Wai Fun Leong, Ph.D.

Wai Fun Leong, Ph.D.

  • Teaching Laboratory Support Specialist
212 Erickson Food Science Building
University Park, PA 16802

Education

  • Ph.D., University Putra Malaysia, Food Technology, 2010
  • B.S., University Putra Malaysia, Nutrition & Community Health 2004

Responsibilites

  • Provides instruction in laboratory techniques and exercises
  • Provides instruction and management to graduate students with TA responsibilities
  • Assists with lecture portions of select undergraduate courses

Research Interests

  • Nanodispersion and emulsion system
  • Functional food compounds
  • Oxidation in complex system

Publications

Leong, W.F., Yaakob, C.M., Lai, O.M., Long, K., Misran, M., Tan, C.P. (2009). Optimization of processing parameters for the preparation of phytosterol microemulsion by the solvent displacement method. J. Agric. Food Chem, 57 (18): 8426–8433.     

Leong, W.F., Cheong, K.W., Lai, O.M., Long, K., Yaakob, C.M., Misran, M., Tan, C.P. (2011). Response surface modeling of processing parameters for the preparation of phytosterol nanodispersions using emulsification-evaporation technique. J. Am. Oil Chem. Soc, 88:717- 725.

Leong, W.F., Yaakob, C.M., Lai, O.M., Long, K., Nakajima, M., Tan, C.P.(2011). Effect of sucrose fatty acid esters on the particle characteristics and flow properties of phytosterol nanodispersions. J Food Eng, 104:63-69. 

Leong, W.F., Lai, O.M., Long, K.., Yaakob, C.M., Misran, M., Tan, C.P. (2011). Preparation and Characterization of Water-Soluble Phytosterol Nanodispersion. Food Chem. 129: 77-83.