qualifications:

I. Open to all with h-Index more than 10.

II. Holds a PhD from a high ranking university listed in QS.

III. Undergraduate and Postgraduate degree in Chemical Engineering, Biological Sciences, or related fields.

IV. English Language Proficiency requirement (minimum MUET band 5, TOEFL 600 or IELTS minimum band 7).

V. Must have experience in conducting research and produced at least three (3) papers in Q1/Q2 journals as First Author.

VI. Candidates must be within one (1) to five (5) years after completing a PhD from a recognized University.

VII. Strong interpersonal, communication, presentation, writing, research analysis and administrative management skills.

Appointment period
I. First appointment will not exceed more than ONE (1) year.

II. An extension may be considered subject to the progress report and recommendation of the Principle Investigator (PI)

III.Contract may be terminated with ONE (1) month notice subject to performance.

Duties and responsibilities of PDR
I. To conduct full-time research under Supervisors’ supervision and produce academic publications.

II. Organize and handle administrative management.

III. Collaboration with external renowned universities.

IV. Supervising Postgraduate Students to promote knowledge transfer.

V. Proposing new research ideas and discussions on potential and uprising research topics.

Benefits to candidate
I. Exposure to new areas of research in sustainability and generation of high quality research outputs.

II. Extension of collaborative network with renowned international collaborators.

III. Enhancement in supervisory ability and analytical capability.

Interested candidates can submit their CV (with education and experience information and full publication list), along with proof of certificates to Attached along in the email a short covering letter (not more than 300 words) on what makes you an ideal candidate for the position.

Only shortlisted candidates will receive a response for an interview. If you do not receive a reply three (3) weeks after your submission, you may consider yourself not selected for the position.

We thank you for your interest.