Da-Wen Sun#


Michael Huth
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 Full Professor, University College Dublin
  • 2003 - 2006 Professor, University College Dublin
  • 1999 - 2003 Associate Professor, University College Dublin
  • 1995 - 1999 Lecturer, 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
  • Highly Cited Researcher 2018, by Clarivate Analytics
  • Full Member (Academician) of International Academy of Refrigeration, 2018
  • Honorary Doctorate Degree by Universidad Privada del Norte, Peru, 2018
  • Foreign Member of Polish Academy of Sciences (the highest lifetime honour bestowed by the Polish government), 2017
  • Highly Cited Researcher 2017, by Clarivate Analytics
  • Founding President of International Academy of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, 2016
  • Fellow of International Academy of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, 2016
  • Highly Cited Researcher 2016, by Clarivate Analytics
  • CIGR Section VI Recognition Award, 2016, by CIGR Section VI (for my great contribution to the achievements of CIGR Section VI)
  • CIGR Honorary President, 2016, by CIGR
  • CIGR Merit Award, 2016, by CIGR (awarded for my outstanding leadership in food engineering in the world).
  • Highly Cited Researcher 2015, by Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters)
  • IAEF Lifetime Achievement Award, 2015, by International Association of Engineering and Food (IAEF) (This award is given to recognize exceptional serving experts of food engineering for their life long contribution and international impact on the progress of food engineering)
  • The Frozen Food Foundation Freezing Research Award, 2013, by International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) (This is the first time that this prestigious award was presented to a scientist outside the USA)
  • You Bring Charm to the World Award, 2013, by Hong Kong based Phoenix Satellite Television (This award is to recognise those Chinese individuals or teams who have in the past year made the most significant and influential contributions to the world in various fields including science and technology, culture and arts, and sports. Other award recipients included the 2012 Nobel Laureate in Literature and the Chinese Astronaut Team for Shenzhou IX Spaceship. A total of 7 individuals and 3 teams were honoured in 2013)
  • Fellow of International Academy of Food Science and Technology, 2012
  • 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) (awarded for my outstanding leadership in postharvest technology and process 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
  • CIGR Merit Award, 2000, by CIGR (International Commission of Agricultural Engineering) (awarded for my significant contribution to food engineering worldwide).


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