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Tan Teng Ju

Academic Qualification

  • Food Science & Technology - Doctor of Philosophy, Cornell University, NY
  • Science Bioindustry - Bachelor Degree, University Putra Malaysia

Tan Teng Ju (Dr.)

Assistant Professor
IIUM Kuantan Campus


Expert Profile

Tan Teng Ju graduated with a First Class Honours in Bachelor of Science in Bioindustry from University Putra Malaysia. With an ambition to be a professor, he decided to pursue a Ph. D. in Food Science and Technology at Cornell University, New York in August 2008, under the supervision of Dr. Carmen I. Moraru. Teng Ju was the recipient of the Special Fund Award by the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) for his significant work that could help improve the economic position of the dairy industry. Upon completion of his doctorate, Teng Ju returned to Malaysia in September 2013 and he was appointed as an Assistant Professor in International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) in November 2013.
Teng Ju mainly teaches courses in Food Biotechnology Concentration that are for students in the Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours) programme. He is the instructor for Food Process Engineering (SBT 4353), Food Chemistry (SBT 4333), Food Biotechnology (SBT 4313) and Fermentation Technology (SBT 2133). Teng Ju's current research grant focuses on the optimization of operating conditions for supercritical fluid extraction of patchouli (Pogostemon cablin) essential oil. He has supervised two undergraduates and presently he has seven undergraduates doing their final year projects under his supervision.
Teng Ju has published papers in Malaysian journal (Malaysian Oil Science and Technology) and international journals with impact factor (Journal of Dairy Science, Journal of Food Engineering, Journal of Food Lipids). He has also presented his research in many international conferences (American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) Joint Annual Meeting Malaysian International Cocoa Conference, Oils and Fats International Congress). As an educator and researcher, he hopes give back to the community through his teaching and research efforts.

Area of Specialisation

  • Engineering Tech ~ Applied Sciences And Technologies ~ Process Technology ~ Separation Technology (Including Membrane Technology) - Membrane technology - microfiltration
  • Agricultural ~ Agricultural Science And Technology ~ Primary Products from Plants ~ Cocoa Products - Cocoa processing
  • Agricultural ~ Agricultural Science And Technology ~ Animal and Avian Production ~ Dairy Science and Technology - Dairy processing
  • Agricultural ~ Agricultural Science And Technology ~ Food Sciences and Nutrition ~ Food Safety - Food safety engineering
  • Engineering Tech ~ Applied Sciences And Technologies ~ Process Technology ~ Supercritical Fluid Technology - Supercritical Fluid Extraction

Professional Membership

  • 2014 - 2014: Member of Profesional Body / Association, American Dairy Science Association

Teaching Responsibilities

BIOPROCESS I 2015/2016
Fats and Oils Chemistry and Technology 2021/2022
FERMENTATION TECHNOLOGY 2014/2015 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2015/2016
FOOD BIOTECHNOLOGY 2019/2020 2015/2016 2016/2017 2020/2021 2017/2018 2013/2014 2014/2015 2018/2019
FOOD CHEMISTRY 2017/2018 2020/2021 2014/2015 2015/2016 2019/2020 2018/2019 2016/2017 2013/2014
FOOD PROCESS ENGINEERING 2017/2018 2020/2021 2014/2015 2015/2016 2021/2022 2019/2020 2016/2017 2018/2019

Research Projects

2015 - 2019 The role of bioactive compounds from Anacardium occidentale (Pucuk Gajus) as antihyperglycaemic agents for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes
2014 - 2019 Optimization of Operating Conditions for Supercritical Fluid Extraction of Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin) Essential Oil
2014 - 2018 Profiling of Bioactive Compounds in Malaysian Herbs
2018 - Present Investigation of chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of patchouli essential oils produced by conventional methods and supercritical fluid extraction for natural food preservative

Award & Recognition

12 Jun, 2014 Bronze Medal in International Research, Invention & Innovation Exhibition 2014 (IRIIE 2014) - International Islamic University Malaysia International



2014 A physicochemical investigation of membrane fouling in cold microfiltration of skim milk. Journal of Dairy Science, 97 (8) pp. 4759-4771
Conference or Workshop Item

2015 Effect of pressure and temperature on supercritical fluid extraction of patchouli (Pogostemon cablin) essential oil. In: Asian Congress on Biotechnology 2015 (ACB 2015),
2014 Optimization of a co2 backpulsing method for increasing the permeate flux in cold microfiltration of skim milk: a pilot-scale study. In: International Research, Invention and Innovation Exhibition 2014 (IRIIE2014),