Institute of Microengineering and Nanoelectronics

 Institute of Microengineering and Nanoelectronics

Prof. Emeritus Dato’ Dr. Muhammad Yahya, MIEEE, FMSSS, FASc.


Principal Research Fellow

Phone: +603-89215900



B.Sc (ITB) in Physics from Inst. of Tech. Bandung, Indonesia (1971)
Ph.D (Monash) in Physics from Monash University, Australia (1979)


Thin Films
Solar energy
Computer in Physics education
Scientific Terminology (Peristilahan)


Lecturer ,
Physics Department,Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (1973-now)
Head of Physics Department (1979-1984)
Deputy Dean of Faculty of Physical and Applied Science (1986-1994)
Associate Professor, Physics Department (1983-94)
Deputy Dean, Center of Postgraduate studies (1994-1999)
Coordinator,Research Management Unit,UKM (1998-1999)
Director, Research Management Centre,UKM (1999-2002)
Director, Centre of Academic Advancement, UKM (2002-2007)
Professor, School of Applied Physics (1994-now)
Prof Emeritus (2008 –now)


Malaysian Institute of Physics, Committee Member (1980)
Fellow,Malaysian Institute of Physics (1985-now)
Member,International Solar Energy Society
Member,American Association of Physics Teacher
Member,GIREP(Research Group in Physics Education)
Member, IEEE (Electron Devices)
Associate member,Malaysia-Indonesia -Brunei Language council (1980,)
Solid State Group Institut Fizik Malaysia-Committee member (1983-now)
Member, Malaysian Material Science Society (1989 – now)
Member, Malaysian Solid State Science and Technology Society (1991-now)
Fellow, Academy Science Malaysia (2006-now)
Fellow,IACSIT(Int. Ass. of Computer Sc and IT) ( 2013-Now)


Nanowire solid state dye-sensitized solar cells, 2007-2009, 03-01-02-SF0429, Leader
Synthesis and Optimization of ZnO Nanowires for Hybrid Organic Solar Cell, 2007-2009, UKM-ST-07-FRGS0007-2007/, Leader
Development Of Metal Oxide-Polymer Nanocomposite Thin Films For Volatile 2006-2008,
03-01-02 SF0079/, RM120,000, Leader/Ketua
Junction Diode Using Metal Oxides Nanowires Thin Films, 2006-2008, 03-01-02 SF0082/
RM100,000, Leader/Ketua
Nanowire, 2004-2007, Coresearcher/Penyelidik bersama
Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED), 2002-2005, IRPA, Coresearcher
MEMS, 2002-2005, IRPA, Coresearcher
High Temp. H ion conducting Solids and its related devices, 2000-2002, RM89,000,
IRPA09-02-02-095, Coresearcher
Electronic Nose, 2000-2002, Arus Perdana, Coresearcher
Electronic devices: Light Emitting Diode (LED), 2000-2001, RM156,000, IRPA 03-02-02-0054, Coresearcher


