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On August 5th and 6th, Monash University Malaysia School of Science proudly hosted the prestigious MIFT 13th National Food Science and Technology Competition. The biennial event was organised by the Malaysian Institute of Food Technology (MIFT) and supported by the Ministry of Higher Education. We witnessed a remarkable gathering of talent, with 15 universities across Malaysia and more than 389 participants converging at our campus for this exciting occasion.

The competition featured 6 different categories:

  • Postgraduate Research Paper (Poster) - Food Science Category
  • Postgraduate Research Paper (Poster) - Food Technology Category
  • Postgraduate Research Paper (Oral)
  • Oratory Competition
  • Food Bowl Quiz Competition
  • Innovative Food Product Development Competition

We were honoured to witness outstanding presentations and performances from the participants. Each of them showcased intellect and innovation that will define the future of food science and technology.

The event featured a talk on “Empowerment of Food Scientists and Technologists in Malaysia: Updates and Challenges” by Dr. Koh Yew Ming, President of the Malaysian Institute of Food Technology (MIFT) and a forum on “Food Sustainability: From Farm to Fork”, chaired by Dato Dr. Mohd Nazlee Kamal,  member of the Monash University Malaysia Food Science and Technology Industry Advisory Group and 4 industry speakers.

We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate our students, who demonstrated exceptional capabilities and dedication in the national competitions.

Postgraduate Research Paper (Poster) - Food Science Category

1st Runner Up - Wong Keat Yi

Oratory Competition

2nd Runner Up - How Jo Yi

Food Bowl Quiz Competition

Best Scorer -  Eldwin Ooi Ze Hao

1st Runner Up - Monash University Malaysia

  1. Eldwin Ooi Ze Hao
  2. Emileen Leong MaeLaii
  3. Aw Jia Yi
  4. Alena Khoo

Innovative Food Product Development Competition

1st Runner Up - Team Pomeaty

  1. Siaw Cindy
  2. Goh Min Di
  3. Ho Ern Yi
  4. Hoo Siaw En
  5. Joshua Lim Jun Wen
  6. Lu Yue Ying
  7. Gan Ming Faye
  8. Yeoh Su Wen

Their accomplishments underscore Monash University Malaysia's commitment to fostering excellence and innovation in food science and technology. We applaud our students for their hard work, determination, and the enthusiasm they bring to the table.

A full list of the winners for the competitions can be found here.

As we celebrate these achievements, let us also extend our gratitude to the organising committee, participants, and all those who contributed to making this event a grand success. A special thanks to our sponsors as well for their generous support!

The 14th MIFT National Food Science and Technology Competition, which will be held in 2025, will be hosted by Taylor’s University.