Dr Fannon Lim

  • Associate Professor in Mechanical Design and Materials, UGS (School of Engineering)

Research interests

Biography

I was awarded a first class honors degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1999 and a PhD in 2003 from the University of Glasgow. After graduating, I returned to Singapore and started my career as a research scientist for the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). During my time in A*STAR, I managed a $60 million fund that bridges promising A*STAR's technologies from lab-scale to commercially viable ones. Thereafter, I was a Chief Operating Officer for a startup company where I played an instrumental role in developing the company’s solar and LEDs technologies.

I was awarded the A*STAR International Fellowship (Singapore), and UK scholarships from EPSRC, Nestlé and Faculty of Engineering for my PhD studies. I also received the IMechE James Bates Prize, the Brown Prize in Engineering, the Silver Award in the Tan Kah Kee Young Inventors’ Award, and the Ministry of Trade and Industry Borderless Award. In 2011, I joined University of Glasgow Singapore and held the positions of programme director for the mechanical and civil engineering programmes.

Research Interests

• High power ultrasonics (cutting, inactivation of organisms, mixing, etc)

• Reliability and Failure analysis

• Accelerated testing methodologies

My research interests are in high power ultrasonics and reliability. Power ultrasonics is where ultrasonic energies, at low ultrasonic frequencies (around 20 kHz up to 100 kHz) and high power (from tens of Watts to several kiloWatts), are used to effect a desirable change in a medium. My research aims at the design of novel high power ultrasonic tools and devices that offer substantial advantages over conventional toolings.

In reliability, I study the degradation and failure through numerical simulation and accelerated testing methodologies to provide accurate diagnosis and prognosis on the integrity of parts and assemblies, which is a key enabler to improve the reliability of parts from failures. Failure analysis is also commonly used to aid forensic failure of parts.


Grants

• 2016 - 19 : Development and Implementation of Low Power Ultrasonic Disinfection System for High-flow Ballast Water Treatment through Numerical and Experimental Studies of Ultrasonic Cavitation. Singapore Maritime Institute (S$638,000)

• 2013 - 16 : Transient Thermal Management of Light Emitting Diodes. Nanyang Polytechnic (S$120,000)


Supervision

PhD Students:

• Dr Hafiiz Osman (2018) – Ultrasonic disinfection using large area compact radial mode resonators.

• Law Thong Kok (current) – Thermal management and humidity based prognostics of high-power LED packages.


Teaching

  • Materials & Manufacture 3
  • Design & Manufacture 3
  • Dynamics 3
  • Final Year Projects

Publications

List by: Type | Date

Jump to: 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002
Number of items: 20.

2018

Law, T. K. and Lim, F. (2018) A practical degradation based method to predict long-term moisture incursion and colour change in high power LEDs. IEEE Photonics Journal, 10(5), 8201414. (doi:10.1109/JPHOT.2018.2869726)

Chang-Wei, K., Tandiono, , Xin, L., Turangan, C. K., Osman, H., Lim, F. , Lucas, M. and Tan, M. (2018) Numerical and Experimental Studies of Collapsing Cavitation Bubbles for Ballast Water Treatment. In: 37th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE 2018), Madrid, Spain, 7-22 Jun 2018, (Accepted for Publication)

2017

Law, T. K., Lim, F. , Li, Y. , Puan, X., Sng, G.K.E. and Teo, J. W. R. (2017) Effect of packaging architecture on the optical and thermal performances of high-power light emitting diodes. Journal of Electronic Packaging, 139(3), 031003. (doi:10.1115/1.4036066)

Osman, H. , Lim, F. and Lucas, M. (2017) Parametric Study of Multiple-Orifice Ultrasonic Resonators. 46th Ultrasonics Industry Symposium, Dresden, Germany, 24-26 Apr 2017.

