Higher Degree by Research Candidate
School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences
"You never miss the water, till the well runs dry”.
My core research interest is on the design and development of advanced graphene composites for environmental and sustainability applications, primarily to remove heavy metals, organic pollutants and oil spills in water as well as to recover precious metals from mine tailings. Currently, I am also extensively working on characterization method development for 2D materials, particularly graphene, using characterization tools beyond their conventional use.
Language Competency Chinese (Cantonese) Can read, speak and understand spoken Chinese (Mandarin) Can read, write, speak and understand spoken English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review Malay Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Date Institution name Country Title 2010 - 2012 University of Malaya Malaysia MSc in Material Science (Nanotechnology) 2005 - 2009 University of Malaya Malaysia BSc in Applied Chemistry
Research InterestsChemical Characterisation of Materials Chemical Engineering Chemical Sciences Environmental Chemistry Environmental Engineering Environmental Nanotechnology Environmental Sciences Environmental Technologies Materials Materials Engineering Mineral Processing/Beneficiation Mining & Metallurgy Nanomaterials Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Nanotechnology
Year Citation 2020 Yap, P., Tung, T., Kabiri, S., Matulick, N., Tran, D., & Losic, D. (2020). Polyamine-modified reduced graphene oxide: a new and cost-effective adsorbent for efficient removal of mercury in waters. Separation and Purification Technology, 238, 116441-1-116441-12.
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2020 Yap, P., Auyoong, Y., Hassan, K., Farivar, F., Tran, D., Ma, J., & Losic, D. (2020). Multithiol functionalized graphene bio-sponge via photoinitiated thiol-ene click chemistry for efficient heavy metal ions adsorption. Chemical Engineering Journal, 395, 13 pages.
2019 Yap, P., Kabiri, S., Tran, D. N., & Losic, D. (2019). Multifunctional binding chemistry on modified graphene composite for selective and highly efficient adsorption of mercury. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 11(6), 6350-6362.
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2019 Yap, P. L., Kabiri, S., Auyoong, Y. L., Tran, D. N., & Losic, D. (2019). Tuning the multifunctional surface chemistry of reduced graphene oxide via combined elemental doping and chemical modifications. ACS Omega, 4(22), 19787-19798.
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Postgraduate/ Undergraduate Courses (Teaching assistant/tutor):
Research Practice (CHEM ENG 4056)
Material Science and Engineering (CHEM ENG 3029/7055)
Engineering Communication & Critical Thinking (ELEC ENG 7057)
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