Thin film is a generic name devoted to a two-dimensionalstructure that serves the following purposes: (1)passivation of a surface, (2) modification layer on asurface, and/or (3) active layer for a designed application.In order to apply a thin film on any engineering devices andapplications, a well understanding of the characteristics ofsurface and interface of a thin film is essential. In general,these topics are supported by fundamental knowledge ofvacuum and plasma sciences, surface structure,absorption and desorption, particle-surface interaction, andthin film formation. By integrating this knowledge, onecould solve issues related to thin film.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
Explain the importance of vacuum in thin film.
List down application of plasma related to thin film.
Discuss factors affecting properties of a surface andthin film.
List down parameters influencing an interfacial layer.
Compare interaction between electron-surface andparticle-surface.
Elaborate growing process of a thin film.
This course is conducted in a seminar room. Eachparticipant will receive a set of course materials.
Technical Details:Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ir. Cheong Kuan YewSchool of Materials & Mineral Resources Engineering,USM.04-653 3888 EXT email@example.comRegistration and others:Khairol Anuar Hazir MohammedUSAINS Holding Sdn. Bhd.04-653 4372 / 012-286 firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
TOPICS OVERVIEW OF “THIN FILMSCIENCE AND APPLICATION”COURSE CO-ORDINATOR
ASSOC. PROF. DR. IR. CHEONG KUAN YEW
Kuan Yew Cheong was born in Ipoh,Perak (1972) and received the B. Eng(1st Hons.) in Materials Engineeringfrom Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM),Malaysia in 1997. After graduation, heworked for two years as a projectengineer and quality assuranceengineer in a project managementcompany and a semiconductor-devicemanufacturing factory in Malaysia.
End of 1999, he decided to pursue his postgraduate study(M.Sc.) after being awarded a Fellowship under the AcademicStaff Training Scheme from USM. After completion his M.Sc. inMaterials Engineering (Thin Film Technology) in 2001, hecontinued his Ph.D. in the School of MicroelectronicEngineering, Griffith University, Australia and the degree wasawarded in 2004. This study was fully sponsored by AustralianResearch Council, USM, and Griffith University PostgraduateResearch Scholarship. In 2005, he was awarded a Certificate ofTeaching and Learning from USM.Now he is serving as an Associate Professor at the School ofMaterials & Mineral Resources Engineering, USM. He isteaching under- and post-graduate courses related to fabricationand characterization of engineering & electronic materials anddevices for more than 8 years. Dr. Cheong’s main research areais on semiconductor device fabrication, electronic packaging,and characterization. The outcomes of his research have beenpublished in more than 100 high-impact-factor journals and 3book chapters. Due to his expertise in wide-bandgapsemiconductor-based device fabrication technology, for the pastsix years, he has been invited three times as a Visiting Scientistto Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute (KERI), Korea.He has also being invited as an Invited Speaker and KeynoteSpeaker in International Conference on Electronic Materials2010 (ICEM 2010) - International Union of Materials ResearchSocieties (IUMRS), Korea, CIE & IEM International Seminar onElectrical, Electronic and Energy Saving 2010, Taiwan, andInfineon Technologies (Kulim) Sdn Bhd (IFKM) TechnicalSymposium 2010, Malaysia, Surface Engineering 2011 atBangkok, Thailand, and Collaborative Conference on CrystalGrowth on Dec 2012 at Florida USA. Dr Cheong has served asa reviewer for numerous referred journals and theses examiner.He has reviewed more than 350 manuscripts and now servingas an Advisory Editorial Board Member of Materials Science inSemiconductor Processing published by Elsevier Science B.Vand Associate Editor of Physics Express published by SimplexAcademic. He is also a Professional Engineers in MaterialEngineering discipline under Board of Engineers, Malaysia.Outside university, he is very active in professional andcommunity activities. He is a member of Materials ResearchSociety (USA). He was the honorary treasurer for ElectronMicroscopy Society, Malaysia for year 2005/2006. Since 2005,he has been elected as one of the Ex-comms of the Institute ofElectrical, Electronic Engineers (IEEE) – Component, Package,and Manufacturing Technology (CPMT) Society and ElectronDevice Society (EDS), Malaysia Chapter. In addition, he was theChairman of the electronic engineering technical division (eETD)under The Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) from 2009 to2012 and now is the Advisor of the technical division. He hasbeen appointed as a Council Member of IEM and a StandingCommittee on Qualification/Admission andExamination/Training.For the past years, he has involved in organizing a number oflocal and international conferences and being invited to chair afew technical sessions in those conferences. Dr Cheong, who isa certified PSMB Trainer, has been delivering technical trainingcourses for local and multinational electronics industries for thepast 5 years and more than 400 engineers and researchershave benefited from those courses.