• Lecturer, Chemical Engineering
Dr. Mohammad Alam

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Fats and Oils Chemistry, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong – 1999
  • M.Phil., Lipid Chemistry, Aligarh Muslim University, India – 1996
  • M.Sc., Organic Chemistry, Aligarh Muslim University, India –1993

Research Interests

    • Biodiesel and bio-fuel
    • Oleochemicals
    • Pretreatment process of used cooking oils, animal fats, algal oils and non-edible fatty materials
    • Fats and oils processing (refining)
    • Fats and oils for cosmetics
    • Formulation of industrial products (margarine and shortening)
    • Omega 3 and omega 6 fats
    • Deep frying

Industry Experience

    • Head of the fats and oil program at the Process Engineering Research and Development Center (formerly known as Food Protein Research and Development Center) for 14 years
    • Lead researcher for projects from Shell, Chevron, Valero and Exon
    • Invited speaker at many conferences (domestic and international)
    • Reviewer of many international journals
    • Chaired sessions for domestic and internal conferences
    • Committee member for the Young Scientist Award for American Oil Chemist’s Society

Awards & Honors

  • Several industry sponsored awards each year from food and biofuel industries
  • Recipient of various grants from Texas Food and Fiber Research Grant program (TFFC)
  • Recipient of grant from Washington State Dairy Products Commission Research
  • Postgraduate scholarship award from University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Selected Publications

  • S. Koohikamali and MS Alam (2019) Improvement in nutritional and thermal stability of palm olein blended with macadamia oil for deep-fat frying application, J Food Scince Technol. (https://doi.org/10.1007/s13197-019-03979-0).
  • M.N. Riaz and M.S. Alam 2019. Title “Fats and Oils in Feedstuffs and Pet Foods” In Bailey’s Industrial Oils and Fats: Sixth Edition, Six Volume set. Page 317-390). 2018.
  • Sara. K and M.S. Alam 2017. In “Sunflower Oil-Interaction, Application and Research” title: Production of Biodiesel Using High Linoleic Sunflower Oil:Process Optimization and Product Characterization, Nova Science Publishers (ISBN 978-1-53611-862-9)
  • Edmund W. Lusas., M.N. Riaz, M.S. Alam and R. Clough. 2017. Tile “Animal and Vegetable Fats, Oils and Waxes.