Professor Vijay Jayasena

Professor Vijay Jayasena

Director Of Academic Program, Master Of Science,
Dean's Unit - School Of Science And Health

Professor In Nutrition And Food Science,
Dean's Unit - School Of Science And Health

Biography

Academic Qualifications

  • PhD in Food Science, Kansas State University, Kansas, USA, 1992
  • MSc in Food Science, Kansas State University, Kansas, USA, 1988
  • BSc (Honours) in Agriculture (Specialised in Food Processing), University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 1981

 Professional Experience

  • Professor, A/Professor, Senior Lecturer/Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Science, Curtin University, Perth, 2001-2015
  • Head/Division of Food Technology, Defence Science and Technology Organisation,  Tasmania, 1998– 2001
  • Quality Control Manager/Defiance Fine Foods, Sydney, 1994 – 1998
  • Research Scientist, Bread Research Institute, Sydney, 1992 -1994
  • Research Assistant, Kansas State University, 1988-1992
  • Lecturer,University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 1981 -1986

Professional Affiliations 

  • Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST), 1992 to date.
  • Royal Australian Chemical Institute, 1992 to date.
  • Institute of Food Technology (IFT), 2013 2015.
  • Lupin Society, 2010 -2015.
  • AIFST Western Australian Branch (Committee Member), 2001 - 2008.
  • AIFST Tasmanian Branch (Vice President), 1998 - 1999.
  • Tasmanian Food Advisory Council, 2000 - 2001.
  • Food Industry Training Council, 1994 - 1998.
  • BRI/Industry Analytical Liaison Committee, 1994 - 1996.
  • Institute of Food Technology, 1988 - 1992.
  • American Association of Cereal Chemists, 1986 - 1992.
  • American Society of Agricultural Engineers, 1986-1992.

This information has been contributed by Professor Jayasena.

Qualifications

  • PhD Kansas State University

Professional Memberships

  • AIFST (1994 - 2016)

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Dean's Unit - School Of Science And Health
  • Dean's Unit - School Of Science And Health

Contact

Email: V.Jayasena@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 4570 1210
Mobile:
Location: M15.G.54
Hawkesbury
Website:

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Teaching

Previous Teaching Areas

  • 300637 Food Product Development Practicum, 2016
  • 300780 Advanced Food Science and Technology, 2016

