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Dr Wai Kong Yeoh

Australian Postdoctoral Fellow

Ph: + 61 2 9036 9264
Fax: + 61 2 9351 7682

B.Sc., 2000, National Univ. of Malaysia; M.Sc., 2002, National Univ. of Malaysia; Ph.D., 2006, Univ. of Wollongong


  • 2009 - present: Australian Postdoctoral Fellow (APD), ACMM, University of Sydney
  • 2007 - 2009: Associate Researcher, Bulk Superconductivity Group, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge
  • 2006 - 2007: Research Fellow, Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials, University of Wollongong
  • 2000 - 2003: Teaching Fellow, Department of Science and Mathematics, Universiti Tenaga Nasional

Research project
Dr Wai Kong Yeoh is working with Dr Rongkun Zheng on the ‘Microscopic Origin of the Enhanced Flux Pinning in Nano-Doped MgB2 Superconductors’. This project aims to understand the microscopic origin of the critical current enhancement by nano chemical doping that will deepen the understanding of flux pinning mechanisms for practical MgB2 superconductor applications.

Other Research Interests

  • Superconductor’s flux pinning properties

    Structure- properties of relationships of superconductors
  • Melt-textured techniques

Selected publications

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  1. W. K. Yeoh, J. Horvat, S. X. Dou, ‘Nano Pining in MgB2 Superconductor (book chapter In Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology H. S. Nalwa Ed. American Scientific Publishers, California (accepted for publication).
  2. W. K. Yeoh and S. X. Dou, ‘Enhancement of Hc2 and Jc by carbon-based chemical doping’ Special Issue: Superconductivity in MgB2: Physics and Applications Physica C, 456, 170 (2007).
  3. W. K. Yeoh, J. Horvat, J. H. Kim, X. Xu, and S. X. Dou, ‘Effect of processing temperature on high field current density and upper critical field of nano-carbon doped MgB2’ Appl. Phys. Lett 90, 122502 (2007).
  4. S. X. Dou, O. Shcherbakova, W.K. Yeoh, J. H. Kim, S. Soltanian, X. L. Wang, C. Senatore, R. Flukiger, M. Dhalle, O. Husnjak, and E. Babic, ‘Mechanism of enhancement in electromagnetic properties of MgB2 by nano SiC doping’ Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 097002 (2007).
  5. S. X. Dou, W. K. Yeoh, O. Shcherbakova, Y. Li, Z. M. Ren, D. Wexler, P. Munroe, S. K. Chen, K. S. Tan, B. A. Glowacki and J. L. MacManus-Driscoll, ‘Alignment of carbon nanotube additives for enhancing the magnesium diboride superconductors’ performance’ Advanced Materials 18, 785 (2006).
  6. W. K. Yeoh, J. H. Kim, J. Horvat, X. Xu, M. J. Qin, S. X. Dou, C. H. Jiang, T. Nakane, H. Kumakura and P. Munroe, ‘Control of Nano Carbon Substitution for Enhancing the Critical Current Density in MgB2’ Supercond. Sci. Technol. 19 596 (2006).
  7. S. X. Dou, W. K. Yeoh, J. Horvat and M. Ionescu, ‘Effect of carbon nanotube doping on critical current density of MgB2 superconductor’ Appl. Phys. Lett. 83, 4996 (2003).

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