Min-Tze LIONG obtained her PhD from Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia (2006) at the age of 28. She joined Universiti Sains Malaysia in Dec 2006, promoted to Senior Lecturer in Aug 2008, Associate Professor in July 2010 and Professor in October 2015.
She has actively published research papers (H-index 27), serves as Editorial Board members of reputable journals, and delivered keynote and plenary lectures both nationally and internationally. Prof Liong has also commercialized her research to industries from Malaysia, Japan, China and Taiwan.
Prof Liong was the recipient of the Best Research Student Award (Victoria University, Australia; 2006), finalists for the Malcolm Bird Award (Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology; 2006), and named one of the three top young women scientists in Malaysia (2007) by FWIS L’Oreal-UNESCO. She was also awarded the IAP Young Scientist, to represent Malaysia at the World Science Forum in Budapest to pitch for changes in science policies in the Hungarian Parliament (2015). In 2016, Prof Liong was named as one of the Top Research Scientist Malaysia, awarded by Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM). More information could be obtained from www.liongmintze.wix.com/mintze.