Hello, I'm Dr. Lee Ting Hun



My Story

Welcome To Dr. Lee Ting Hun

Dr. Lee Ting Hun has set up and currently heads the Edible Bird’s Nest Unit in the Institute of Bioproduct Development, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. He is the pioneer in carrying out bird’s nest and swiftlet ranching research in Malaysia. He has lead 20 over numerous government and private sector projects amounting to more than RM2 million. He has also published 30 over-indexed journals papers, conferences and seminars papers, book and book chapter.

For over a decade, he has invented numerous processes and innovate some noble products related to bird’s nest, nutraceutical and cosmeceutical. His contribution to the industry has won him the Malaysian Scientist Award and the Geneva Invention and Innovation Award.

Dr. Lee has also co-authored the Malaysian SIRIM standards for Edible Bird’s Nest and Swiftlet Ranching Standards. More recently, he has also been appointed as Malaysia Bird’s Nest Expert.

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Academic Qualification


2011 Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
Doctor of Philosophy, (Bioprocess Engineering)
Research title: Thermal Inactivation Kinetics of Crude Peroxidase and Polyphenol Oxidae from Pineapple and Long Bean

Career Position

“A Research Fellow / Head of Edible Bird’s Nest Unit and Swiftlet”

“Senior Lecturer”

My Curriculum Vitae

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Awards and Achievements

2003 Silver Medal (Itex, 2003)
2004 Bronze Medal (S&T Expo, 2004)
2004 Gold Medal in 32nd International Exhibition of Inventions, New Techniques and Products, Geneva 2004
2004 Saintis Cemerlang 2004 (Kementerian Pendidikan Tinggi Malaysia)
2005 Anugerah Perkhidmatan Cemerlang
2005 Bronze Medal (R&D Expo IPTA, 2005)
2005 Bronze Medal ITEX 2005: New Bird’s Nest Cleaning Process
2008 Innovation Award (ICBWI, 2008)
2012 Technology Licensing to Swiftlet Garden Sdn. Bhd.
2015 Sciencedirect Top 25 List of Most Downloaded Articles
2016 Best Paper Award: SEATUC Symposium 2016

“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.”



Kavita Supparmaniam

Research Officer, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Koay Yin Shin

Research Officer, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Research: Anticancer Activity and Immunoadjuvant Properties of Edible Bird’s Nest on Human Breast Cancer Cell Line

Yoshiny A/P S Maruthai

Master Student, Bioprocess Engineering

Research: Physiochemical and Biomedical Properties of Edible Bird’s Nest

Eddie Tan Ti Tjih

Master Student, Bioprocess Engineering

Research: In Vitro Evaluation of Chondrocytes Isolated from Osteoarthritic Articular Cartilage Supplemented with Edible Bird’s Nest Extract

Kamini Nagandran

Master Student, Bioprocess Engineering

Research: Optimization of Ultrasound Extraction Parameters for High Total Flavonoid Content of Melastoma Malabathricum

Lee Chia Hau

Master Student, Bioprocess Engineering

Research: Benchmark of Edible Bird’s Nest Quality Indicator by Using Amino Acid and Epidermal Growth Factor

Nurul Alia Azmi

Master Student, Bioprocess Engineering