Dr. Kok Boon Chong

University Malaysia of Computer Science & EngineeringMalaysia

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2007  Ph.D., Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, Queen Mary University of London, UK

2001  B.Sc (Hons), Physics, National University of Malaysia, Malaysia

Research Fields

Functional Materials, Nanostructured Materials, Theoretical Modelling of Functional and Structure materials, Structure Integrity.


  1. G. Viola, K. B. Chong et al, Role of Internal Field and Exhaustion in Ferroelectric Switching, J. Appl. Phys. 115, 034106, 2014.
  2. G. Viola, K. B. Chong, et al, Effect of Grain Size on Domain Structures, Dielectric and Thermal Depoling of Nd-Substituted Bismuth Titanate Ceramics, Appl. Phys. Lett. 103, 182903, 2013.
  3. H. Zhang, M. J. Gorley, K. B. Chong et al, An In-Situ Powder Neutron Diffraction Study of Nano-Precipitate Formation During Processing of Oxide-Dispersion-Strengthened Ferritic Steel, J. Alloy and Comp. 582, 769, 2013.
  4. G. Viola, T. Saunders, K. B. Chong et al, Contribution of Piezoelectric Effect, Electrostriction and Ferroelectric/Ferroelastic Switching to Strain-Electric Field Response of Dielectrics, J. Adv. Dielec. 03, 135007, 2013.
  5. M. Preuss, P. Frankel, K.B. Chong, et al, Studies Regarding Corrosion Mechanisms in Zirconium Alloys, J. ASTM Int., 8(9), 2011.
  6. Vopson, Melvin M.; Weaver, Chong, K. B. et al, Polarization Dynamics and Non-equilibrium Processes in Ferroelectric Switching, IEEE Trans. Ultrasonic, Ferroelectrics and Freq. Control, 58, 1867, 2011.
  7. Rao, Ashwin; Chong, Kok Boon; Bouchard, Peter and Fitzpatrick, M. E., Internal Stress Generation in Austentic Stainless Steels During Creep Deformation, 2011 ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference, 17-21 July 2011, Baltimore, MD, USA.
  8. K. B. Chong, F. Guiu and M. J. Reece, Thermal activation of ferroelectric switching, J. Appl. Phys., 103, 014101, 2008.
  9. S. Sudhakaran, K. B. Chong, D. Barrat and A. Ray, Dielectric response of piezoelectric ceramics at low voltage excitations, Mat. Letts, 62(25), 4173, 2008.
  10. K. B. Chong, L. B. Kong, et al, Improvement of dielectric loss tangent of Al2O3 doped Ba0.5Sr0.5TiO3 thin films for tunable microwave devices, J. Appl. Phys., 95(3), 1416, 2004.
  11. C. Y. Tan, L. F. Chen, K. B. Chong and C. K. Ong, Non-destructive characterization of ferroelectric thin films using dual microstrip resonator, Rev. Sci. Instrum., 75(1), 136, 2004.
  12. L. Yan, L. B. Kong, L. F. Chen, K. B. Chong et al, Ba0.5Sr0.5TiO3Bi1.5Zn1.0Nb1.5O7 thin films with promising microwave dielectric properties for microwave devices applications, Appl. Phys.Lett., 85(16), 3552, 2004.
  13. K. B. Chong, M. E. Fitzpatrick, S. C. Storer and M. A. Rist, Characterization of Residual Stresses and Phase Content in Zirconium Cladding Materials Using Raman Spectroscopy, Nuclear Materials 2010, Karlsruhe, Germany, Oct 2010.
  14. K. B. Chong, S. C. Storer, M. A. Rist and M. E. Fitzpatrick, Residual stresses in zirconium fuel cladding materials, Keeping the Nuclear Option Open annual meeting, Bristol, July 2009.
  15. K. B. Chong, F. Guiu, M. G. Cain and M. J. Reece, Ferroelectric switching in single crystals, Electroceramics XI (2008), Manchester, UK.
  16. K. B. Chong, F. Guiu and M. J. Reece, Thermal activation of ferroelectric switching, session 15 ‘’Emerging advances in electronic, optical, magnetic and elastic ferroics’’, Invited talk for 7th pacific Rim Conference on Ceramic and Glass Technology, Shanghai, November 2007.
  17. K. B. Chong, F. Guiu, M. G. Cain and M. J. Reece, Domain evolution during the P-E hysteresis loop for ferroelectric ceramics, Condensed Matter and Materials Physics 2007, Leicester, UK.
  18. K. B. Chong, L. F. Chen et al,Improvement of dielectric loss tangent in ferroelectrics films for tunable microwave devices, Proceeding of Symposium F, ICMAT2003, World Scientific, Singapore, page220.
  19. L. B. Kong, L. Yan, K. B. Chong et al, Deposition and characterization of BaZrxTi1-xO3 ferroelectric thin films for microwave tunable applications, Proceeding of Symposium F, ICMAT2003, World Scientific, Singapore, page228.

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