LING Tau Chuan is a Professor at the Universiti Malaya.
Tau Chuan graduated from the Universiti Putra Malaysia with a Degree in Biotechnology and stayed on to undertake Master Environmental Engineering study. He then completed a PhD at the University of Birmingham, UK with Prof Andrew Lyddiatt looking into development of cost-effective proteins downstream processing techniques.
Following graduation in 2002, Tau Chuan joined the Universiti Putra Malaysia as a lecturer.
Since joining the Universiti Malaya, Tau Chuan has established an internationally recognised research activity in proteins downstream processing and bioprocess engineering, funded by Government of Malaysia and industries. Tau Chuan is a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers and a Chartered Engineer. He is listed in the UM Researchers Top 2% Scientists by Stanford University and was awarded the Young Asian Biotechnologist Prize 2017 from The Society for Biotechnology, Japan. He has served as a visiting professor for several universities including Nanjing Agricultural University, Tsinghua University, Xiamen University, Lund University, National Cheng Kung University, Canterbury University and Kobe University.
Tau Chuan’s expertise is in bioseparation technology and bioprocess intensification. He is internationally recognised for innovative work on the development of new and/or improved bioprocess separation and analytical techniques. He is especially well known for his work on primary capture technology, notably for inventing the technique known as aqueous two-phase systems and continuing the advancement of this and other separation techniques for large-scale application in the biopharmaceutical and nutriceutical sectors, and for his contributions to the advancement of adsorbent design and Fluidised Bed Adsorption technology. His current research mainly focuses on bioseparation, bioprocessing, green chemistry, and bioprospecting of microorganisms for useful biomolecules.