Da-Wen Sun

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Da-Wen Sun
Da-Wen Sun
Born Chaozhou, China
Occupation Professor, Food Engineer

Sun Dawen (simplified Chinese: 孙大文; traditional Chinese: 孫大文; pinyin: Sūn Dàwén; Jyutping: Syun1 Daai6 Man6; ), known as Da-Wen Sun, is a Chinese-born professor who studies food engineering at University College Dublin.

He is also President of International Commission of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (CIGR).[1][2]


Sun was born in Chaozhou, Guangdong, China. He received a first class BSc Honours and MSc in Mechanical Engineering, and a PhD in Chemical Engineering in China. He was appointed College Lecturer at National University of Ireland, Dublin (University College Dublin) in 1995, and was then Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor and full Professor. Sun is now Professor and Director of the Food Refrigeration and Computerised Food Technology Research Group in University College Dublin.

He is Editor-in-Chief of Food and Bioprocess Technology – an International Journal (Springer),[3][4] Series Editor of Contemporary Food Engineering book series (CRC Press / Taylor & Francis), former Editor of Journal of Food Engineering (Elsevier), and editorial board member for a number of international journals. He is also a Chartered Engineer.

Academic career[edit]

Sun's academic work is in the area of food engineering research and education.[5][6][7][8][9][10][11] His main research activities include cooling, drying and refrigeration processes and systems, quality and safety of food products, bioprocess simulation and optimisation, and computer vision technology. He has studied on vacuum cooling of cooked meats, pizza quality inspection by computer vision, and edible films for shelf-life extension of fruit and vegetables.[12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19][20][21][22][23][24][25][26][27]

Honours and awards[edit]

Sun has also received numerous awards, which include


  1. ^ Xinhua News Agency: Da-Wen Sun Elected President of CIGR, First Chinese in this Position (Chinese). Xinhua News Agency.
  2. ^ Xinhua News Agency: Chinese Scientist Inaugurated as President of CIGR. Xinhua News Agency.
  3. ^ China News Agency: Influence of Academic Journal Edited by Chinese Scientist Da-Wen Sun Increased (Chinese). Chinanews.com.
  4. ^ Xinhua News Agency: Academic Journal Edited by Chinese Academician Da-Wen Sun Ranked 4th Position in the World (Chinese). Xinhua News Agency.
  5. ^ China News Agency: Academician of Royal Irish Academy Da-Wen Sun, There Is a Life Called Striving (Chinese). Chinanews.com.
  6. ^ People’s Daily: Da-Wen Sun: Working for the Benefit of Mankind in the Field of Food (Chinese). People's Daily. (14 October 2011).
  7. ^ Editor-in-Chief tops the world rankings in Agriculture Sciences!. Springer.com.
  8. ^ UCD Professor Da-Wen Sun Awarded Membership of Academia Europaea. Ucd.ie (4 November 2011).
  9. ^ China Scholars Abroad: Chinese scholar Da-Wen Sun tops the world rankings in Agriculture Sciences (Chinese). Today.hit.edu.cn.
  10. ^ Chaozhou Daily: Agricultural Sciences Leader – Professor Da-Wen Sun, a Chaoshanese in Ireland (Chinese). Cstc.lib.stu.edu.cn (29 August 2008).
  11. ^ Chaozhou Daily: Standing on Top of The World in the Field of Food Engineering Research (Chinese). Ucd.ie.
  12. ^ Plus magazine: Fuzzy pizza. Plus.maths.org.
  13. ^ Soya film has fresh fruit all wrapped up. New Scientist (15 December 2001).
  14. ^ Irish Times: Chilling without the pressure. Ucd.ie (7 March 2002).
  15. ^ The Times Higher Education Supplement: Pizza's perfect with chips. Timeshighereducation.co.uk (17 January 2003).
  16. ^ We hear that…. New Scientist (14 December 2002).
  17. ^ The Daily Telegraph: Soya skin keeps fruit fresh. The Daily Telegraph. (13 December 2001).
  18. ^ Pizza marketplace: Irish researchers develop perfect pizza scanner Archived 13 August 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
  19. ^ http://www.ucd.ie/refrig/checkout.htm
  20. ^ The Times of India: Rational Men – The rise of extreme logic. The Times of India.
  21. ^ Focus on food nutrition, security at international convention. The Hindu (17 December 2008).
  22. ^ Hindustan Times: Slice of sameness. Ucd.ie (14 December 2002).
  23. ^ Agroalimentaire – Refroidir les aliments par le vide (French). Industrie.com.
  24. ^ Intérêt de la combinaison refroidissement sous vide et refroidissement par air ventilé pour la viande bovine cuite (French). Archive.is.
  25. ^ LifeGate: Matematica, logica fuzzy e pizza (Italian). Lifegate.it.
  26. ^ Heise Online: Computer sortiert Tiefkühlpizzas (German). Heise.de (16 January 2013).
  27. ^ Avaliação da qualidade de pizzas usando análises de imagens (Portuguese). Humornaciencia.com.br.
  28. ^ People’s Daily: Chinese Scientist Da-Wen Sun Won Another Honour, Elected as Academician of IAFoST (Chinese). People's Daily. (18 May 2012).
  29. ^ China News Agency: Chinese Scientist Da-Wen Sun Elected Academician of IAFoST (Chinese). Chinanews.com (17 August 2012).
  30. ^ People’s Daily: Da-Wen Sun: Chinese Scientist Elected European Academician (Chinese). People's Daily. (4 November 2011).
  31. ^ Xinhua News Agency: Chinese Scientist Da-Wen Sun Elected Academician of Academia Europaea. Xinhua News Agency.
  32. ^ People’s Daily: Da-Wen Sun Elected Academician of Academia Europaea, First Chinese in Europe. People's Daily. (1 November 2011).
  33. ^ Xinhua News Agency: Chinese Scientist Elected Academician of Both Academies for the First Time in Europe. People's Daily.
  34. ^ Irish Times: Scholars: RIA admits 24 members
  35. ^ Royal Irish Academy honours UCD scientists and scholars. Ucd.ie.
  36. ^ People’s Daily: Chinese Scientist Awarded Royal Irish Academy Academician Certificate (Chinese). People's Daily.
  37. ^ China News Agency: Chinese Won Top Honour in Ireland, Awarded Royal Irish Academy Academician Certificate (Chinese). Chinanews.com.
  38. ^ China Scholars Abroad: Dr Da-Wen Sun Was Awarded British Royal "Food Engineer of the Year" (Chinese). 2003.chisa.edu.cn (23 December 2004).
  39. ^ People's Daily: Professor Da-Wen Sun of National University of Ireland Won British "Food Engineer of the Year" (Chinese). People's Daily.
  40. ^ Xinhua News Agency: Professor Da-Wen Sun Was Awarded British Royal "Food Engineer of the Year" (Chinese). Xinhua News Agency.
  41. ^ Xinhua News Agency: A Tale about Dr Da-Wen Sun – a World Renowned Food Engineering Expert (Chinese) Archived 5 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine.. Gd.xinhuanet.com.
  42. ^ China Scholars Abroad: A Story About Dr Da-Wen Sun – My Heart Is with China (Chinese). 2003.chisa.edu.cn (22 October 2004).

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