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Dr. Daniel Y. C. Fung is an Emeritus Professor of Food science and Animal sciences and industry at Kansas State University (KSU), in Manhattan, Kansas (USA). His speciality is food microbiology, and he has gained an international reputation as a lecturer on rapid and miniaturized methods and automation. He has about 1,000 publications, including original peer-reviewed research scientific papers, research notes and abstracts in journals; books and book chapters; presentation abstracts in national and international meetings and congresses; popular scientific articles; news releases; etc. Highly Qualified Visiting Professor since 2003, mention given by the International Graduate School of Catalonia (Departament d’Universitats, Recerca i Societat de la Informació); and Distinguished Professor of Veterinary College at UAB since 2006. Director of the international workshop on Rapid methods and automation in microbiology, which was held annually during 30 years in Manhattan, KS (1980-2010). Recipient of the 1997 International Award given by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), because of that workshop series; the 2001 Waksman Outstanding Educator Award given by the Society for Industrial Microbiology; the 2005 KSU College of Agriculture Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award; the 2006 IFT Carl R. Fellers Award, for a distinguished career in Food science and technology; the 2007 Inaugural Outstanding Educator in Food Safety Award given by Food Safety magazine and ConAgra Foods, Inc, for his teaching career with more than 20,000 students and 121 graduate students (36 Ph.D. and 85 M.S.) completed as the major professor; the 2009 Distinguished Service Award given by the Chinese American Microbiology Society, for outstanding service as president, treasurer and secretary (2000-2009); and the 2012 Food Safety Award given by the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), because of the uniqueness of the KSU workshop series. Founder and editor of the Journal of Rapid Methods and Automation in Microbiology (1992-2009). Fellow of the IFT, the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) and the International Academy of Food Science and Technology (IAFoST), from the USA, and the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST), from the United Kingdom; and Inaugural Class of Fellows of the IAFoST (1998). In 1995, he presented an outstanding invited lecture at Pasteur Institute in Paris (France) during the 100th year commemoration of Pasteur’s death.

Condensed professional dossier & List of publications

Dr. Fung's Album: 1st part / 2nd part

Retirement celebration of Dr. Daniel Y. C. Fung - August 20, 2014

The scientific excellence at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona international workshop on rapid methods and automation in food microbiology (2012)

A shining star has arrived: Xth Spanish workshop on rapid methods and automation in food microbiology, November 2011 (2011)

Spanish rapid methods and automation in food microbiology: a star is born (2006)

Memories of the Kansas State University Rapid methods and automation in microbiology workshop 1980 to 2010: 1st part / 2nd part / 3rd part

K-State researcher says miniaturized likeness of himself is a conversation starter (K-Statement, Vol. 32, No. 1, July 2009)

«A burger has one million bacteria per gram of meat» (L'Autònoma, No. 188, December 2005)

Chinese cooking without sweat (rapid Chinese cooking!), by Daniel Y. C. Fung, Catherine L. Fung and Francis Y. C. Fung

Editor's corners, by Daniel Y. C. Fung (Journal of Rapid Methods and Automation in Microbiology, 1992-2009):

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