Saiful Irwan Zubairi is a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Biotechnology & Functional Food, Faculty of Science & Technology (FST), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), where he has been since 2007. He served as Head of Student Affairs & Alumni (HESA), Faculty of Science & Technology, UKM Bangi, Malaysia and a Research Fellow at the Advanced Medical & Dental Institute (AMDI), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). He obtained a B. Eng. (Hons.) in Chemical Engineering (Bioprocess) from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) in 2002 and M. Eng. (Bioprocess) from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) in 2006. He obtained his PhD in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College of London in 2013. His specializations are chemical engineering, bioprocessing and biomaterial engineering. His research fields are biomaterial engineering (3-D scaffold for tissue engineering), food engineering, food science and nutrition and food processing. He published around 60 peer-reviewed papers, 5 book chapters, 40 abstracts, 6 edited books.