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CURRICULUM VITAE Full name: Sex: Date and place of birth: Hue province, Vietnam.

Marital status: TRUONG VINH Male. 11th May, 1960 in Married, 3 children.

Present address: Nong Lam University (NLU), HoChiMinh city, Vietnam (Formerly the University of Agriculture and Forestry) Department of Chemical Engineering Tel: 84 8 7242527, Fax: 84 8 8960713 Email: tv@hcmuaf.edu.vn Present position: Senior Lecturer, Head of Chemical Engineering Department, Nong Lam University, HoChiMinh city, Vietnam. Education: -B. Sc.: (1979-1984), Faculty of Agricultural Engineering, Nong Lam University, HoChiMinh City, Vietnam. Bachelor thesis: Design and experiment of screw type recirculation dryer for rice. -M. Eng.: (1993-1994), Post-Harvest Program, Division of Agricultural and Food Engineering, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. Master thesis: Spray drying of tamarind concentrate and its quality evaluation of such products. -Dr. Eng.: (1999-2002), Food Science and Technology Department, School of Land and Food Sciences, The University of Queensland, Australia. PhD thesis: Modelling of the glass transition of sugar-rich foods and its relation to spray drying of such products. Work experiences: - 1985-1993: Agricultural Engineer, Lecturer of NLU in Agricultural Engineering. - 1993-1994: Master student of Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand. - 1994-1996: Lecturer of NLU in Agricultural Engineering. - Project scientist of the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) PN9008/VN Project Application of two-stage instore drying technology in Vietnam (1994-1996). - 1997-1998: Lecturer of NLU in Food Preservation and Post-Harvest Technology.

Project Team Leader for the Danish DANIDA Project on Development of belt drying system for rice (1998-1999). 1999-2002: PhD student of University of Queensland, School of Land and Food Sciences, Food Science and Technology Department. Project scientist (April July 2003), Project: Baseline study cum Needs Assessment in Can Tho Province. Agricultural Sector Program Support (ASPS)/ Post Harvest Handling Component: A program sponsored by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA). 2003-2005: Project Team Leader of B2004-21-64 Project entitled Comparison on bakers yeast manufacturing between spray drying, fluidized bed drying and freeze drying methods sponsored by the Ministry of Education and Training of Vietnam. 2006-2009: Project Team Leader of CARD VIE26/05 Project entitled Investigation of rice kernel cracking and its control in the field and during post-harvest processes in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam. A program sponsored by Australian Government (AusAID) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam (MARD).

Researches: - Grain drying - Spray drying - Freeze drying - Process modelling - Food process engineering - Glass transition of foods and its application to drying - Renewable energy (gasification, biodiesel) Subjects for teaching: - 1985-1987: Practical of farm machines. - 1987-1993: Theories of farm machines. Post-harvest technology of cereal grains. - 1993-1999: Post-harvest technology of cereal grains. Food process engineering. Thermodynamic engineering. - 2003-present: Food process engineering. Thermodynamic engineering. Heat and mass transfer. Applied Statistics and Experimental Design for Food and Agriculture.

Publications:
1. Truong, V., Bhandari, B., Howes, T. (2005). Optimization of co-current spray drying process of sugar rich foods: Part I- Moisture and glass transition temperature profile during drying. Journal of Food Engineering, 71(1): 55-65. 2. Truong, V., Bhandari, B., Howes, T. (2005). Optimization of co-current spray drying process of sugar rich foods: Part II- Optimization of spray drying process based on glass transition concept. Journal of Food Engineering, 71(1): 66-72. 3. Truong, V., Bhandari, B., Howes, T., Adhikari, B. (2004). Glass transition behaviour of fructose. International Journal of Food Science and Technology, 39: 569-578. 4. Adhikari, B., Howes T., Bhandari, B. and Truong, V. (2004). Effect of addition of maltodextrin on drying kinetics and stickiness of sugar and acid-rich foods during convective drying: experiments and modeling. Journal of Food Engineering, 62(1): 5368. 5. Adhikari, B., Howes, T., Bhandari, B., Yamamoto, S., Truong, V. (2003). Characterisation of the surface stickiness of fructose-maltodextrin solutions during drying. Drying Technology, 21(1):17-34. 6. Adhikari, B., Howes, T., Bhandari, B., Truong, V. (2003). Surface stickiness of drops of carbohydrate and organic acid solutions during convective drying: experiments and modeling. Drying Technology, 21(5): 839 - 873. 7. Adhikari, B., Howes, T., Bhandari, B., Truong, V. (2003). In situ characterization of surface stickiness of sugar-rich foods using a linear actuator driven stickiness testing device. Journal of Food Engineering, 58 (1):11-22. 8. Truong, V., Bhandari, B.R., Adhikari, B. and Howes, T. (2002). Physical ageing of amorphous fructose. Journal of Food Science, 67(8): 3011-3018. 9. Truong, V., Bhandari, B., Adhikari, A., Howes, T. (2002). Analytical model for the prediction of glass transition temperature of food systems. In Amorphous Food and Pharmaceutical Systems. H. Levine (ed.). The Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, UK: 31-47. 10. Adhikari, B., Howes, T., Bhandari, B., Truong, V. (2002). Surface stickiness of low molecular weight sugars and maltodextrin during drying. Food Industry Journal, 5(2): 112-124. 11. Adhikari, B., Howes, T., Bhandari, B., Truong, V. (2002). Application of simplified method based on regular regime approach to determine the effective moisture diffusivity of mixture of low molecular weight sugars and maltodextrin during desorption. Journal of Food Engineering, 54 (2): 157-165. 12. Adhikari, B., Howes, T., Bhandari, B.R. and Truong, V. (2001). Stickiness in foods: mechanisms and test methods- a review. International Journal of Food Properties, 4: 133.

13. Adhikari, B., Howes, T., Bhandari, B.R. and Truong, V. (2000). Experimental studies and kinetics of single droplet drying and their relevance in drying of sugarrich foods- a review. International Journal of Food Properties, 3(3): 323-351.

14. Adhikari, B., Howes, T., Bhandari, B., Truong, V. (2000). Drying behaviour of drops of low molecular weight sugars. Program and abstracts. 33rd Annual AIFST Convention, 20-23 August 2000, Brisbane: 29. 15. Truong, V., Bhandari, B., Adhikari, A., Howes, T. (2000). Effect of thermal history on the glass transition temperature of organic acids and sugars. Program and abstracts. 33rd Annual AIFST Convention, 20-23 August 2000, Brisbane: 41. 16. Phan, H.H., Nguyen, H.T., Truong, V. and Nguyen, Q.L (1996). Grain drying in Vietnam: Problems and Priorities. In Grain Drying in Asia, Champ, B.R., Highley, E. and Johnson, G.I., Ed., ACIAR Proceedings No. 71:57-66. 17. Nguyen, V.X., Truong, V., Pham, T.A. and Phan, H.H (1996). Development of ricehusk furnaces for grain drying. In Grain Drying in Asia, Champ, B.R., Highley, E. and Johnson, G.I., Ed., ACIAR Proceedings No. 71: 336-341. 18. Truong, V., Phan, H.H., Nguyen, V.X., Nguyen, H.T. and Vuong, T.T.(1996) Development of a fluidised-bed dryer for paddy in Vietnam. . In Grain Drying in Asia, Champ, B.R., Highley, E. and Johnson, G.I., Ed., ACIAR Proceedings No. 71: 362-366.