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Yap, M., Fernando, W., Brennan, C., Jayasena, V. and Coorey, R. (2017), 'The effects of banana ripeness on quality indices for puree production', LWT: Food Science and Technology, vol 80 , pp 10 - 18.
  • Oseni, N., Fernando, W., Coorey, R., Gold, I. and Jayasena, V. (2017), 'Effect of extraction techniques on the quality of coconut oil', African Journal of Food Science, vol 11, no 3 , pp 58 - 66.
  • Karnpanit, W., Coorey, R., Clements, J., Benjapong, W. and Jayasena, V. (2017), 'Calcium, iron, and zinc bioaccessibilities of Australian sweet lupin (Lupinus angustifolius L.) cultivars', Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, vol 65, no 23 , pp 4722 - 4727.
  • Huma, Z., Jayasena, V., Nasar-Abbas, S., Imran, M. and Khan, M. (2017), '[In Press] Process optimization of polyphenol extraction from carob (Ceratonia siliqua) kibbles using microwave-assisted technique', Journal of Food Processing and Preservation, .
  • Karnpanit, W., Coorey, R., Clements, J., Nasar-Abbas, S., Khan, M. and Jayasena, V. (2016), 'Effect of cultivar, cultivation year and dehulling on raffinose family oligosaccharides in Australian sweet lupin (Lupinus angustifolius L.)', International Journal of Food Science and Technology, vol 51, no 6 , pp 1386 - 1392.
  • Yan, L., Fernando, W., Brennan, M., Brennan, C., Jayasena, V. and Coorey, R. (2016), 'Effect of extraction method and ripening stage on banana peel pigments', International Journal of Food Science & Technology, vol 51, no 6 , pp 1449 - 1456.
  • Villarino, C., Jayasena, V., Coorey, R., Chakrabarti-Bell, S. and Johnson, S. (2016), 'Nutritional, health, and technological functionality of lupin flour addition to bread and other baked products : benefits and challenges', Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, vol 56, no 5 , pp 835 - 857.
  • Nasar-Abbas, S., Huma, Z., Vu, T., Khan, M., Esbenshade, H. and Jayasena, V. (2016), 'Carob kibble : a bioactive-rich food ingredient', Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety, vol 15, no 1 , pp 63 - 72.
  • Villarino, C., Jayasena, V., Coorey, R., Chakrabarti-Bell, S. and Johnson, S. (2015), 'Optimization of formulation and process of Australian sweet lupin (ASL)-wheat bread', LWT: Food Science and Technology, vol 61, no 2 , pp 359 - 367.
  • Khan, M., Karnpanit, W., Nasar-Abbas, S., Huma, Z. and Jayasena, V. (2015), 'Phytochemical composition and bioactivities of lupin : a review', International Journal of Food Science and Technology, vol 50, no 9 , pp 2004 - 2012.
  • Villarino, C., Jayasena, V., Coorey, R., Chakrabarti-Bell, S., Foley, R., Fanning, K. and Johnson, S. (2015), 'The effects of lupin (Lupinus angustifolius) addition to wheat bread on its nutritional, phytochemical and bioactive composition and protein quality', Food Research International, vol 76, no 1 , pp 58 - 65.
  • Villarino, C., Jayasena, V., Coorey, R., Chakrabarti-Bell, S. and Johnson, S. (2015), 'The effects of Australian sweet lupin (ASL) variety on physical properties of flours and breads', LWT: Food Science and Technology, vol 60, no 1 , pp 435 - 443.
  • Coorey, R., Novinda, A., Williams, H. and Jayasena, V. (2015), 'Omega-3 fatty acid profile of eggs from laying hens fed diets supplemented with chia, fish oil, and flaxseed', Journal of Food Science, vol 80, no 1 , pp 180 - 187.
  • Fernando, W., Martins, I., Goozee, K., Brennan, C., Jayasena, V. and Martins, R. (2015), 'The role of dietary coconut for the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer's disease : potential mechanisms of action', British Journal of Nutrition, vol 114, no 1 , pp 1 - 14.
  • Rumiyati, R., James, A. and Jayasena, V. (2015), 'Effects of lupin incorporation on the physical properties and stability of bioactive constituents in muffins', International Journal of Food Science and Technology, vol 50, no 1 , pp 103 - 110.
  • Jayasena, V., Tah, W. and Nasar-Abbas, S. (2014), 'Effect of coagulant type and concentration on the yield and quality of soy-lupin tofu', Quality Assurance and Safety of Crops and Foods, vol 6, no 2 , pp 159 - 166.
  • Dincer, T., Zisu, B., Vallet, C., Jayasena, V., Palmer, M. and Weeks, M. (2014), 'Sonocrystallisation of lactose in an aqueous system', International Dairy Journal, vol 35, no 1 , pp 43 - 48.
  • Coorey, R., Tjoe, A. and Jayasena, V. (2014), 'Gelling properties of chia seed and flour', Journal of Food Science, vol 79, no 5 , pp 859 - 866.
  • Villarino, C., Jayasena, V., Coorey, R., Chakrabarti-Bell, S. and Johnson, S. (2014), 'The effects of bread-making process factors on Australian sweet lupin-wheat bread quality characteristics', International Journal of Food Science and Technology, vol 49, no 11 , pp 2373 - 2381.
  • Zisu, B., Sciberras, M., Jayasena, V., Weeks, M., Palmer, M. and Dincer, T. (2014), 'Sonocrystallisation of lactose in concentrated whey', Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, vol 21, no 6 , pp 2117 - 2121.
  • Priatni, S., Devi, A., Kardono, L. and Jayasena, V. (2013), 'Quality and sensory evaluations of tempe prepared from various particle sizes of lupin beans', Jurnal Teknologi dan Industri Pangan, vol 24, no 2 , pp 209 - 214.
