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People > Academic Staff > Prof Pun To, Douglas YUNG
Pun To, Douglas YUNG
Assistant Professor
B.Sc. (UCLA), Ph.D. (Caltech)

ptyung@ee.cuhk.edu.hk
+852 3943 4337
http://www.ee.cuhk.edu.hk/~ptyung/
Rm 428, Ho Sin Hang Engineering Building

Resume of Career

Douglas Yung earned his B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics from UCLA in 2003 and a Ph.D. in Bioengineering from Caltech in 2008. He worked as a NASA Postdoctoral Fellow at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California on sensor development microfluidics, and bacterial spore viability. He joined the Department of Electronic Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong as an assistant professor in 2009. He is intrigued by biosensing and electronic interfacing with living cells. On the biosensing side, his research group is developing technologies for rapid viability assessment of superbugs using a combination of electrochemical, optical techniques and MEMS devices. His team is also developing methods to interface living microbes with electronics at a micro- and nano-scale.


Current Research Interests

BioMEMS devices, Biosensors, Interface science, Astrobiology, Microbial fuel cell, Sterilization technology


Highlights of Recent Achievements

  • Prof. Yung has developed a microcantilever-based real-time sensor for monitoring polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons air pollution monitoring.
  • Prof. Yung is developing devices to tackle nosocomial contamination caused by endospores combining nanotechnology, MEMS, spectroscopy, and microfluidics.


Taught Courses

  • Advanced Engineering Mathematics
  • Engineering Electronics
  • Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
  • Introduction to Biomimetic Engineering
  • Innovations in Electronic Engineering
  • Introduction to Engineering Design
  • Introduction to Molecular Biotechnology
  • Working Green, Living Green


Honors and Awards

  • Departmental Exemplary Teaching Awards in 2010-11 and 2011-12.
  • Dean's Exemplary Teaching Awards in 2010-11 and 2011-12.


External Service

  • Vice Chairman, IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society Hong Kong Kong-Macau Joint Chapter, 2012-present.
  • Faculty advisor, IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society CUHK Student Chapter, 2011-present.
  • Member of Editorial Board, International Journal of Advanced Research in Electrical, Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering, 2011-present.


Publications for the Past 3 Years


A) Microfluidics / microbial fuel cell / biosensors

  1. Sung, Hoi, Ka Yan So, Ho Chun Lai, Wing Sum Lo, Ho Ching Chan, and Pun To Douglas Yung. Seawater desalination and co-generation of electricity using solar energy and halorhodopsin-expressing E. coli. In Technology and Society in Asia (T&SA), 2012 IEEE Conference on, pp. 1-4. IEEE, 2012.

  2. Wen Jie Wu, Yi Xin Mao, Si Li Liu & Pun To Yung. Separation of endospores and vegetative cells on a dielectrophoresis-based microfluidic system. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Nano/Molecular Medicine and Engineering 2012. Bangkok, Thailand.

  3. Wenyan Tao, Na Yao, Yan Jiang, Lin Kai Li & Pun To Yung. (2012) Detection of acetone and nitric oxide in human breath using a multichannel quartz crystal microbalance array. Proceedings of the World Congress on Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics. Beijing, China.

  4. Na Yao, Lin Kai Li, Wenyan Tao, Jiang Xu, Yanying Wu & Pun To Yung. (2012) Synthesis of molecularly imprinted polymers for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon detection in air pollutants. Proceedings of the World Congress on Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics. Beijing, China.

  5. Wen Jie Wu, Yanying Wu, Si Li Liu & Pun To Yung. (2012) Effect of chemical communication in endospore germination using a microfluidic dielectrophoresis system. Proceedings of the World Congress on Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics. Beijing, China.

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  6. Lin Kai Li, Wai Chun Chan, Wen Jie Wu & Pun To Yung. (2012) Rapid detection of endospores by capillary electrophoresis on a hybrid channel-to-digital microfluidic platform for sterilization validation. Proceedings of the American Society for Microbiology Biodefense and Emerging Diseases Research Conference. Washington, D.C., USA.

