• Email: seongshan.yap@xmu.edu.my
  • Office: A4-434
  • Research Interest:
    • Laser-materials interaction,
    • Optoelectronics,
    • Materials science


Dr. Yap Seong Shan is currently an associate professor at the Department of Physics, Xiamen University Malaysia. Her research focuses on laser-material interaction and plasma processes for use in applications such as materials synthesis, device fabrication and industrial process.


  • Laser-materials interaction: laser and plasma processing, ultrafast laser filamentation
  • Materials science: nanomaterials, nanodiamonds, transparent conducting oxide, Ge/Si quantum dot
  • Devices: optoelectronics OLED, solar cell
  • Industry research: polymer/glove testing, lead free solder and additives, failure analysis


  • Ph.D (Engineering), Multimedia University, Malaysia (2007)
  • M. Tech.  (Materials Science), University of Malaya, Malaysia (2000)
  • B. Sc (Hons.) Physics, University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia (1998)


  • Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Multimedia University, Malaysia (2016- current)
  • Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, Malaysia  (2014-2015)
  • Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Multimedia University, Malaysia  (2011-2013)
  • Visiting Researcher, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada (Jan- Apr 2011)
  • Postdoctor, Department of Physics, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway (2008- 2011)


  • Theoretical and observational implications of emergent gravity, XMUMRF/2019-C3/IMAT/0007
  • Algebraic and topological structure of spacetime geodesics, XMUMRF/2021-C8/IPHY/0001


  • Top Glove International Research Grant (PI, 2019-2022)
  • Sandisk-MMU research grant (PI, 2018-2022)
  • Optoelectronics (PI, 2018-2022)
  • Understanding the mechanisms of nanodiamonds formation in ultrafast laser filamentation (PI, FRGS, 2019-2023)
  • Embedded system controlled supercapacitor batteries hybrid energy storage system (Member, FRGS, 2019-2022)
  • Low temperature self-assembled growth of oxide nanostructures (PI, MMU GRA, 2018-2021)
  • Charge injection, confinement and energy partition in hybrid white-light organic light emitting devices (member, FRGS, 2016-2019)
  • Conjugated polymer for optoelectronics  (member, FRGS, 2014-1017)
  • Growth of Ge/Si nanostructures by laser deposition  (PI, UM HIR, 2014-2016)
  • Plasma diagnostic in laser processing   (PI, BKP, 2014-2015)
  • Femtosecond laser patterning and materials growth  (PI, TM RnD Fund, 2013-2015)
  • Growth of fluorescent nanodiamonds  (Member, FRGS, 2013-2016)
  • Performance capping and modeling in continuously graded, mixed-host organic light Emitting Diode     (Member, FRGS 2013-2016)
  • Laser processing of Si  (PI, Mini Fund, 2012)
  • Norway-Canada Research Collaboration on MBE and PLD  (Research Council  Norway 2011)


  • Reeson Kek, PhD (March 2021)
    Room temperature self-assembled growth of zinc oxide nanostructures
  • Ong Teng Sian, PhD (2020)
    Design and fabrication of multi-colour organic light-emitting diodes
  • Ong Guang Liang, M.EngSci. (2020)
    Solution-processed organic light-emitting diode with multilayer structure based on water/alcohol soluble conjugated polymer
  • Tan Khai Shiang, M.EngSci, (2020)
    Thermomechanical study of lead-free solder joints and the effects of carbon-based additives
  • Oon Sim Jui, M.Eng.Sci, (2020)
    Experimental and numerical studies of thermally induced warpage in printed circuit board
  • Nurul Suhada, M.Eng.Sci, (2018)
    Growth of CZTS by pulsed laser deposition
  • Kee Yee Yeh, PhD (2016)
    Investigation of mixed-host organic light emitting diodes
  • Ong Teng Sian, M.EngSci (2016)
    Investigation of performance and recombination zone in mixed layer OLEDs
  • Riku Chowdhury, M. Eng.Sci (2016)
    Numerical studies of performance and recombination zone in graded, mixed-layer organic light emitting diodes
  • Kok Soon Yee, M.Eng.Sci. (2015)
    Nanosecond and femtosecond patterning of polyimide
  • Tan Kwan Chu, M.Eng.Sci. (2014)
    Pulsed Nd:YAG laser deposition of aluminum doped ZnO
  • Sivakumar Muniandy, M.Eng. in Microelectronics (2018)

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