  • Wong, A., Pitts, K., Jayasena, V. and Johnson, S. (2013), 'Isolation and foaming functionality of acid-soluble protein from lupin (Lupinus angustifolius) kernels', Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, vol 93, no 15 , pp 3755 - 3762.
  • Coorey, R., Chao, K., Kumar, V. and Jayasena, V. (2013), 'The effects of lupin (Lupinus angustifolius) protein isolation on its dietary fibre and whey proteins', Quality Assurance and Safety of Crops and Foods, vol 5, no 4 , pp 287 - 294.
  • Chih, H., James, A., Jayasena, V. and Dhaliwal, S. (2013), 'Effect of growing location, malaxation duration and citric acid treatment on the quality of olive oil', Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, vol 93, no 6 , pp 1272 - 1277.
  • Rumiyati, R., Jayasena, V. and James, A. (2013), 'Total phenolic and phytosterol compounds and the radical scavenging activity of germinated Australian Sweet Lupin flour', Plant Foods for Human Nutrition, vol 68, no 4 , pp 352 - 357.
  • Coorey, R., Grant, A. and Jayasena, V. (2012), 'Effects of chia flour incorporation on the nutritive quality and consumer acceptance of chips', Journal of Food Research, vol 1, no 4 , pp 85 - 95.
  • Nasar-Abbas, S. and Jayasena, V. (2012), 'Effect of lupin flour incorporation on the physical and sensory properties of muffins', Quality Assurance and Safety of Crops and Foods, vol 4, no 1 , pp 41 - 49.
  • Chih, H., James, A., Jayasena, V. and Dhaliwal, S. (2012), 'Addition of enzymes complex during olive oil extraction improves oil recovery and bioactivity of Western Australian Frantoio olive oil', International Journal of Food Science and Technology, vol 47, no 6 , pp 1222 - 1228.
  • Rumiyati, R., James, A. and Jayasena, V. (2012), 'Effect of germination on the nutritional and protein profile of Australian Sweet Lupin (Lupinus angustifolius L.)', Food and Nutrition Sciences, vol 3, no 5 , pp 621 - 626.
  • Jayasena, V. and Nasar-Abbas, S. (2012), 'Development and quality evaluation of high-protein and high-dietary-fiber pasta using lupin flour', Journal of Texture Studies, vol 43, no 2 , pp 153 - 163.
  • Cornelia, M., Anggraini, B., Darmawan, A., Artanti, N., Jayasena, V. and Kardono, L. (2012), 'The effects of cassava on lupine, peanut and velvet bean red oncom fermentation using neurospora sitophila', Journal of Food Resource Science, vol 1, no 2 , pp 22 - 31.
  • Jayasena, V. and Nasar-Abbas, S. (2012), 'Development and quality evaluation of high-protein and high-dietary-fiber pasta using lupin flour', Journal of Texture Studies, vol 43 , pp 153 - 163.
  • Jayasena, V. and Nasar-Abbas, S. (2011), 'Effect of lupin flour incorporation on the physical characteristics of dough and biscuits', Quality Assurance and Safety of Crops and Foods, vol 3, no 3 , pp 140 - 147.
  • Saetae, D., Kleekayai, T., Jayasena, V. and Suntornsuk, W. (2011), 'Functional properties of protein isolate obtained from physic nut (Jatropha curcas L.) seed cake', Food Science and Biotechnology, vol 20, no 1 , pp 29 - 37.
  • Jayasena, V., Chih, H. and Nasar-Abbas, S. (2011), 'Efficient isolation of lupin protein', Food Australia, vol 63, no 7 , pp 306 - 309.
  • Coorey, R., Ho, M. and Jayasena, V. (2011), 'Isolation and evaluation of proteins from fermented Lupinus angustifolius flour for food applications', Food Australia, vol 63, no 8 , pp 352 - 356.
  • Belski, R., Mori, T., Puddey, I., Sipsas, S., Woodman, R., Ackland, T., Beilin, L., Dove, E., Jayasena, V. and [and two others], .. (2011), 'Effects of lupin-enriched foods on body composition and cardiovascular disease risk factors : a 12-month randomized controlled weight loss trial', International Journal of Obesity, vol 35, no 6 , pp 810 - 819.
  • Jayasena, V., Leung, P. and Nasar-Abbas, S. (2010), 'Effect of lupin flour substitution on the quality and sensory acceptability of instant noodles', Journal of Food Quality, vol 33, no 6 , pp 709 - 727.
  • Jayasena, V., Khu, W. and Nasar-Abbas, S. (2010), 'The development and sensory acceptability of lupin-based tofu', Journal of Food Quality, vol 33, no 1 , pp 85 - 97.
  • Jayasena, V., Chih, J. and Nasar-Abbas, S. (2010), 'Functional properties of sweet lupin protein isolated and tested at various pH levels', Research Journal of Agriculture and Biological Sciences, vol 6, no 2 , pp 130 - 137.
  • Jayasena, V. and Cameron, I. (2009), 'The effect of ethephon and clone on physical characteristics and sensory quality of Crimson Seedless table grapes after 1 month storage', International Journal of Food Science and Technology, vol 44, no 2 , pp 409 - 414.
  • Williams, R., O'Brien, L., Eagles, H., Solah, V. and Jayasena, V. (2008), 'The influences of genotype, environment, and genotype x environment interaction on wheat quality', Australian Journal of Agricultural Research, vol 59, no 2 , pp 95 - 111.
  • Jayasena, V. and Cameron, I. (2008), 'Brix/acid ratio as a predictor of consumer acceptability of crimson seedless table grapes', Journal of Food Quality, vol 31, no 6 , pp 736 - 750.

