Yap Tze Chuen

Associate Professor

Roles and responsibilities

Dr Yap is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences.


Dr Yap completed his BEng (Hons) in Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in 2000. He subsequently obtained his MSc in Mechanical Engineering from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and PhD in Engineering from Multimedia University, Malaysia. Prior to joining Heriot-Watt University in November 2015, he had been a lecturer/senior lecturer in Multimedia University for over 12 years. His research interests are in Dry Friction and Wear.  He is a Chartered Engineer and a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).