Assistant Professor Dr. Yeap Swee Pin

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Assistant Professor Dr. Yeap Swee Pin

Assistant Professor | Department of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering

Academic Qualifications

PhD Nanoscience and Technology 
BEng Chemical Engineering

Areas of Interest
Fabrication of Flexible Electronic Devices with Composite Nanoparticles
Environmental nanoremediation: Nanoparticle Synthesis, Functionalization, Characterization, and Performance Evaluation
Magnetic nanoparticles and its magnetophoresis behaviours
Role of Environmental Media on the Fate and Transportation of Nanoparticles
Professional Bodies

  1. Graduate Engineer of the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) (Membership number: 108965A)
  2. Regular member of the American Chemical Society (ACS) (Membership number: 30812484) 


Research Grant

  1. Name of grant:Pioneer Science Incentive Fund (PSIF)
    Funder: UCSI University
    Project Title: Development of Polymer Flocculation-Assisted Magnetic Sedimentation Technique for Fast Separation of Highly Stabilized Magnetic Nanoparticles
    Duration:2 years (Jan 2018 - Dec 2019)
    Role: Project Leader
    Amount: RM 21881.50
    Status: On-going
  2. Name of grant: Pioneer Science Incentive Fund (PSIF)
    Funder: UCSI University
    Project Title: ReCorrosion Study for Monoethanolamine Based Hybrid Solution in CO2 Absorption Unit
    Duration:2 years (Feb 2017 - Jan 2019)
    Role: Project Leader
    Amount: RM 24700.00
    Status: Completed
  3. Name of grant: RU-PRGS
    Project Title: Colloidal Stability of Magnetic Nanoparticles: Influence of Surface Coating to Large Scale Engineering Applications
    Duration:2 years
    Role: Project Leader
    Amount: RM 8500
    Status: Completed


Current research projects

  1. Deposition of electrosterically stabilized nanoparticles on flexible and stretchable solid substrate and its role on physicochemical properties of the formed composites
  2. Polymer Flocculation-assisted Magnetic Sedimentation Technique for Rapid Isolation of Highly Stabilized Magnetic Nanoparticles
  3. Interfacial Interactions of Bare and Functionalized Amphoteric Nanoparticles with Environmental Media and Its Nanotoxicity Impact.


  1. Kee Chun Chon, Swee Pin Yeap,Interfacial Interactions of Bare and Functionalized Nanoparticles with Quartz Sand: Role of Humic acid and Coexisting Divalent Cations, Environmental Nanotechnology, Monitoring & Management, 100213, ISSN 2215-1532,
  2. Swee Pin Yeap, Syh Yan Tia, Induced rapid magnetic sedimentation of stabilized-Fe3O4 nanoparticles by bridging and depletion flocculation, Chemical Engineering Research and Design, Volume 142, Pages 53-61, ISSN 0263-8762
  3. Yeap, Swee Pin; Lim, JitKang; Ngang, Huey Ping; Ooi, Boon Seng; Ahmad, Abdul Latif, Role of Particle–Particle Interaction Towards Effective Interpretation of Z-Average and Particle Size Distributions from Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS) Analysis, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Volume 18, Number 10, October 2018, pp. 6957-6964(8)
  4. Swee Pin Yeap, JitKang Lim, Boon Seng Ooi, Abdul Latif Ahmad, Feasibility of Electrostatic-Mediated Post-Functionalization to Induce Long Term Colloidal Stability and Stability After Freeze Drying of Amphoteric Nanoparticles, Colloid and Interface Science Communications, Volume 23, Pages 14-20, ISSN 2215-0382
  5. Swee Pin Yeap, Permanent agglomerates in powdered nanoparticles: Formation and future prospects, Powder Technology, Volume 323, Pages 51-59, ISSN 0032-5910.
  6. Sim Siong Leong, Wei Ming Ng, JitKang Lim and Swee Pin Yeap, Chapter 3: Dynamic Light Scattering: Effective Sizing Technique for Characterization of Magnetic Nanoparticles, in Handbook of Materials Characterization, S.K. Sharma, Editor 2018, Springer International Publishing: Cham. p. 77-111.
  7. Sim Siong Leong, JitKang Lim, Siew Chun Low, Rohimah Mohamud and Swee Pin Yeap, Chapter 10: Current Progress in Magnetic Separation-Aided Biomedical Diagnosis Technology, in Clinical Applications of Magnetic Nanoparticles: From Fabrication to Clinical Applications, Nguyen TK Thanh, Editor 2018, CRC PRess
  8. Swee Pin Yeap, JitKang Lim, Boon Seng Ooi, and Ahmad, A.L., Agglomeration, colloidal stability, and magnetic separation of magnetic nanoparticles: collective influences on environmental engineering applications. Journal of Nanoparticle Research 19 (2017): 368.
  9. Sim Siong Leong, JitKang Lim, and Swee Pin Yeap Working principle and application of magnetic separation for biomedical diagnostic at high- and low-field gradients. Interface focus 6 (2016): 20160048.
  10. Swee Pin Yeap, Ahmad, A.L., Boon Seng Ooi, and JitKang Lim, Manipulating cluster size of polyanion-stabilized Fe3O4 magnetic nanoparticle clusters via electrostatic-mediated assembly for tunable magnetophoresis behavior. Journal of Nanoparticle Research 17 (2015): 403.

Award and Recognitinos

  1. Bronze medal (2019), Penang Innovation, Invention, and Research Design Competiton
  2. Young Researcher Award (2017 - 2018), Faculty of Engineering Technology & Environment, UCSI University
  3. Best New Lecturer Award (2016), UCSI University
  4. Sanggar Sanjung Award (2014), USM Malaysia
  5. Sanggar Sanjung Award (2012), USM Malaysia
  6. Gold Medal (2011), British Invention Show, London, UK.
  7. Gold Medal (2011), National Research & Innovation Competition, Malaysia