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Biographical entry Fung, Yik Man (1960 - 1998)

14 October 1960
17 March 1998
Organic chemist


Yik Man Fung was instrumental in the success and acceptance of the HPLC (high performance liquid chromatography) technique. After completing his postdoctoral studies in organic chemistry at the University of Sydney, Fung joined ICI Research Group in Melbourne. There he worked on developing new health care products. Next he moved to ICI Instruments where he began working on improving the applications of HPLC technology. In 1993 Fung joined GBC Scientific Instruments where he linked HPLC to amino acid analysis. This proved a big winner for GBC whose instruments sold readily. Within two years of joining GBC, he was made HPLC Product Manger. Yik Fing became a worldwide recognised HPLC expert.



c. 1986
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of Sydney
1987 - c. 1990
Career position - Joined ICI Research Group in Melbourne
c. 1990 - c. 1993
Career position - Transferred to ICI Instruments
1993 - 1995
Career position - Applications Manager at GBC Scientific Equipment in Victoria (Dandenong?)
1995 -
Career position - HPLC Product Manager at GBC Scientific Equipment

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Journal Articles

  • 'Obituary: in our hearts and minds - Yik Man Fung', Lab News (1998), 10. Details


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