Author: Saw Kim Guan

PhD (Melbourne)

My current interests include:

1) interaction in distance learning
2) self-perceived employability
3) Malaysian adolescents' engagement with communication and writing on the Internet
3) Diamond thin films: Nucleation and growth
4) ZnO thin films: Nucleation and growth
5) Nanostructures
6) Heterojunctions of diamond and ZnO


Publication period start: 1997
Number of co-authors: 29


Number of publications with favourite co-authors
K. Ibrahim
J. du Plessis
Z. Hassan

Productive Colleagues

Most productive colleagues in number of publications
I. Jaafar
Hanafi Atan
Rozhan Idrus


Guan, Saw Kim, Tneh, S.S., Yam, F.K., Hassan, Z., Ng, S.S. (2010): Ultraviolet photoresponse properties of zinc oxide on type IIb diamond heterojunction. In Physica B, 405 (0) pp. 4123-4127.

Guan, Saw Kim, Majid, Omar, Ghani, Noraidah A, Atan, H, Rahman, Zuraidah A, Eng, Tan Kok, Idrus, Rozhan M (2008): The videoconferencing learning environment: Technology, interaction and learning intersect. In British Journal of Educational Technology, 39 (3) pp. 475-485.

Guan, Saw Kim, Lim, Y. T., Tan, G. L., Hassan, Z., Ibrahim, K., Yam, F. K., Ng, S. S. (2008): Effect of zinc on the growth mechanism of zinc oxide nanostructures in the nitrogen enviro. In Jouranl of Physics D: Applied Physics, 41 (0) pp. 055506.

Guan, Saw Kim, Ibrahim, K., Tee, Lim Yam (2007): Self-Compensation in ZnO Thin Films : An Insight From X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy, Ra. In Thin Solid Films, 515 (5) pp. 2879-2884.

Guan, Saw Kim (2007): Effect of diffusion length on the nucleation of chemical vapour deposition diamond. In Surface Science, 601 (24) pp. 5736-5739.

Guan, Saw Kim, Plessis, J. du (2005): Diamond Growth On Faceted Sapphire And The Charged Cluster Model. In Journal of crystal growth, 279 (3) pp. 349-356.

Guan, Saw Kim, Plessis, J. du (2004): The X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy C 1s Diamond Peak Of Chemical Vapour Deposition Diamo. In Materials Letters, 58 (0) pp. 1344-1348.

Guan, Saw Kim, Awang, M. N., Idrus, R. M., Atan, H., Azli, N. A., Jaafar, I., Rahman, Z. A., Latiff, Z. A. (1999): Educational transition of East Malaysian distance learners. In Open Learning, 14 (3) pp. 24-36.

Guan, Saw Kim, Idrus, Rozhan M. (1997): Post-Fordist Distance Education and Transformative Learning. In International Journal of University Adult Education, 0 (2) pp. 22-35.

Majid, Omar, Rahman, Zuraidah A., Ghani, Noraida A., Guan, Saw Kim, Idrus, Rozhan, Atan, Hanafi (2006): The Video Conferencing Learning Environment in Distance Education: A Study of the Interact. In: ICALT 2006 - Proceedings of the 6th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies 5-7 July, 2006, Kerkrade, The Netherlands. pp. 992-996.