  1. Sin Tee Tan, Akrajas Ali Umar, Aamna Balouch, Muhammad Yahaya, Chi Chin Yap,Muhamad Mat salleh, Munetaka Oyama , 2014 , ZnO nanocubes with (101) basal plane photocatalyst prepared via a low-frequency ultrasonic assisted hydrolysis process, Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 21:754-760.
  2. Riski Titian Ginting, Chi Chin Yap, Muhammad Yahaya, Muhamad Mat Salleh , 2014, Improvement of inverted type organic solar cells performance by incorporating Mg dopant into hydrothermally grown ZnO nanorod array, Journal of Alloys and Compounds 585:696-702
  3. Tan, S.T., Umar, A.A., Yahaya, M., Salleh, M.M., Yap, C.C., Nguyen, H.Q., Dee, C.F., Chang, E.Y. & Oyama, M. 2013. Formation of a multi-arm branched nanorod of ZnO on the Si surface via a nanoseed-induced polytypic crystal growth using the hydrothermal method., Science of Advanced Materials 5: 803-809.
  4. Marjoni Imamora Ali Umar; Chi Chin Yap; Rozidawati Awang; Mohammad Hafizuddin Hj Jumali; Muhamad Mat Salleh; Muhammad Yahaya, 2013,Characterization of multilayer graphene prepared from short-time processed graphite oxide flake, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics;24(4):1282. -1286.
  5. Eng Liang Lim; Chi Chin Yap; Muhammad Yahaya; Muhamad Mat Salleh, 2013,Enhancement of ZnO nanorod arrays-based inverted type hybrid organic solar cell using spin-coated Eosin-Y, Semiconductor Science and Technology, 28(4)
  6. Norhayati Abu Bakar; Muhamad Mat Salleh; Akrajas Ali Umar; Muhammad Yahaya, 2013,Localized surface plasmon resonance sensor using gold nanoparticles for detection of Bisphenol, A Key Engineering; Materials, 543:342 -345.
  7. Nurul Huda Yusoff; Muhamad Mat Salleh; Muhamad Yahaya, 2013, Room temperature fluorescence gas sensor based on coated TiO2 nanoparticles, Key Engineering, Materials;543:373-376.
  8. E.K. Chiew; Muhammad Yahaya; A.P. Othman, 2013,Investigation of recombination process of, P3HT: PCBM organic solarcell, Advanced Materials Research 622:1147-1151.
  9. E.L. Lim; C.C. Yap; M. Yahaya; M.M. Salleh, 2013,Performance enhancement of hybrid solar, cells via surface modification; with diluted. P3HT, Journal of Physics: Conference Series,431(1).
  10. R.T. Ginting; C.C. Yap; M. Yahaya; V. Fauzia; M.M. Salleh, 2013,Active layer spin, coating speed dependence of inverted organic solar cell based on Eosin-Y-coated ZnO nanorod arrays, Journal of Physics:; Conference. Series. 431(1)
  11. S.T. Tan; A.A. Umar; M. Yahaya; C.C. Yap; M.M. Salleh,Ultrafast formation of ZnO, nanorods via seed-mediated microwave assisted hydrolysis process, Journal of Physics: Conference Series 2013;431(1)..
  12. Akrajas Ali Umar; Muhammad Yahaya; Muhamad Mat Salleh, The 3rd ISESCO International Workshop and Conference on Nanotechnology 2012 (IWCN2012), Journal of Physics: Conference Series 2013;431(1)..
  13. Nasehah Syamin Sabri; Chi Chin Yap; Muhammad Yahaya; Muhamad Mat Salleh,, MEHPPV:PCBM-based bulk heterojunction organic solar cell blended with various organic salts, AIP Conference Proceedings 2013;1528:277. -281.
  14. Marjoni Imamora Ali Umar; Chi Chin Yap; Rozidawati Awang; Akrajas Ali Umar; Muhamad Mat, Salleh; Muhammad Yahaya, 2013Formation of gold-coated multilayer graphene via thermal reduction, Material Letters. 106:200 -203.
  15. Vivi Fauzia; Akrajas Ali Umar; Muhamad Mat Salleh; Muhammad Yahaya, 2013,Effect of gold, nanoparticles density grown directly on the surface on the performance of organic solar cell, Current Nanoscience ,9(2):187 -191.
  16. Mohammad Hafizuddin Hj. Jumali, Tio Ying Ying, Norhashimah Ramli, Muhammad Mat Salleh and Muhammad Yahaya ,2011, Effect of La2O3 additions on microstructure, morphology and pressure sensing behaviour of PZT based ceramics sintered in Al2O3 environment Advanced Materials Research, 173:96-101.
  17. M. H. H. Jumali, I. Izzuddin, H. Najib, M. Yahaya and M. M. Salleh,2011, Effect of Deposition Techniques on Fabrication of NBT Films Solid State Science and Technology Letters , 18(1&2):88-94
  18. S. M. Mohamad, M. H. H. Jumali, R. Awang, M. Yahaya and M. M. Salleh,2011,Controlled-growth of ZnO nanowires with different processing temperatures,Journal of Solid State Science and Technology 19(1):101-10
  19. C.C. Yap, M. Yahaya & M.M. Salleh ,2011, Effect of organic salt doping on the performance of single layer bulk heterojunction organic solar cell, Solar Energy ,85(1):95-99
  20. C.C. Yap, M. Yahaya, and M.M. Salleh ,2012Inverted Bulk Heterojunction Organic Solar Cell with ZnO Nanorod Arrays, Journal of Solid State Science and Technology19(1):101-106
  21. Eng Liang Lim, Chi Chin Yap, Muhammad Yahaya, Muhamad Mat Salleh, 2012,ZnO nanorod arrays coated with Eosin-Y at different concentrations for inverted bulk heterojunction organic solar cells, Advanced Materials Research 501:214-218
  22. Riski Titian Ginting, Chi Chin Yap, Muhammad Yahaya, Muhamad Mat Salleh , 2012, Effect of Eosin-Y coating temperature on the performance of inverted bulk heterojunction organic solar cells,Advanced Materials Research 501:199-203
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