  7. Wai Chun Chan, Lin Kai Li & Pun To Yung. (2012) Wearable patch for the electrical, durometry and optical skin measurements in tuberculin skin test. Paper presented at the IEEE-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics. Shenzhen, China.

  8. Wai Chun Chan, Lin Kai Li, Hio Teng Cheong, Yeuk Ling Chau & Pun To Yung. (2012) A tunable dry micropatterned adhesive made of magnetic polymer nanocomposites. Proceedings of the World Congress on Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics. Beijing, China.

  9. Wai Chun Chan, Lin Kai Li & Pun To Yung. (2012) Surface acoustic wave coupled on-chip bioaerosol-to-hydrosol sampling. Proceedings of the Biotechnology World Congress. Dubai, UAE.

  10. Wenyan Tao, Lin Kai Li, Songlin Liu, Na Yao & Pun To Yung. (2011) Early diabetes diagnosis based on acetone detection in human breath using TiO2-MWCNT nanocomposite coated microcantilever. Proceedings of the General Meeting of American Society for Microbiology. New Orleans, LA, USA.

  11. Wenyan Tao, Na Yao, Lin Kai Li, Songlin Liu, Yanying Wu & Pun To Yung. (2011) Molecularly imprinted polymer production with lanthanide impregnation as a point-of-care disease diagnostic tool. Proceedings of the General Meeting of American Society for Microbiology, New Orleans, LA, USA.

  12. Wen Jie Wu, Lin Kai Li, Yanying Wu & Pun To Yung. (2011) Anaerobic endospore germination: an electrochemical detection approach on a digital microfluidic platform. Proceeding of the General Meeting of American Society for Microbiology. New Orleans, LA, USA.

  13. Wen Jie Wu & Pun To Yung. (2011) Effect of oxygen on Bacillus endospore germination: An impedance detection method on a digital microfluidic chip. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Nano/Molecular Medicine and Engineering. Jeju, Korea.


B) Interface science / sterilization technology / astrobiology

  1. A. E. Murray, F. Kenig, C. H. Fritsen, C. P. McKay, K. M. Cawley, R. Edwards, E. Kuhn, D. M. McKnight, N. E. Ostrom, V. Peng, A. Ponce, J. C. Priscu, V. Samarkin, A. T. Townsend, P. Wagh, S. A. Young, P. T. Yung, and P. T. Doran, Microbial life at -13°C in the brine of an ice-sealed Antarctic lake, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Nov. 2012.

  2. Si Li Liu, Lin Kai Li & Pun To Yung. Effect of audible sound wave on bacterial spore germination. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Nano/Molecular Medicine and Engineering 2012. Bangkok, Thailand.

  3. Adrian Ponce, S.M. Beaty, Pun To Yung, R.C. Anderson, C.M. Lee, C.N. Stam, A.C. Noell & Stephanie A. Connon. (2012) Extreme microbial habitats on Kilimanjaro. Proceedings of the United States of America Astrobiology Science Conference, Atlanta, GA, USA.

  4. Songlin Liu & Pun To Yung. (2011) Inkjet printing of Bacillus cereus biofilms using 2-D nozzle focusing microfluidic arrays. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Nano/Molecular Medicine and Engineering. Jeju, Korea.


C) Engineering education

  1. Pun To Yung. (2012) Interdisciplinary engineering education exemplified in an introductory biomedical engineering course. Proceedings of International Conference on Engineering Education. Turku, Finland.

  2. Pun To Yung. (2012) Teaching biomedical engineering as a general education course to non-engineering students. Proceedings of International Conference on Engineering Education. Turku, Finland.

  3. Pun To Yung. (2012) Freshman biomimetics course: Learning engineering from the nature. Proceedings of International Conference on Engineering Education. Turku, Finland.

 




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