Ay Ching Hee

Dr Ay Ching Hee

Technical Officer

Sciences, Engineering and Technology Faculty Office

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology


Ay Ching joined Prof Losic’s group in 2018 working on various Industry projects. She has extensive experience in surface modification for corrosion and wear resistance of materials, characterisations and functionalisation of graphene.

She currently works as a technician in Chemical Operations, providing research support activities for undergraduate and postgraduate students and managing chemical storage and inventory across the faculty.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2020 - ongoing Technician - Chemical Operations University of Adelaide
    2019 - 2020 Technical Support Officer University of Adelaide
    2018 - 2019 Postdoctoral Researcher University of Adelaide
    2013 - 2014 Research Assistant University of Malaya
    2011 - 2013 Project Engineer Huawei Technologies (Malaysia)
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2014 Scholarship University Postgraduate Award University of Wollongong Australia -
    2014 Scholarship International Postgraduate Tuition Award University of Wollongong Australia -
    2011 Recognition Best Improvement Award for Project Management Huawei Technologies Malaysia -
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    Chinese (Cantonese) Can read, write and speak
    Chinese (Mandarin) Can read, write and speak
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Malay Can read, write and speak
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2014 - 2017 University of Wollongong Australia PhD in Materials Engineering
    2010 - 2012 University of Malaya Malaysia Master’s Degree of Engineering Science (Materials)
    2005 - 2009 University of Malaya Malaysia Bachelor’s Degree of Engineering (Materials)
  • Research Interests

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2022 Wu, H., Wei, D., Hee, A. C., Huang, S., Xing, Z., Jiao, S., . . . Jiang, Z. (2022). The influence of water-based nanolubrication on mill load and friction during hot rolling of 304 stainless steel. The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 121(11-12), 7779-7792.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS2
    2020 Nine, M. J., Hee, A. C., Tung, T. T., Hassan, K., & Losic, D. (2020). Cross-overlapped flat-silver/hexagonal boron nitride for translucent heat-reflective coatings. Applied Materials Today, 20, 1-10.
    DOI Scopus6 WoS6
    2019 Hee, A. C., Zhao, Y., Jamali, S. S., Bendavid, A., Martin, P. J., & Guo, H. (2019). Characterization of tantalum and tantalum nitride films on Ti6Al4V substrate prepared by filtered cathodic vacuum arc deposition for biomedical applications. Surface and Coatings Technology, 365, 24-32.
    DOI Scopus18 WoS14
    2018 Hee, A. C., Cao, H., Zhao, Y., Jamali, S. S., Bendavid, A., & Martin, P. J. (2018). Cytocompatible tantalum films on Ti6Al4V substrate by filtered cathodic vacuum arc deposition. Bioelectrochemistry, 122, 32-39.
    DOI Scopus14 WoS13 Europe PMC4
    2018 Hee, A. C., Martin, P. J., Bendavid, A., Jamali, S. S., & Zhao, Y. (2018). Tribo-corrosion performance of filtered-arc-deposited tantalum coatings on Ti-13Nb-13Zr alloy for bio-implants applications. Wear, 400-401, 31-42.
    DOI Scopus28 WoS24
    2018 Cheng, X. -W., Jiang, Z. -Y., Monaghan, B. J., Longbottom, R. J., Wei, D. -B., Hee, A. C., & Jiang, L. -Z. (2018). Degradation of ferritic stainless steels at 1200 ºC in air. Materials and Corrosion, 69(1), 63-75.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS5
    2017 Hee, A. C., Zhao, Y., Jamali, S. S., Martin, P. J., Bendavid, A., Peng, H., & Cheng, X. (2017). Corrosion behaviour and microstructure of tantalum film on Ti6Al4V substrate by filtered cathodic vacuum arc deposition. Thin Solid Films, 636, 54-62.
    DOI Scopus19 WoS16
    2017 Xia, W., Zhao, J., Wu, H., Zhao, X., Zhang, X., Xu, J., . . . Jiang, Z. (2017). Effects of Nano-TiO 2 Additive in Oil-in-Water Lubricant on Contact Angle and Antiscratch Behavior. Tribology Transactions, 60(2), 362-372.
    DOI Scopus18 WoS17
    2016 Hee, A. C., Jamali, S. S., Bendavid, A., Martin, P. J., Kong, C., & Zhao, Y. (2016). Corrosion behaviour and adhesion properties of sputtered tantalum coating on Ti6Al4V substrate. Surface and Coatings Technology, 307, 666-675.
    DOI Scopus46 WoS39
    2016 Jamali, S. S., Zhao, Y., Gao, Z., Li, H., & Hee, A. C. (2016). In situ evaluation of corrosion damage using non-destructive electrochemical measurements—A case study. Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, 43, 36-43.
    DOI Scopus18 WoS16
    2016 Hee, A. C., Zhao, Y., Choudhury, D., Ghosh, S., Zhu, Q., & Zhu, H. (2016). Tribological behavior of hydrogenated diamond-like carbon on polished alumina substrate with chromium interlayer for biomedical application. Biotribology, 7, 1-10.
    DOI Scopus12
    2015 Li, S., Hu, S., Hee, A. C., & Zhao, Y. (2015). Surface modification of a Ti2AlC soft ceramic by plasma nitriding treatment. Surface and Coatings Technology, 281, 164-168.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS4
    2015 Li, J., Zheng, H., Sinkovits, T., Hee, A. C., & Zhao, Y. (2015). Mono- and multiple TiN(/Ti) coating adhesion mechanism on a Ti-13Nb-13Zr alloy. Applied Surface Science, 355, 502-508.
    DOI Scopus33 WoS31
    2014 Nine, M. J., Choudhury, D., Hee, A. C., Mootanah, R., & Osman, N. A. A. (2014). Wear debris characterization and corresponding biological response: Artificial hip and knee joints. Materials, 7(2), 980-1016.
    DOI Scopus100 WoS87 Europe PMC27
    2014 Ching, H., Choudhury, D., Nine, M., & Abu Osman, N. (2014). Effects of surface coating on reducing friction and wear of orthopaedic implants. Science and Technology of Advanced Materials, 15(1), 1-21.
    DOI Scopus178 WoS155 Europe PMC37
    2012 Hee, A. C., Metselaar, I. H. S. C., Johan, M. R., & Mehrali, M. (2012). Preparation of nickel zinc ferrite by electrophoretic deposition. Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 159(1), E18-E22.
    DOI Scopus8
    2012 Hee, A. C., Mehrali, M., Metselaar, H. S. C., Mehrali, M., & Osman, N. A. A. (2012). Comparison of nanostructured nickel zinc ferrite and magnesium copper zinc ferrite prepared by water-in-oil microemulsion. Electronic Materials Letters, 8(6), 639-642.
    DOI Scopus7
    2011 Johan, M. R., Mohd Suan, M. S., Hawari, N. L., & Hee, A. (2011). Annealing effects on the properties of Copper Oxide Thin Films by prepared by chemical deposition. International Journal of Electrochemical Science, 6, 6094-6104.
  • Position: Technical Officer
  • Phone: 83132599
  • Email: ayching.hee@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Engineering North, floor First Floor
  • Room: N129
  • Org Unit: Sciences, Engineering and Technology Faculty Office

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