Yoke Khin Yap

Yoke Khin Yap


  • ykyap@mtu.edu
  • 906-487-2900
  • Office: Fisher 219, Labs: Fisher B013/009/031/034
  • Professor, Physics
  • Director, Applied Physics Program
  • Osaka University Global Alumni Fellow
  • PhD, Osaka University


Professor Yap is interested in the fundamentals of synthesis, properties, and applications of functional materials, which include B-C-N nanostructures (carbon nanotubes, graphene, boron nitride nanotubes, boron nitride nanosheets, boron carbon-nitride and carbon nitride nanostructures, etc.); 2D materials beyond graphene; ZnO nanostructures; energy harvesting nanosystem; and quantum dots. He has edited multiple books, MRS proceedings volumes, and journal special issues, as well as publishing a series of book and encyclopedia chapters, and more than 100 journal 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 and nano-systems for advanced electronics, quantum switching, energy harvesting, environmental, chemical and biomedical applications.