Yoke Khin Yap

Yoke Khin Yap


  • ykyap@mtu.edu
  • 906-487-2900
  • Office: Fisher 219, Labs: Fisher B013, B009, B031, B034
  • University Professor, Professor of Physics
  • Affiliated Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, MTU Faculty Fellow
  • Director of Applied Physics Graduate Program, Osaka University Global Alumni Fellow
  • PhD, Osaka University

Research Interest

Professor Yap is interested in the fundamentals of synthesis, characterization, and applications of functional materials, including zero-, one-, and two- dimensional B-C-N nanostructures (carbon, boron nitride, boron carbon-nitride, carbon nitride, boron, etc); Transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs); and ZnO. In addition to basic research, his research group is dedicated in creating broader impacts to people, health, environment, and renewable energy harvesting. Professor Yap has edited multiple books, Material Research Society proceedings volumes, and journal special issues. His group has published a series of book and encyclopedia chapters, and more than 100 peer-reviewed articles.

Links of Interest

Teaching Interests

  • Solid-State Physics
  • Optics
  • Nanoscale Science and Engineering (Nanotechnology)
  • Electromagnetism

Research Interests

  • Controlled synthesis of 0D, 1D, and 2D materials (Nanotubes, 2D layered materials, Nanowires, Quantum Dots, and their heterostructures, etc.).
  • Exploration of new functional nanomaterials, heterojunctions, heterostructures, nano-hybrids, and nano-systems.
  • Creative use of nanomaterials for advanced electronics, quantum switching, energy harvesting, environmental, chemical and biomedical applications.