Dr. Daniel Y. C. Fung is an internationally known microbiologist in the field of Rapid
Methods and Automation in Microbiology. He has published extensively in Food
Microbiology, Applied Microbiology and Rapid Methods with more than 700
Journal articles, meeting abstracts, proceeding papers, book chapters and books in
his career. Currently he holds a 40% teaching and 60% research appointment in the department.
He has taught more than 17,000 students in classroom teaching and has
completed more than 90 M.S. and Ph.D. graduate students as the major professor.
The Kansas State University Rapid Methods and Automation in Microbiology
Workshop, directed by Dr. Fung, has attracted more than 3,500 participants
from 60 countries and 46 states to the program in the past 25 years (1980 to
Dr. Fung teaches Food Microbiology, Food Fermentation, Food Toxicology,
and the Rapid Methods courses regularly since 1978. He truly enjoys working with
students and professionals to advance food safety and security for the benefit of
citizens of the world.
Dr. Fung is a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, Institute of
Food Technologists (IFT), International Academy of Food Science and Technology
and Institute for Food Science and Technology (UK). He has won more than 30
professional awards which included the International Award from IFT (1997), Waksman Outstanding Educator Award from The Society or Industrial Microbiology (2001), KSU College of Agriculture Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award (2005), and the Exceptional Achievement and Founder of the KSU International Workshop on Rapid Methods and Automation in Microbiology (1980-2005) Award given by the Director of the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 2005.
Dr. Fung received the B.A. degree from International Christian University,
Tokyo, Japan in 1965, M. S. P. H. at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 1967
and the Ph.D. in Food Technology from Iowa State University in 1969.
He was the chair of the KSU Food Science Graduate Program from 1979-1987
and currently is the a Professor of Food Science, Professor of Animal Sciences
and Industry and Ancillary Professor of Biology at KSU.