Department of
Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering

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How Ho Cheng

Associate Professor,



Ir. Dr. How Ho Cheng graduated with his BEng (Hons) and PhD degrees in mechanical engineering from University of Strathclyde, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1994 and 1998, respectively. He is a chartered engineer registered under Engineering Council of United Kingdom, and also a professional engineer with Board of Engineers Malaysia.

Ir. Dr. How pursued his career in a high-paced semiconductor industry upon his graduation, and has extensive experience in both upstream wafer fabrication process, and downstream assembly and test of advanced packaging microprocessor device. He has established his areas of expertise in advanced packaging and assembly materials development, failure and root cause analysis, materials characterization techniques, and yield improvement methodology for a high-volume manufacturing environment.

Ir. Dr. How has been a full-time academic since December 2013.

Expertise Summary

Advanced packaging and assembly materials development; failure and root cause analysis; materials characterization techniques; yield improvement methodology for a high-volume manufacturing environment; carbon nanotubes; additive manufacturing.

Teaching Summary

Materials and Manufacturing; Design, Manufacture and Project; Making Metals Perform; Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing; MEng/BEng Individual Project

Recent Publications

  • SAFAEI B, HOW HC and SCRIBANO G, 2022. A Computational Study on Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes in a Sooty Inverse Diffusion Flame International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology.
  • HOCK YEE WONG, HO CHENG HOW and JEE HOU HO, 2022. Chemical kinetics modelling for the effect of chimney on diffusion flame in carbon nanotubes synthesis Journal of Physics: Conference Series. 2169(1), 012022
  • HO CHENG HOW, YUEN LEONG CHOW, HOCK YEE WONG, JEE HOU HO and CHUNG LIM LAW, 2022. Synthesising Copper-Carbon Nanotube Composites through Methane Diffusion Flame Materials Today Proceedings. (In Press.)
  • HOCK, TEE K., CHALA, GIRMA T. and CHENG, HOW H., 2020. An innovative hybrid steam-microwave sterilization of palm oil fruits at atmospheric pressure INNOVATIVE FOOD SCIENCE & EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES. 60,
  • AISHA, SUI RABIATULL, OURJIN, A., WAH, N. M., HOWAND, H. C. and CHIN, Y. T., 2011. Interfacial Reactions of SAC305 and SAC405 Solders on Electroless Ni(P)/Immersion Au and Electroless Ni(B)/Immersion Au Finishes PROCEEDINGS OF THE 2010 34TH IEEE/CPMT INTERNATIONAL ELECTRONICS MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE (IEMT 2010).
  • HOW, HC and BAKER, TN, 1999. Characterisation of sliding friction-induced subsurface deformation of Saffil-reinforced AA6061 composites WEAR. 232(1), 106-115
  • HOW, HC and BAKER, TN, 1997. Dry sliding wear behaviour of Saffil-reinforced AA6061 composites WEAR. 210(1-2), 263-272
  • HOW, HC and BAKER, TN, 1997. The influence of sliding velocity on the dry sliding wear behaviour of a Saffil-reinforced AA6061 composite EUROMAT 97 - PROCEEDINGS OF THE 5TH EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON ADVANCED MATERIALS AND PROCESSES AND APPLICATIONS: MATERIALS, FUNCTIONALITY & DESIGN, VOL 1. 41-44

Department of Mechanical, Manufacturing and Materials Engineering

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