Abdul Hannan Zulkarnain
Abdul Hannan's goal is to serve the food industry in all ways with enthusiasm and to fulfill the consumer’s demand with great sensibility. He has always had a natural curiosity for food, pastries, and bakeries. Abdul Hannan is brought up in Malaysia, in a culture where food plays a vital role daily so it is important to embrace one's heritage and knowledge about their cultural specialty.
With his background in culinary arts specializing in pastry and bakery because of his passion for food, he wanted to learn more than food, where he is fascinated by the science of food; its uniqueness, and elegance, in their own way, seem to form its own language.
Abdul Hannan received a fully-funded scholarship Stipendium Hungaricum for his Ph.D. and MSc. Currently, he is a Ph.D. student in the doctoral school of Food Science at the Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences (MATE), Hungary. He holds a BSc in Culinology focusing on Food Product Development from Taylor's University Lakeside Campus, Malaysia, and an MSc in Food Safety and Quality Engineering from the University of Debrecen, Hungary. Abdul Hannan specializes in sensory analysis and focuses on gastrophysics, consumer behavior, statistics, virtual reality, and eye-tracking studies.