Soo Yong (Grace) Lim received the BEng(Hons) degree in electronics majoring in telecommunications from Multimedia University, Malaysia, in 2003 and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA, in 2010. She is currently an assistant professor with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus. Prior to joining Nottingham in January 2014, she was with the Centre for Applied Electromagnetic, Multimedia University from 2004 to 2006, the Hawaii Center for Advanced Communications (HCAC) from 2007 to 2010, and Sunway University from 2011 to 2013. Her current research interest includes radio propagation modeling, channel measurements, and ray tracing.
Ir. Dr. Lim is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA, UK), a senior member of the IEEE, and a registered professional engineer both with the Boards of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) and with the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM). She has served the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society as a member of the Education Committee since 2011 and is currently an associate editor of the Computer Applications in Engineering Education, published by John Wiley and Sons. In July 2018, she was honored as the recipient of the IEEE AP-S Donald G. Dudley Jr. Undergraduate Teaching Award, with this citation "For modernizing the teaching of electromagnetics and for innovating its relevant curriculum design". Earlier in the same year in May, she was selected as the Reviewer of the Month by IEEE Access, "for notable services and fine contributions towards the advancement of IEEE Access". This recognition is to thank her "for her valuable and thorough feedback on manuscript, and for her quick turnaround on reviews". In 2012, she won the Award for Achievement in Research for Early Career Researchers, Sunway University; and a bronze medal at the Malaysia Technology Expo, awarded by the Malaysian Association of Research Scientists.
Dr. Lim's research interests for the past decade have revolved primarily around radio propagation measurement and modeling in wireless communication environments. She adopts the fundamental, physics-based, and empirical approach to modeling random electromagnetic waves in special and not-well-explored wireless propagation environments such as indoor stairwells, the outskirt of periodic building façade, open-trench drains in Southeast Asia, and more recently, caves in Malaysia. All these findings are expected to collectively contribute towards accurate planning and implementation of wireless communications systems.
H61ENA Engineering Mathematics (Fields and Waves)
H62PEP Practical Engineering Design Solutions and Project Development (Electronic Project)
H63FWA Fields Waves and Antennas
Research expertise: antennas and propagation, fields and waves, electromagnetics, ray tracing, channel measurement, propagation prediction, and propagation modeling.
Q. P. SOO, S. Y. LIM, D. W. G. LIM, K. M. YAP and S. L. LAU, 2018. Propagation Measurement of a Natural Cave-Turned-Wine-Cellar IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters. 17(5), 743-746
S. Y. LIM, Z. YUN, AND M. F. ISKANDER, 2014. Propagation measurement and modeling for indoor stairwells at 2.4 and 5.8 GHz IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation. 62(9), 4754-4761