Academic Team - Ts. Dr. Ching Kuan Yong, General Studies Programme Lead

Academic Team

Associate Professor Ts. Dr. Ching Kuan Yong | General Studies Programme Lead

Dr Kuan Yong ChingDr. Ching Kuan Yong obtained her PhD in Engineering Sciences from the University of Southampton, UK, in 2014. She joined the University of Reading Malaysia (UoRM) in 2016 and was awarded the title of Associate Professor in 2022. She currently holds the roles of Campus Director of Academic Tutoring and Study Advice Lead at UoRM.

Kuan Yong is a Chartered Chemist of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Professional Technologist of Malaysia Board of Technologists and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Her research areas cover biomaterials, polymers and polymer composites. She is also enthusiastic about developing education for sustainable development through general studies modules.



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Speciality areas


Polymers, biomaterials

Highest qualification and awarding body

PhD in Engineering Sciences, University of Southampton, UK

UoRM programmes taught/supervised


Medicines Discovery, Design, Development and Delivery

Academic Skills

Environment and Natural Resources in Malaysia

Research interests

Interfacial properties of polymer nanocomposites;

Nanomechanical testing using atomic force microscopy;

Education for sustainable development

Current projects

  1. Structure and electrical breakdown properties of polypropylene-based nanocomposites (Co-Investigator, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme, Ministry of Education, Malaysia, 2019-2021)
  2. Dielectric properties of multi-element oxide based nanocomposites (Co-Investigator, Nippon Sheet Glass Foundation for Materials Science and Engineering, Japan, 2019-2020)

Recent publications

Azmi, A., Lau, K.Y., Ahmad, N.A., Abdul-Malek, Z., Tan, C.W., Ching, K.Y., & Vaughan, A.S. (2022). Dielectric properties of thermally aged polypropylene nanocomposites. IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, 22(2), 543-550.

Ching, K.Y., Andriotis, O., Sengers, B., & Stolz, M. (2021). Genipin crosslinked chitosan/PEO nanofibrous scaffolds exhibiting an improved microenvironment for the regeneration of articular cartilage. Journal of Biomaterials Applications, 36, 503-516.

Lau, K.Y., Tan, C.W., & Ching, K.Y. (2021). The implementation of grid-connected, residential rooftop photovoltaic systems under different load scenarios in Malaysia. Journal of Cleaner Production, 316, 128389.

Rahim, N.H., Lau, K.Y., Tan, C.W., Ching, K.Y., & Vaughan, A.S. (2021). A review of engineering dielectric properties of nanocomposites through effectively removed interfacial water. IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, 28, 448-459.

Kamarudin, S.N., Lau, K.Y., Tan, C.W., & Ching, K.Y. (2020). The role of silicon-based nanofillers and polymer crystallization on the breakdown behaviors of polyethylene blend nanocomposites. NANO, 15, 2050097.

Ching, Y.C., Gunathilake, T.M.S.U., Chuah, C.H., Ching, K.Y., Singh, R., & Liou, N.S. (2019). Curcumin/Tween 20-incorporated cellulose nanoparticles with enhanced curcumin solubility for nano-drug delivery: Characterization and in vitro evaluation. Cellulose, 26, 5467-5481.

Gunathilake, T.M.S.U., Ching, Y.C., Chuah, C.H., Illias, H.A., Ching, K.Y., & Liou, N.S. (2018). Influence of a nonionic surfactant on curcumin delivery of nanocellulose reinforced chitosan hydrogel. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 118, 1055-1064.

Lau, K.Y., Zafrullah, S.N.R.M., Ismail, I.Z., & Ching, K.Y. (2018). Effects of water on breakdown characteristics of polyethylene composites. Journal of Electrostatics, 96, 119-127.

Mohd Haniffa, M.A.C., Ching, Y.C., Chuah, C.H., Ching, K.Y., Nazri, N., Abdullah, L.C., & Liou, N.S. (2017). Effect of TEMPO-oxidization and rapid cooling on thermo-structural properties of nanocellulose. Carbohydrate Polymers, 173, 91-99.

Lau, K.Y., Piah, M.A.M., & Ching, K.Y. (2017). Correlating the breakdown strength with electric field analysis for polyethylene/silica nanocomposites, Journal of Electrostatics, 86, 1-11.

Ching, K.Y., Andriotis, O.G., Li, S., Basnett, P., Su, B., Roy, I., Tare, R.S., Sengers, B.G., & Stolz, M. (2016). Nanofibrous poly(3-hydroxybutyrate)/poly(3-hydroxyoctanoate) scaffolds provide a functional microenvironment for cartilage repair. Journal of Biomaterials Application, 31, 77-91.

Ching, K.Y., Ching, Y.C., Chuah, C.H., & Liou, N.S. (2015). Effect of fiber orientation on the mechanical properties of kenaf-reinforced polymer composite. Bioresources, 10, 2597-2608.

Li, S., Glynne-Jones, P., Andriotis, O.G., Ching, K.Y., Jonnalagadda, U.S., Oreffo, R.O.C., Hill, M., & Tare, R.S. (2014). Application of an acoustofluidic perfusion bioreactor for cartilage tissue engineering. Lab on a Chip, 14, 4475-4485.

Basnett, P., Ching, K.Y., Stolz, M., Knowles, J.C., Boccaccini, A.R., Smith, C., Locke, I.C., Keshavarz, T., & Roy, I. (2013). Novel poly(3-hydroxyoctanoate)/poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) blends for medical applications. Reactive and Functional Polymers, 73, 1340-1348.

(Full list of publications is available at Google Scholar)



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