Pablo Antonio Chung

Pablo Antonio Chung

Research Scientist


Developing concepts and hypothesis and improving procedures and techniques for molecular, biochemical and chemical investigations on phenotyping of secondary cell walls of trees.

Research Interests

Evaluation of the biochemical and physical properties of different genetically improved tree species and their potential use in the Forest Products Industries. Selection of the best clones is based on the properties required for specific products. For example: in the pulp and paper and biorefinery industries wood chips with low content of lignin with an easy to remove with mild pulping or pretreatment condition is a characteristic to aim. Biochemical, physical and chemical methods are used to verify the properties of these trees clones.
Other research interests include Wood Chemistry, Isolation of wood compounds, Chemical and physical analysis of wood, Secondary cell wall analysis, Forest Products, biorefining, pulp and paper, wood protection.


BSc – Forest Sciences, La Molina National Agrarian University (1994)
Forestry Engineer, Pulp and Paper La Molina National Agrarian University (1996)
MSc, Wood Science, The University of British Columbia (2005)

Selected Publications and Conference Presentations

Chandra RP, Au-Yeung K, Chanis C, Roos AA, Mabee W, Chung P, Ghatora S, Saddler JN (2011) The influence of pretreatment and enzyme loading on the effectiveness of batch and fed-batch hydrolysis of corn stover. Biotechnol Prog. 2011 Jan;27(1):77-85.

Chung P, Berlin, A., Liu, M. and Saddler, J. (2007). Poster: Effect of drying regimes in the enzymatic hidrolysability of pretreated lignocellulosics.

Chung, Pablo Antonio. (2005). Leaching of copper from amine – copper treated softwood decking. MSc. Thesis. The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Ruddick JNR, Chung P (2004). Amine Copper Treated Decking. A Field Assessment. American Wood-Preserver’s Association Proc. Amer. Wood-Preser. Assoc. 100:169-170.

Chung P, Ruddick JNR (2004). Leaching of copper from ACQ treated wood exposed above ground. International Research Group in Wood Preservation, No IRG/WP/04-50219.

Chung P (1996). Effect of aging in two specie fibres on paper properties. Engineer Thesis. La Molina National Agrarian University. Lima-Peru.

Awards, Grants, Scholarships

• Ron Cockcroft Award in Wood Preservation, UBC (2004)
• Selected to present at the International Research Group in Slovenia (2004)