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Dr. Lim's research concentrates on Digital Tools (methods, techniques and strategies) - an umbrealla that covers X-Reality and haptics, Cyberphysical systems, Gamification and Serious Games, Knowlegde capture, Data managment and visualisation. He is involved in virtual environment and systems to conduct DFMA (design for assembly and manufacturing) analysis and DFAM (design for additive manufacturing). He has been involved with the fabrication of structures for securing optical components through layer based rapid prototyping technologies. Dr. Lim actively researches novel algorithms used in computational geometry, specifically in the area of solid and mesh modelling. His interest is in applying computer graphics, computational geometry and engineering principles to medical applications relating to maxillofacial and cranial reconstruction. Another area of research is in bio-inspired design, manufacturing and cybernetics on the development of 'living' autonomous machinery (e.g. mirco and macro scale robots). Research interests include, but not limited, to the following topics: Rapid Field Deployable Prototyping (RFDP)Technologies, Operational research, Discreet event modelling and simulation in PLM/CAE, Automatic Feature Recognition (AFR), Wet-ware IIOT and wearable robotics.


Dr. T. Lim graduated in Mechanical Engineering with Computer-Aided Engineering from Heriot-Watt University in 1997 and obtained his PhD in 2000. He undertook a Research Associate position in 2000, working in the area of optical computing with the Department of Physics before pursuing a post-doctorate in the field of advanced Design and Manufacturing in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. In September 2007, he became a lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He has published several papers on Feature Recognition, Optimising Tool Selection, Haptics, and optical computing. Dr. Lim is also co-author of the book '3D Modeling with ACIS'. Dr. Lim has also worked as a propulsion and airframe engineer in the Air Force for six years before joining BMW as a technical engineer for a further two years prior to joining the academia. Major achievements Over 20 international journal and conference publications. Developed unique feature recognition algorithms that have been commercialised. Developed virtual-tactile environment for evaluating manufacturing processes. Generated multi-disciplinary projects and involved in FP5 and FP7 calls. Co-authored book titled '3D Modeling with ACIS'.


  • TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
  • Art & Creative Design
  • Engineering & Product Design
  • Information & Communication Technology


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