DR Lydia Ong

DR Lydia Ong


  • Cheese Microstructure (Food Texture Microstructure)
  • Food Processing (Yoghurt Cheese Fermented Milk)
  • Functional Food (Probiotic)



  • Current Research activities

    Cheese Microstructure (Food Texture Microstructure)
    Functional Food (Probiotic)
    Food Processing (Yoghurt Cheese Fermented Milk) 

    In the Dairy Innovation Australia Awards held in July 2012 for academics working in the dairy industry Dr Lydia Ong has won the award for Research Achievement Excellence (for individual research).   


Member of

  • Dairy Industry Association of Australia. Member 2008 -
  • Australia Institute of Food Science and Technology. Member 2005 -


Selected publications


Investigator on

Additional Grant Information

  • 2011 - L. Ong, 'Engineering the milk fat globule and its membrane', Faculty supported funding for Early Career Researcher Grant, University of Melbourne, $19,981   


Education and training

  • PhD, Victoria University of Technology 2008
  • B.APPL.SCI, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology 2002

Awards and honors

  • 2019 ICM Agrifood Award, Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, 2019
  • Outstanding Industry Engagement Award, School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, 2018
  • Award of Research Achievement Excellence, Dairy Innovation Australia Limited, 2012
  • Certificate of Excellence for the most valuable research team, Dairy Innovation Australia Limited, 2012
  • Most Outstanding PhD Student Award, Victoria University, 2009
  • Young Scientist Award, International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST), 2008
  • Malcolm Bird Commemorative Award, Australia Institute of Food Science and Technologist, 2007
  • Secomb Conference and Travel Grants to Orlando, US, Faculty of Health Engineering & Science, Victoria University, 2007
  • Manfred Kroger Award - Graduate Paper Competition, Institute of Food Technologist, 2006
  • Postgraduate Student Seminar Award, School of Molecular Sciences, Victoria University, 2005
  • Australian Postgraduate Award, Victoria University, 2004
  • Kraft Food Technology Award - Outstanding Final Year Student, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, 2003
  • Dragon 100 Young Chinese Leaders, Dragon Foundation, 2002



Available for supervision

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