B.Eng. (Chemical Engineering) First Class Honours and the University Medal, The University of New South Wales, 1998
Ph.D. (Chemical Engineering), The University of New South Wales, 2002
Professor Cordelia Selomulya joined UNSW as a Professor (Food & Health) in the School of Chemical Engineering and as a Research & Commercialisation Director of the Future Food Systems CRC. Prior to joining UNSW, she was an ARC Future Fellow at Monash University, leading the Biotechnology and Food Engineering group with an internationally recognised reputation in particle engineering and drying technology research, particularly for food and dairy applications. She was the director of the Australia-China Joint Research Centre for Future Dairy Manufacturing, a joint strategic initiative funded by the Australian and Chinese governments, and industry partners in both countries, including Bega, Saputo Dairy Australia, Fonterra, Gardiner Foundation, COFCO, and Mengniu Dairy. She was also the director of Graduate Research Industry Partnership (GRIP) for the Food and Dairy industry at Monash University. She is a chartered engineer and was elected as Fellow of the IChemE in 2016. In 2020, she was elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE).
Professor Selomulya is the deputy chair of the Research and Innovation Community of Practice (R&I CoP) of the IChemE. She has chaired the Research Working Group of IChemE with members from chemical engineering schools across Australian universities since 2018, to promote chemical engineering as a profession and their societal impact via Chemical Engineering Impact in Australia.
She is the executive editor (Australia) for Advanced Powder Technology (2018 - now), editor of Particuology (2019 - now) and was the chief editor for the Asia Pacific Confederation of Chemical Engineers (APCChE) special issue in 2016. She was a special guest editor for the Journal of Food Engineering (2013) and was the technical chair for the APCChE Conference (2015). She was the theme leader for Food Engineering for Nutrition and Health at the 13thInternational Conference on Engineering and Food (2019).
She was the president for the Australasian Particle Technology Society (2012-2019) and has organised student conferences for the society (2013, 2015, 2018). She was an invited reviewer for grant applications from national and international funding bodies (Australian Research Council, A*Star Singapore, Science Foundation Ireland, European Research Council, Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, etc). She was the chair of the Nutraceutical and Functional Foods (NFF) Division of the Institute of Food Technologist (IFT) (2018-2019) and has been involved in the NFF leadership committee (2015-now). She is an appointed member of the Division Champion Team of the IFT (2019-now), working across the 24 Divisions to encourage joint collaboration and the future direction of IFT.
IFTNext podcast: Leveraging your network: How collaboration is key to solving the challenges of tomorrow with Stephenie Drake and Cordelia Selomulya
Collaboration is becoming more essential to solve the challenges that are facing our industry. This episode, organized by the IFT Sensory & Consumer Sciences Division, features two seasoned professionals and longtime members of IFT. They share their experiences while working in interdisciplinary teams, discuss hurdles and hopes for the future, and talk about the role of IFT to encourage and facilitate collaboration.
Lab Notes podcast: Thought for Food
Since 2019, Cordelia has been serving as the Director of Research and Commercialisation at the Future Food Systems CRC, where she is helping Australia rethink the way we grow, process and export a wide variety of food and nutritional products.
FOOD8450 Advanced Food Engineering
FOOD3801 Unit Operations in Food Processing