Da-Wen Sun#


Da-Wen Sun
Email:dawen.sun 'at' ucd.ie
Membership Number:2949
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:IRELAND
Section:BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
Username:dwsun
Elected:2011
Homepage: http://www.ucd.ie/sun/
http://www.ucd.ie/refrig/


Present and Previous Positions
  • 2006 - now Professor, National University of Ireland – Dublin (University College Dublin)
  • 2003 - 2006 Associate Professor, National University of Ireland – Dublin (University College Dublin)
  • 1999 - 2003 Senior Lecturer, National University of Ireland – Dublin (University College Dublin)
  • 1995 - 1999 Lecturer, National University of Ireland – Dublin (University College Dublin)
  • 1994 - 1995 Senior Research Fellow, University of Sheffield
  • 1991 - 1994 Research Fellow, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
  • 1990 - 1991 Research Fellow, Queen's University of Belfast
  • 1989 - 1990 Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • 1988 - 1989 Lecturer, South China University of Technology

Fields of Scholarship
  • Cooling, drying and refrigeration processes and systems
  • Quality and safety of food products
  • Bioprocess simulation and optimisation
  • Computer vision and hyperspectral imaging technology

Honours and Awards
  • Member of Academia Europaea (The Academy of Europe), 2011 (functioning as European Academy of Humanities, Letters and Sciences, Academia Europaea is one of the most prestigious academies in the world)
  • Member of Royal Irish Academy, 2010 (the highest honour that can be attained by scholars and scientists working in Ireland)
  • CIGR Fellow Award, 2010, by CIGR (International Commission of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering - formerly International Commission of Agricultural Engineering) (the title of Fellow is the highest honour in CIGR, and is conferred to individuals who have made sustained, outstanding contributions world-wide, and that continue to improve the outcomes of the Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering profession)
  • Fellow of Institution of Engineers of Ireland (Engineers Ireland), 2009
  • CIGR Recognition Award, 2008, by CIGR (International Commission of Agricultural Engineering) (in recognition of my distinguished achievements as top one percent of Agricultural Engineering scientists around the world)
  • AFST(I) Fellow Award, 2007, by Association of Food Scientists and Technologists (India) (the only Fellow awarded in 2007)
  • CIGR Merit Award, 2006, by CIGR (International Commission of Agricultural Engineering)
  • President’s Research Fellowship, 2004/2005, by University College Dublin
  • Food Engineer of the Year Award, 2004, by The Institution of Mechanical Engineers, UK
  • Fellow of Institution of Agricultural Engineers, UK, 2002
  • Who’s Who in Engineering and Science, 2000
  • CIGR Merit Award, 2000, by CIGR (International Commission of Agricultural Engineering)
  • President’s Research Award, 2000/2001, by University College Dublin
  • Who’s Who in the World, 1999 -
  • President’s Research Award, 1998/1999, by University College Dublin
  • The 1st Prize of Science and Technology Achievement Award, 1995, by South China University of Technology, China
  • The 3rd Prize of Natural Science Award, 1994, by the Science and Technology Commission of Guangdong Province, China
  • The 1st Prize of Natural Science Award, 1994, by the Higher Education Commission of Guangdong Province, China
  • E. Gaspar Award, 1991, by The Plastics and Rubber Institute, UK
  • Plastics Machinery Distributors’ Association Award, 1991, by The Plastics and Rubber Institute, UK


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