Ay Ching Hee

Dr Ay Ching Hee

Technician - Chemical Operations

EC&MS Faculty Services

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences


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.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2020 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
    2005 - 2009 University of Malaya Malaysia Bachelor’s Degree of Engineering (Materials)
  • Research Interests

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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    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.
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    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 Scopus5 WoS5
    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 Scopus8 WoS7
    2018 Cheng, X. -W., Jiang, Z. -Y., Monaghan, B., Longbottom, R., Wei, D. -B., Hee, A., & Jiang, L. -Z. (2018). Degradation of ferritic stainless steels at 1200 °C in air. Materials and Corrosion, 69(1), 63-75.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS3
    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 Scopus11 WoS8
    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 Scopus10 WoS9
    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 Scopus24 WoS19
    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 Scopus12 WoS12
    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 Scopus5
    2015 Li, S., Hu, S., Hee, A., & Zhao, Y. (2015). Surface modification of a Ti<inf>2</inf>AlC soft ceramic by plasma nitriding treatment. Surface and Coatings Technology, 281, 164-168.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS3
    2015 Li, J., Zheng, H., Sinkovits, T., Hee, A., & Zhao, Y. (2015). Mono- and multiple TiN(/Ti) coating adhesion mechanism on a Ti-13Nb-13Zr alloy. Applied Surface Science, 355, 502-508.
    DOI Scopus21 WoS20
    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 Scopus104 WoS91 Europe PMC19
    2014 Nine, M., Choudhury, D., Hee, A., Mootanah, R., & Osman, N. (2014). Wear debris characterization and corresponding biological response: Artificial hip and knee joints. Materials, 7(2), 980-1016.
    DOI Scopus66 WoS59 Europe PMC21
    2012 Hee, A., Mehrali, M., Metselaar, H., Mehrali, M., & Osman, N. (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 Scopus6
    2012 Hee, A., Metselaar, I., Johan, M., & Mehrali, M. (2012). Preparation of nickel zinc ferrite by electrophoretic deposition. Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 159(1), E18.
    DOI Scopus6
    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: Technician - Chemical Operations
  • Phone: 83131536
  • Email: ayching.hee@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Engineering North, floor 1
  • Room: 1.26
  • Org Unit: EC&MS Faculty Services

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