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Professor Da-Wen Sun Conferred with Honorary Doctorate Degree from Peru

Monday, 19 February, 2018 


Pictured (l-r): Professor Da-Wen Sun, UCD School of Biosystems and Food Engineering receives an honorary doctorate from Dr Andrés Velarde, Rector, Universidad Privada del Norte (UPN), Peru.

Pictured (l-r): Professor Da-Wen Sun, UCD School of Biosystems and Food Engineering receives an honorary doctorate from Dr Andrés Velarde, Rector, Universidad Privada del Norte (UPN), Peru.

Professor Da-Wen Sun, School of Biosystems and Food Engineering at University College Dublin, has been conferred with an Honorary Doctorate from Universidad Privada del Norte (UPN) in Peru in recognition of his exceptional contribution and leading role for advancing food and biosystems engineering research and education at the global level.

A special conferring ceremony was held in February 2018 in the Breña Campus of UPN in Lima. Dr Andrés Velarde, the Rector of UPN, presented Professor Sun with the certificate, medal and plaque of the honorary doctorate of UPN.

In his conferring speech, Dr Andrés Velarde said that this was the first honorary doctorate he has conferred during his rectorship in the past seven years, he hoped that this honour would further strengthen the collaboration between Professor Sun and UPN, and help uplift the quality and reputation of UPN at international level.  UPN is the first international university in northern Peru.

Accepting the award, Professor Da-Wen Sun said it was a great honour for him to have received the honorary doctorate from UPN.

Professor Sun is a world authority in food engineering research and education. He has been honoured as one of the “Highly Cited Researchers” in the last three consecutive years (2015- 2017) by Clarivate Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters).