Dr. Syed Abdul Wadood Assistant Professor

Dr. Syed Abdul Wadood is serving as Assistant Professor in the Department of Food Science and Technology, University of Home Economics since October 2020. His research background is generally focused on the application of different analytical techniques including ICP-MS, IR-MS, GC-MS, NIR, etc. for addressing important food safety and authenticity issues. He is the first author of many research articles published in well-reputed SCI journals. He is currently collaborating with the Zhejiang Academy of Agricultural Sciences on their ongoing projects focusing on Food Authentication.

Dr. Syed Abdul Wadood got a scholarship for doctoral study and completed his P.HD in June 2019 from Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (GSCAAS), Beijing, China, where he worked at key laboratory of agro product processing and utilization, Institute of Food Science and Technology under the supervision of Prof Yimin Wei. During his PhD he worked on the geographical traceability of agro-products and developed new methods for the traceability of processed wheat product using modern analytical techniques. His doctoral work was recognized and appreciated by the Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, and his achievements were published in the graduate school news corner. He received outstanding graduate student award from GSCAAS for his excellent performance during the period of doctoral study.

Email id: abwadood.fn@uhe.edu.pk


  • PhD ( 2016-2019 ) Agroproduct Processing and Utilization, Institute of Food Science and Technology, Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China
  • MS/MPhil (2014-2016) Food Safety and Quality Management, National Institute of Food Science and Technology, University of Agriculture Faisalabad.
  • BS (2009-2013) Agriculture, University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir.


  • Wadood, S. A., Chunlin, L., Nie, J., Rogers, K. M., Mei, H., Zhang, Y., Shah, I., Qamar, A., & Yuan, Y. (2024). Stable isotopic fingerprinting of authentic basmati rice from Pakistan. Food Control, 157, 110166. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodcont.2023.110166.
  • Wadood, S. A., Jiang, Y., Nie, J., Li, C., Rogers, K. M., Liu, H., Zhang, Y., Zhang, W., & Yuan, Y. (2023). Effects of Light Shading, Fertilization, and Cultivar Type on the Stable Isotope Distribution of Hybrid Rice. Foods, 12(9), 1832. https://doi.org/10.3390/foods12091832
  • Wadood, S. A., Nie, J., Li, Z., Li, C., Zhang, N., Rogers, K. M., Zhang, Y., & Yuan, Y. (2023). A preliminary elemental and isotopic investigation to develop authentication tools for Chinese Ganoderma lucidum. Food Control, 153(May), 109888. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodcont.2023.109888.
  • Wadood, S. A., Nie, J., Li, C., Rogers, K. M., Khan, A., Khan, W. A., Qamar, A., Zhang, Y., & Yuwei, Y. (2022). Rice authentication: An overview of different analytical techniques combined with multivariate analysis. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis, 112(March), 104677. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfca.2022.104677.
  • Wadood, S. A., Nie, J., Li, C., Rogers, K. M., Zhang, Y., & Yuan, Y. (2022). Geographical origin classification of peanuts and processed fractions using stable isotopes. Food Chemistry: X, 16(August), 100456. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fochx.2022.100456
  • Wadood, S. A., Xia, Y., Liu, Y., Guo, H., Guo, B., & Gan, R. (2021). Wheat authentication : An overview on different techniques and chemometric methods. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 0(0), 1–24. https://doi.org/10.1080/10408398.2021.1942783.
  • Wadood, S. A., Boli, G., Xiaowen, Z., Hussain, I., & Yimin, W. (2020). Recent development in the application of analytical techniques for the traceability and authenticity of food of plant origin. Microchemical Journal, 152(October 2019), 104295. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.microc.2019.104295.
  • Wadood, S. A., Boli, G., Xiaowen, Z., Raza, A., & Yimin, W. (2020). Geographical discrimination of Chinese winter wheat using volatile compound analysis by HS-SPME/GC-MS coupled with multivariate statistical analysis. Journal of Mass Spectrometry, 55(1). https://doi.org/10.1002/jms.4453.
  • Wadood, S. A., Guo, B., Zhang, X., & Wei, Y. (2019). Geographical origin discrimination of wheat kernel and white flour using near‐infrared reflectance spectroscopy fingerprinting coupled with chemometrics. International Journal of Food Science & Technology, 54(6), 2045–2054. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijfs.14105.
  • Wadood, S. A., Boli, G., & Yimin, W. (2018). Geographical traceability of wheat and its products using multielement light stable Isotopes coupled with chemometrics. Journal of Mass Spectrometry. https://doi.org/10.1002/jms.4312.
  • Wadood, S. A., Guo, B., Liu, H., Wei, S., Bao, X., & Wei, Y. (2018). Study on the variation of stable isotopic fingerprints of wheat kernel along with milling processing. Food Control, 91, 427–433. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodcont.2018.03.045.