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Department of Food and Health Sciences

Academic Staff

TEACHING AREAS

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Waste Management - Control
  • Food Engineering

QUALIFICATION

 

2014 PhD in Food Technology, Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
2009 BSc (HONS) in Chemical Technology, Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

EMPLOYMENT

2015 - Present Teaching Fellow, Department of Food and Health Science, Faculty of Science and Technology, Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong
2014 - 2015 Scientific Officer, Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
2013 Research Assistant, Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
2009 Graduate Chemist Trainee, Bureau Veritas Hong Kong Limited

AWARDS

2013 2nd runner up, Graduate Student Poster Competition (International Individual Division), International Conference IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo 2013

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Sonochemistry
  • Medicinal Mushrooms
  • Polysaccharides

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Journal Papers

  • Cheung, Y.C., Liu, X.X., Wang, W.Q., Wu, J.Y. (2015) Ultrasonic disruption of fungal mycelia for efficient recovery of polysaccharide–protein complexes from viscous fermentation broth of a medicinal fungus. Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 22, 243-248.
  • Chen, X., Siu, K.C., Cheung, Y.C., Wu, J.Y. (2014) Structure and properties of a (1→3)-β-d-glucan from ultrasound-degraded exopolysaccharides of a medicinal fungus. Carbohydrate Polymers, 106, 270-275.
  • Cheung, Y.C., Siu, K.C., Liu, Y.S., Wu, J.Y. (2013) Kinetic Models for Ultrasound-Assisted Extraction of Water-Soluble Components and Polysaccharides from Medicinal Fungi. Food and Bioprocess Technology, (DOI) 10.1007/s11947-012-0929-z.
  • Huang, Q.L., Siu, K.C., Wang, W.Q., Cheung, Y.C., Wu, J.Y. (2013) Fractionation, characterization and antioxidant activity of exopolysaccharides from fermentation broth of a Cordyceps sinensis fungus. Process Biochemistry, 48, 380-386.
  • Cheung, Y.C., Wu, J.Y. (2013) Kinetic models and process parameters for ultrasound-assisted extraction of water-soluble components and polysaccharides from a medicinal fungus. Biochemical Engineering Journal, 79, 214-220.
  • Cheung, Y.C., Siu, K.C., Liu, Y.S., Wu, J.Y. (2012) Molecular properties and antioxidant activities of polysaccharide–protein complexes from selected mushrooms by ultrasound-assisted extraction. Process Biochemistry, 47, 892-895.
  • Wang, Z.M., Cheung, Y.C., Leung, P.H., Wu, J.Y. (2010) Ultrasonic treatment for improved solution properties of a high-molecular weight exopolysaccharide produced by a medicinal fungus. Bioresource Technology, 101, 5517-5522.

 

Conference Presentations and Posters

  • Cheung, Y.C., Siu, K.C., Wu, J.Y.. (2013) Optimization and kinetic modeling of polysaccharide extraction by ultrasonic disruption of a medicinal fungal mycelia in fermentation broth. 2nd Runner-up of Graduate Student Poster Competition (International Individual Division) of IFT13 Annual Meeting & Food Expo, Chicago, USA.
  • Cheung, Y.C., Siu, K.C., Chen, Xia, Wu, J.Y.. (2013) High-intensity ultrasound for degradation and modification of a high-molecular weight polysaccharide complex isolated from a medicinal fungus. IFT13 Annual Meeting & Food Expo, Chicago, USA
  • Cheung, Y.C., Siu, K.C., Wu, J.Y.. (2012) Application of empirical models for ultrasound-assisted extraction of water-soluble components from medicinal fungi.  The 8th International Postgraduate Symposium on Chinese Medicine. Hong Kong.
  • Cheung, Y.C., Siu, K.C., Wu, J.Y.. (2011) Characteristics and antioxidant activities of polysaccharides extracted by ultrasound from medicinal mushrooms. The 7th International Postgraduate Symposium on Chinese Medicine. Hong Kong.
  • Cheung, Y.C., Wu, J.Y.. (2010) Ultrasonic-assisted Extraction of Biopolymers from Medicinal Mushroom: Grifola frondosa & Cordyceps sinensis. The 6th Hong Kong – Macau Postgraduate Symposium on Chinese Medicine. Hong Kong.
  • Cheung, Y.C., Wu, J.Y.. (2010) Ultrasonic-assisted Extraction of Polysaccharides and Proteins from Medicinal Mushroom Grifola frondosa & Cordyceps sinensis. The 4th FHH International Symposium of research of herbs and herbal product. Hong Kong.
  • Cheung, Y.C., Wu, J.Y. (2010) Antitumor activities of cultivated Cordyceps sinensis Cs-HK1 fungal mycelia. The 4th FHH International Symposium of research of herbs and herbal product. Hong Kong.