Sammy Lap Ip CHAN, Professor
Office Phone: +886-3-4227151 ext 34223
E-mail: Slichan@ncu.edu.tw
Office: E306, Engi...

EDUCATION:  PhD of Material Science, University of Cambridge
Research Interest:
Energy materials, Hydrogen storage materials, Battery technology


Honorary Professor, School of Materials Science & Engineering, UNSW Sydney, Australia 2021 -
Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taiwan ROC  -2003


Honours, Awards and Memberships

Fellow, Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, UK

Fellow, Australian Institute of Energy

Chartered Engineer, UK

Chartered Scientist, UK

Professional Member, Chinese Society for Materials Science

Co-editor-in-chief, “Materials Chemistry and Physics”

UNSW Vice-Chancellor Teaching Excellence Award, 2014

UNSW Faculty of Science Teaching Excellence Award, 2010


My research interests are in the areas of energy-materials, hydrogen storage, battery technology, and metal matrix composites (MMCs).


Some Recent Publications

  1. Z. Weng, I. Retita, Y-S Tseng, A.J Berry, D.R Scott, D. Leung, Y. Wang and S.L.I. Chan, (2021): “γ-MgH2 induced by high pressure for low temperature dehydrogenation”, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. 46, 5441-5448
  2. P. Pongali, W.Y. Wong, S.K. Kamarudin, N.A.H. Abas, A.L.S. Lo, S.L.I. Chan, K.L. Lim, (2020): “Corrosion and discharge performance of aluminum alloy (Al 6061) as anode for electrolyte activated battery”, Sains Malaysiana 49, 3189-3200
  3. N.F. Hayazi, Y. Wang and S.L.I. Chan, (2020): “Unlocking the metastable phases and mechanisms in the dehydrogenation process of titanium hydride”; Materials Characterization 161, 110-128.
  4. D. Guo, C.T. Kwok and S.L.I. Chan (2019): “Spindle speed in friction surfacing of 316L stainless steel–How it affects the microstructure, hardness and pitting corrosion resistance” Surface and Coatings Technology 357, 339.
  5. D Guo, CT Kwok and SLI Chan (2019): “Strengthened Forced Convection – A Novel Method for Improving the Pitting Corrosion Resistance of Friction-Surfaced Stainless Steel Coating”; Materials and Design, 182, 108037 (2019)
  6. D. Guo, C.T. Kwok and S.L.I. Chan, 2018: “Fabrication of stainless steel 316L/TiB2 composite coating via friction surfacing”; Surface & Coatings Technology, 350.
  7. S. Gurpreet, S.L.I. Chan and S. Neeraj, 2018: “Parametric study on the dry sliding wear behaviour of AA6082–T6/TiB2 in situ composites using response surface methodology”; Journal of the Brazilian Society of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering, 40 310.
  8. K.L. Lim, Y. Liu, Q.A. Zhang, K.S. Lin, S.L.I. Chan, 2017: “Cycle stability of La-Mg-Ni based hydrogen storage alloys in a gas–solid reaction”; International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 42, 23737-23745.
  9. Y. Wei, KL Lim, YS Tseng, SLI Chan 2017: “A review on the characterization of hydrogen in hydrogen storage materials”, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 79, 1122-1133. 
  10. G-X Li, Z-Q Lan, Y-S Tseng, W-Z Z, J Guo, S.L.I. Chan, 2017: “Penetration and Diffusion of Hydrogen in Mg2Ni: a First-principles Investigation”, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 42 (5), pp. 3097-3105.
  11. Y.T. Lee, P.J. Tsai, V.K. Peterson, B. Yang, K.S. Lin, M. Zhu, K.L. Lim, Y.S. Tseng, S.L.I. Chan 2016: “A Microstructural and Neutron Diffraction Study of Microwave Irradiated Multi-walled Carbon Nanotubes for Hydrogen Storage”, Journal of Materials Science, 51 (3), pp. 1308-1315.
  12. K. L. Lim, Y-N. Liu, Q-A Zhang, K-S Lin, S.L.I. Chan 2016: “Cycle Stability Improvement of La-Mg-Ni Based Alloys via Composite Method”, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 661, pp. 274-281.

Publications include 3 book chapters, 100+ refereed journal papers and similar number of conference papers. Named a corresponding author of one of the top 1% most highly cited papers in his field worldwide – Council of Canadian Academies.