Dr. Nima Azarakhsh

Dr. Nima Azarakhsh

Lecturer

Ph.D in Food Technology (University Putra Malaysia)
M.Sc. in Food Science and Technology (Tehran University, Iran)
B.Sc. in Food Science and Technology (Shiraz University, Iran)

nima.azarakhsh@taylors.edu.my
Subject Taught
  • Food Packaging
  • Post harvest
  • Food preservation & processing

Research Interests
  • Food Packaging
  • Edible Films and Coatings
  • Minimally Processed Fruits and Vegetables
  • Post harvest Handling of Fruits and Vegetables
  • Food preservation

Research Grants Awarded Peer Reviewed Papers
  • Application of edible coating for shelf life extension and quality retention of pre-packaged fresh-cut mixed fruits for ready-to-blend fruit smoothie, Taylor’s University Research Grant (TRGS), Malaysia, 2015-2016.
  • Osmosis effects on textural and organoleptic properties of French fries, Tehran University Grant, Tehran University, Iran, 2000-2001.

Publications
Peer Reviewed Papers
  • Azarakhsh, N., Osman, A., Ghazali, H.M., Tan, C.P., Mohd Adzahan, N. (2014). Effect of gellan-based edible coating on the quality of fresh-cut pineapple during cold storage, Food and Bioprocess Technology, 7 (7): 2144-2151.
  • Azarakhsh, N., Osman, A., Ghazali, H.M., Tan, C.P., Mohd Adzahan, N. (2014). Lemongrass essential oil incorporated into alginate-based edible coating for Shelf life extension and quality retention of fresh-cut pineapple, Postharvest Biology and Technology, 88:1-7.
  • Azarakhsh, N., Osman, A., Ghazali, H.M., Tan, C.P., Mohd Adzahan, N. (2013). Effect of limonene incorporation into gellan-based edible coating on the changes in microbiological and sensory characteristics of fresh-cut pineapple during cold storage. Acta Horticulturae, 1012: 999-1004.
  • Azarakhsh, N., Osman, A., Ghazali, H.M., Tan, C.P., Mohd Adzahan, N. (2012). Optimization of alginate and gellan-based edible coating formulations for fresh-cut pineapples. International Food Research Journal, 19:279-285.
  • Azarakhsh, N., Osman, A., Ghazali, H.M., Tan, C.P., Mohd Adzahan, N. (2011). Effect of alginate and gellan-based edible coatings on the quality of fresh-cut pineapple during cold storage. Acta Horticulturae, 902:519-524.
  • Azarakhsh, N., Emamjomeh, Z. (2004). An evaluation of osmotic dehydration effect on the qualitative properties of French fries, Iranian Journal of Agricultural Sciences, 35 (4): 955-963.
Conference Abstracts/Proceedings
  • Azarakhsh, N., Osman, A., Ghazali, H.M., Tan, C.P., Mohd Adzahan, N. (2012). Effect of limonene incorporation into gellan-based edible coating on the changes in microbiological and sensory characteristics of fresh-cut pineapple during cold storage, 7th International Postharvest Symposium, 25-29 June, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Book of abstract. pp. 187
  • Azarakhsh, N., Osman, A., Ghazali, H.M., Tan, C.P., Mohd Adzahan, N. (2010). Evaluating the effect of different polysaccharide-based edible coatings on changes in weight loss, firmness, respiration rate and sensory characteristics of fresh-cut pineapples, International Conference on Food Research, 22-24 November, Putrajaya, Malaysia. Book of abstract. pp. 81.
  • Azarakhsh, N., Osman, A., Ghazali, H.M., Tan, C.P., Mohd Adzahan, N. (2010). Effect of alginate and gellan-based edible coatings on the quality of fresh-cut pineapple during cold storage, 7th International Pineapple Symposium, 13-15 July, Johor, Malaysia. Book of abstract. pp. 118 (winner best poster award).
  • Emamjomeh, Z., Azarakhsh, N. (2003). Effect of osmotic dehydration as a pretreatment on the quality properties of French fries. 2nd Nordic Drying Conference, 25-27 June, Copenhagen, Denmark. Book of abstract. pp. 46.

Scholarly Activities/Industry Experience
  • Organizing Chairperson, International Research Symposium: The Experimental Restaurant of the Future, December 2015
  • Organizing Committee member, Culinology® week events (RCA), 30 May-3 June 2016.
  • Project leader (TRGS Grant), 2015-2016
  • Lecturer in charge for Culinology®Club, 2015
  • Reviewer for Scientific journals
  • Collaboration with food factories in Iran regarding to student internship, factory visit, research projects and workshops, 1999-2007
  • Food inspector in military service, 2002-2003

Awards & Honours
  • Best poster award at 7th International Pineapple Symposium, Johor, Malaysia, July 2010.
  • First class honors, Shiraz University, 1999

Professional Affiliations
  • Professional Member of Malaysian Institute of Food Technology (MIFT) (March 2017-present)
  • Professional Member of Research Chefs Association (RCA) (2014-present)