UCD Professor Da-Wen Sun named highly cited researcher by Thomson Reuters in 2016

Only those in the top 1% of citations by other researchers in science and social science made the list UCD Professor Da-Wen Sun, UCD School of Biosystems and Food Engineering, has been included in the 2016 Highly Cited Researchers list compiled by Thomson Reuters.

Professor Sun’s work is standard reference material for researchers in the areas of computer vision, computational fluid dynamics modelling and vacuum cooling. He has had over 1000 papers in the Thomson Reuters science citation index, Web of Science. Some 72 of these papers have been cited more than 100 times.

Recent work by Professor Sun has used non-destructive and non-invasive hyperspectral imaging to determine quality and safety in foods. This allows greater certainty over standards in the food production process compared to visual inspection practices that are still common.

Hyperspectral imaging takes images of food specimens at different wavelength bands at a scale of around ten nanometres (1 nm = one billionth of a metre).

Professor Sun is a global authority in food engineering research and education. He was elected to the Royal Irish Academy in 2010, selected as a member of Academia Europaea (Academy of Europe) in 2011, and inducted as a fellow of the International Academy of Food Science and Technology in 2012.

He is editor of the journal Food and Bioprocess Technology, series editor of Contemporary Food Engineering and former editor of Journal of Food Engineering.