Wei Sea Chang

Assoc Professor

Accepting PhD Students

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

Contact email: chang.wei.sea@monash.edu


Research activity per year

Personal profile


Dr. Chang Wei Sea is an Associate Porfessor at the School of Engineering (Mechanical) and Head of Nano-Analytical Platform (NAP), Monash University Malaysia. She completed her PhD from the National University of Singapore. Later, she worked in a front-end semiconductor manufacturing industry. She then joined the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Chiao Tung University as postdoctoral fellow, funded by the Taiwan National Science Council Fellowship. She was the visiting scholar in SSLEEC, University California Santa Barbara in 2018.

Research interests

Her research interest focuses on:

  • Functional oxide thin films hetero-, nano-structures 
  • Piezo- and piezoelectric/ photoelectrochemistry
  • III-nitride widebandgaps/ electronic materials

Monash teaching commitment

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

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

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 (UTS) (University of Technology Malaysia)


Award Date: 9 Aug 2003

External positions

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

1 Oct 201930 Sept 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 Sept 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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