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PhD projects

1. Fabrication of gallium oxide using pulsed laser deposition
2. Gallium-based semiconductors for piezo/optoelectronic application
3. Lead-free ferroelectric for photoconversion application

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Dr. Chang Wei Sea is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Engineering (Mechanical) and Head of Nano-Analytical Platform (NAP), Monash University Malaysia. She received the B.Sc. (Hons) in materials physics from University of Technology Malaysia, the MSc degree in materials science and engineering from National University of Singapore, and the PhD from National University of Singapore. After PhD, she worked in a front-end semiconductor manufacturing industry. She then received a Taiwan National Science Council Postdoctoral Fellowship, and worked on the complext oxide epitaxial thin film technologies at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Chiao Tung University. She was the visiting scholar in SSLEEC, University California Santa Barbara from July-December 2018.

Research interests

Her research interest focuses on:

  • Functional material thin films hetero-, nano-structures for clean energy and electronic applications
  • Photoactivity/Ferro- and piezoelectric/ photoelectrochemistry
  • Nanoscale characterization using scanning probe microscopy

Monash teaching commitment

  • MEC2403 - Mechanics of Materials
  • MEC4804 - Clean Energy Materials

Education/Academic qualification

Mechanical Engineering, PhD, National University of Singapore


Award Date: 31 Mar 2010

Materials Science and Engineering, MSc, National University of Singapore


Award Date: 30 Jun 2005

Materials Physics, B.Sc. (Hons), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (University of Technology Malaysia)


Award Date: 9 Aug 2003

External positions

Research Fellow, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (National University of Malaysia)

1 Oct 201930 Sep 2021

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Ming Chi University of Technology

1 Aug 2018 → …

Visiting Research Fellow, University of California Santa Barbara

1 Jul 201831 Dec 2018

Research Fellow, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (National University of Malaysia)

1 Oct 201730 Sep 2019

Research Fellow, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (National University of Malaysia)


Research area keywords

  • Functional materials
  • piezoelectric
  • photoactivity
  • piezoresponse force microscopy
  • charge carrier dynamics
  • ferroelectric


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