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

Contact Information +971 2 312 3350


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 750 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 2000 submitted manuscripts in numerous journals.

  • PhD in Bioprocess Engineering

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.

Research Staff and Graduate Students:

Dr. Doris Tang Ying Ying Postdoctoral Researcher
Additional Info

Professional Qualifications 
 1.    ASEAN Chartered Professional Engineer, Board of Engineers Malaysia ACPE-05188/MY

2.    Invited Lifetime Member, Malaysian Oil Scientists’ and Technologists’ Association, LM163/2021

3.    Graduate Technologies, 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 Engineers, Malaysia, PE18678

7.    Graduate Member, The Institute of Engineer, Malaysia, 27315

8.    Graduate Engineer, Board of Engineers, 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. Advisor, Asian Federation of Biotechnology

14.  Co-opted Member, Agricultural and Food Engineering Technical Division, The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM), Session 2021/2

15.  Professional Technologist, Malaysia Board of Technologists (MBOT), PT20010044

16.  Fellow, Institution of Chemical Engineers, UK (FIChemE), 99960109


Editorial Experience

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

Review Editor (Jan 2022 – Present): Molecular Biotechnology

Associate Editor (Sep 2019 – 2023): Current Biochemical Engineering

Associate Editor (Jan 2019– 2021): Journal of Advanced Biotechnology and Experimental Therapeutics

Associate Editor (May 2023– Present): Environmental Science and Ecotechnology

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

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
  26. BMC Chemistry

Editorial Board Member:

1.    Next Sustainability (Jan 2024 – Present)

2.    Sustainable Chemistry One World (Oct 2023-Present)

3.    Environmental Science and Ecotechnology (Dec 2019 -Present)

4.    Environmental Advances, (Oct 2020 – Jan 2024)

5.    Chinese Chemical Letters (Sep 2022 – Present)

6.    Environmental Technology & Innovation (Mar 2022 – 2024)

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

8.    Journal of Nanostructure in Chemistry (Jan 2022 – 2023) 

9.    Journal of Hazardous Materials (Apr 2021 – 2023)

10. Bioresource Technology (Mar 2021 – 2023)

11. Processes, MDPI (Jan 2020 – 2024)

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

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

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

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

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

17. Environmental Technology and Innovation (Mar 2022 – Sept 2023)


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.