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Chin Seong Lim

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering

Contact

  • workRoom BB74 Block B
    Malaysia Campus
    Jalan Broga
    43500 Semenyih
    Selangor Darul Ehsan
    Malaysia
  • work+6 (03) 8725 3553
  • fax+6 (03) 8924 8017

Biography

Dr. Lim obtained his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from National University of Singapore (NU S), major in the area of micro/nano technology and development of semiconductor processes. He completed his Bachelor degree study in the field of Mechanical Engineering from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Skudai, Johor Malaysia. Prior to joining University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus, Dr. Lim has more than 8 years of working experience in R&D environment as well as high volume manufacturing industry. He was a Research Scientist in Data Storage Institute (DSI), an Agency of Science, Technology and Research (ASTAR) affliated research institute in Singapore, primarily working on numerous research projects such as the fabrication of nanostructures for optical nanoscopy and nanoimaging application. Dr. Lim also worked in hard disk drive industry (Seagate Industry) as manufacturing engineer, in semiconductor industry (Chartered Semiconductor) as senior engineer in technology development as well as in R&D (NUS) as research engineer. Throughout these years of work experiences, he had been exposed to various high end technologies in micro and nanoengineering. He has been involved in some of the process improvement projects in Seagate whereby through the execution of six sigma approach the yield had been significantly improved and 2 projects were awarded the best team awards.

Currently Dr. Lim is the Assistant Professor in the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) at the Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering. He is the module convenor for Design and Manufacture 1, and Group Design and Make modules. His research interests include laser-based micro/nano fabrication technology, laser materials processing, development of semiconductor processing technologies, advanced manufacturing techniques, advanced materials synthesis and photonics-related research. Dr. Lim also served as pathe committee member in the Mechanical Engineering Technical Division (METD) in The Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) for numerous years in which the division has won the prestige Annual IEM Presidential Award.

Expertise Summary

- Laser Materials Proceesing

  • Ablation
  • Surface Modification
  • Laser-matter interaction

- Lithography - Optical & E-beam

- Etching - reactive ion etching, isotropic chemical etching, ion milling

- Optical Engineering

- Thin Film Depositions

- Optical and Atomic Force Microscopy

- Spectroscopy

- Conventional and Non-conventional Machining eg. CNC maching, Electro-discharged Machining

- Terahertz technology

- Metamaterials and Plasmonics

- Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) modeling and simulation

- Six Sigma in Manufacturing Industry for process improvement & yield reduction

Teaching Summary

Dr. Lim's teaching interests are in the area of design and manufacturing whereby he lectures in Year 1 Engineering Drawing and Manufacturing Technologies. He also conduct design office sessions on… read more

Research Summary

Dr. Lim's main research interests are in the area of laser-based micro/nano fabrication technology and advanced manufacturing techniques. He had actively been working on the development surface… read more

Recent Publications

Dr. Lim's teaching interests are in the area of design and manufacturing whereby he lectures in Year 1 Engineering Drawing and Manufacturing Technologies. He also conduct design office sessions on Design and Manufacture as well as workshops on Design Methodology for Year 4 Group Design Project students. Besides that Dr. Lim also supervises BEng and MEng final year research projects students which support part of his research activities in Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Laser Micro/Nano Fabrication Techniques.

MM1DM1 Design and Manufacture 1 - Details

MM4GDM Group Design and Make - Details

MM4ATR Advanced Technology Review

BEng Individual Project & Group Design Project

MEng Individual Project & Group Design and Make Project

MSc Project/Dissertation

Current Research

Dr. Lim's main research interests are in the area of laser-based micro/nano fabrication technology and advanced manufacturing techniques. He had actively been working on the development surface micro/nano structuring technique for micro/nano-device fabrication and characterization. Currently he is involving in the development of semiconductor processing techniques particularly in photolithography and thin film coating technologies for the synthesis of advanced functional materials. He also working on the research of advanced manufacturing technologies such as CNC machining, 3D printing and non-conventional machining processes. Dr. Lim has vast experiences on operation of various laser systems, semiconductor manufacturing processes and characterization methods. He has published papers in numbers of prestige journals such as Nature, Optics Express, Applied Physics Letters and International Journal of Machine Tool and Manufacture, etc.

  • Laser materials processing
  • Advanced manufacturing techniques
  • Micro and nano fabrications
  • Semiconductor manufacturing processes
  • Micro optics fabrication and characterization
  • Surface nanopatterning and nanostructuring
  • Advanced Materials Synthesis
  • Terahertz and Metamaterials
  • Plasmonic and surface plasmon

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