Dr Jiahua Shi

FaBA Senior Research Fellow, Food &

Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences
Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation

Overview

Dr Jiahua Shi got her PhD in Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore in 2015, followed by three years postdoc training at NTU Food Technology Centre, Singapore, as well as APEC Centre for Sustainable Development in Agriculture & Fishery Sectors, Singapore. She also worked four years at School of Environmental Engineering and School of Medicine at University of Wollongong before joining UQ.

As a FaBA Senior Research Fellow and Future Research Leader, Dr Shi's research at UQ focuses on premium food and beverge products aligning with the Trailblazer of Australia’s Food and Beverage Accelerator (FaBA). With a background in analytical chemistry and microbiology, Dr Shi's food research aims at microbial conversion of food waste (e.g. ugly fruits and waste veges) into high value food ingredients through fermentation technology. Since 2015, Dr Shi has attracted 6 research grants (>1.2 million) as chief investigator (lead CI and/or co-CI). She has been working closely with local and international food industry partners and government agencies, as well as multiple international research institutes in China, Singapore and Denmark.

Research Interests

  • Premium Australian food and beverage
  • Sustainable food processing system
  • High value nutrients and food ingredients
  • Microbial conversion of food waste

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy of Chemical and Biomedical, Nanyang Technological University
  • Bachelor (Honours) of Biotechnology, Beijing University of Chemical Technology (北京化工大学)

Publications

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Available Projects

  • I am currently recruiting a PhD student to start in July 2024 with full scholarship ($33,641 pr annum) and a top-up ($10,000) as well as travel funds. The student will be studying in my research group at Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation at UQ, focusing on premium food and beverage fermentation technology and production of high value ingredients, with strong connection and collaboration with industry.

    Interested candidates with master’s degree or Honor’s with good research experience in food science are encouraged to contact me by email jiahua.shi@uq.edu.au.

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Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Ng, Betsy, Shi, Jiahua, Annabel Chen, Shen-Hsing and Ning Chen, William Wei (2020). A preliminary study on the impact of a brief online growth mindset intervention on university students. Transforming teaching and learning in higher education: a chronicle of research and development in a Singaporean context. (pp. 73-90) edited by Seng Chee Tan and Shen-Hsing Annabel Chen. Singapore: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-981-15-4980-9_4

  • Chen, Wei Ning and Shi, Jiahua (2017). Microbial production of liquid biofuels through metabolic engineering. Microbial fuels. (pp. 353-378) edited by Farshad Darvishi Harzevili and Ir Serge Hiligsmann. Boca Raton, FL United States: CRC Press. doi: 10.1201/9781351246101-10

  • Zhang, Jianhua, Shi, Jiahua, Lee, Benedict Jia Hong, Chen, Liwei, Tan, Kee Yang, Tang, Xiaoling, Tan, Jane Yi Lin, Li, Xiang, Feng, Huixing and Chen, Wei Ning (2013). Proteomic analysis of vascular smooth muscle cells with S- and R-Enantiomers of atenolol by iTRAQ and LC-MS/MS. Vascular Proteomics: Methods and Protocols. (pp. 45-52) edited by Fernando Vivanco. New York, NY United States: Humana Press. doi: 10.1007/978-1-62703-405-0_4

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Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • I am currently recruiting a PhD student to start in July 2024 with full scholarship ($33,641 pr annum) and a top-up ($10,000) as well as travel funds. The student will be studying in my research group at Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation at UQ, focusing on premium food and beverage fermentation technology and production of high value ingredients, with strong connection and collaboration with industry.

    Interested candidates with master’s degree or Honor’s with good research experience in food science are encouraged to contact me by email jiahua.shi@uq.edu.au.