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Dr. Pun To, Douglas YUNG

Dr. Pun To, Douglas YUNG


Dr. Pun To, Douglas YUNG
Assistant Professor
Department of Electronic Engineering
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Tel: +852 3943 4337



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.
Professor Yung has developed a microcantilever-based real-time sensor for monitoring polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons air pollution monitoring and he is developing devices to tackle nosocomial contamination caused by endospores combining nanotechnology, MEMS, spectroscopy, and microfluidics.Dr. Yung received departmental Exemplary Teaching Awards in 2010-11 and 2011-12.he also got Dean's Exemplary Teaching Awards in 2010-11 and 2011-12.



Research Interest

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