Areas of Expertise

  • Food science and technology
  • value adding to agricultural products and by-products
  • Food, nutrition and health
  • Functional foods
  • Development of novel healthy foods
  • Food safety
  • Food quality evaluation including consumer acceptability
  • Food processing and preservation
  • International marketing and promotion
  • Commercialisation

Patents

  • V. Jayasena, L. Kardono and K. Quail, 2009, Rhizopus Oligosporus and uses thereof, WO/2009/097653, PCT 2009/000131.
  • T. Cronjie and V. Jayasena, 2013, A Food product precursor, a food product and a method of making a food product comprising lupin flour, PCT/AU2012/001286.
  • C.B.J. Villarino, S.K.V. Johnson, V. Jayasena, R. Coorey and S. Bell, A lupin flour based foodstuff and a method of manufacturing a lupin flour based foodstuff (provisional).
  • V. Jayasena and S.  Abbas, 2013, A food product containing lupin and method of manufacturing thereof, Patent No. 2011900882, (provisional).

 

This information has been contributed by Professor Jayasena.

Current Projects

Title: Connecting Vietnamese and Australian Women Entrepreneurs in Agri-food Business
Funder:
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Western Researchers: Dilupa Nakandala, Maria Estela Varua, Felicitas Evangelista, Yi-Chen Lan and Vijay Jayasena
Years: 2017-08-29 - 2018-07-31
ID: P00024010
Title: Mechanism of synergy of ingredients in natural products and functional foods
Funder:
  • Australian Research Council (ACRG)
  • Integria Healthcare (Australia) Pty Ltd
Western Researchers: Chun Guang Li, Gerald Muench and Vijay Jayasena
Years: 2017-07-01 - 2021-12-31
ID: P00023810
Title: Development of Millet-based Functional Food Products for the Prevention and Management of Obesity and Diabetes
Funder:
  • Australia Africa Universities Network
Western Researchers: Vijay Jayasena
Years: 2017-03-01 - 2018-02-28
ID: P00023791
Title: Quality Changes in Different Storage Conditions of Fresh Goji Berry
Funder:
  • Qinghai Tsinghua Biotry Bio-tech Co. Pty Ltd
Western Researchers: Vijay Jayasena
Years: 2015-07-08 - 2018-12-31
ID: P00022943
Title: Quality Changes in Different Storage Conditions of Fresh Goji Berry, food formulation - sensory analysis, cellular bioactivity testing
Funder:
  • Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) (non ACRG)
Western Researchers: Vijay Jayasena
Years: 2016-01-01 - 2018-08-17
ID: P00023563

Previous Projects

Title: Effect of variety and processing on anti-nutritional factors and bioavailability of minerals in Australian sweet lupin (Lupinus angustifolius)
Funder:
  • Curtin University
Western Researchers: Vijay Jayasena
Years: 2015-07-20 - 2016-09-19
ID: P00023055

Supervision

Current Supervision

Thesis Title: Quality evaluation of sea buckthorn and development of memory enhancing super food
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Development of Lupin based novel foods and determining their role in reducing obesity.
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Effects of Improvers, Fermentation Conditions and Dough Handling on Quality and Shelf-life of Lupin-wheat Pan Bread.
Field of Research:

Previous Supervision

Thesis Title: Effect of cultivar and processing on anti-nutritional factors and bioaccessibility of minerals of Australian sweet lupin (Lupinus angustifolius L.)
Field of Research: Other Natural And Physical Sciences; Nutrition And Dietetics

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