Law, T.K., Lim, F. , Li, Y. , Teo, J.W. R. and Wei, S. (2017) Effects of Humidity on the Electro-Optical-Thermal Characteristics of High-Power LEDs. In: 2016 IEEE 18th Electronics Packaging Technology Conference (EPTC), Singapore, 30 Nov - 03 Dec 2016, pp. 718-723. ISBN 9781509043705 (doi:10.1109/EPTC.2016.7861576)

Osman, H. , Lim, F. and Lucas, M. (2017) Vibration Response of a High Power Compact Large-Area Ultrasonic Resonator. In: 2017 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS), Washington, D.C., USA, 6-9 Sept 2017, ISBN 9781538633830 (doi:10.1109/ULTSYM.2017.8092515)

2016

Osman, H., Lim, F. , Lucas, M. and Balasubramaniam, P. (2016) Development of an ultrasonic resonator for ballast water disinfection. Physics Procedia, 87, pp. 99-104. (doi:10.1016/j.phpro.2016.12.016)

Law, T.K., Lim, F. , Li, Y. , Yeong, K.K. G., Sng, G.K. E., Uvarajan, M.V. and Teo, J.W. R. (2016) Implications of phosphor coating on the thermal characteristics of phosphor-converted white LEDs. IEEE Transactions on Device and Materials Reliability, 16(4), pp. 576-582. (doi:10.1109/TDMR.2016.2605059)

Osman, H., Lim, F. , Lucas, M. and Balasubramaniam, P. (2016) Development of a Novel Ultrasonic Resonator for Ballast Water Disinfection. 45th Annual Symposium of the Ultrasonic Industry Association, Seattle, WA, 04-06 Apr 2016.

2015

Law, T. K., Lim, F. , Li, Y. , Teo, R. and Tai, Z. M. (2015) Achieving Accurate Electro-Optical-Thermal Measurements of High-Power LEDs. In: 2015 IEEE 17th Electronics Packaging and Technology Conference (EPTC), Singapore, 2 - 4 Dec 2015, ISBN 9781424451005 (doi:10.1109/EPTC.2015.7412321)

2004

Lim, F.N. , Cartmell, M.P., Cardoni, A. and Lucas, M. (2004) A preliminary investigation into optimising the response of vibrating systems used for ultrasonic cutting. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 272(3-5), pp. 1047-1069. (doi:10.1016/j.jsv.2003.03.011)

Cardoni, A., Lucas, M., Cartmell, M. and Lim, F. (2004) A novel multiple blade ultrasonic cutting device. Ultrasonics, 42(1-9), pp. 69-74. (doi:10.1016/j.ultras.2004.02.004)

Cardoni, A., Lucas, M. , Cartmell, M. and Lim, F. (2004) A novel multiple-blade ultrasonic cutting device. In: Ultrasonics International 2003, Granada, Spain, 1- 3 Jul 2003, pp. 69-74. (doi:10.1016/j.ultras.2004.02.004)

2003

Cardoni, A., Lucas, M., Cartmell, M.P. and Lim, F.C.N. (2003) Nonlinear and parametric vibrations in ultrasonic cutting systems. Materials Science Forum, 440-1, pp. 397-404. (doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.440-441.397)

Cardoni, A., Lucas, M.L., Cartmell, M.P. and Lim, F.C.N. (2003) Controlling the effects of modal interactions in ultrasonic cutting devices. In: 5th World Congress on Ultrasonics, Paris, France, 7-10 Sep 2003, pp. 49-56.

Cardoni, A., Lucas, M.L., Cartmell, M.P. and Lim, F.C.N. (2003) Nonlinear and parametric vibrations in an ultrasonic cutting system. In: 5th International Conference on Modern Practice in Stress and Vibration Analysis, Glasgow, UK, 9-11 Sep 2003, pp. 397-406.

Cartmell, M.P., Lim, F.C.N. , Cardoni, A. and Lucas, M.L. (2003) Optimisation of the vibrational response of ultrasonic cutting systems. In: IMA Bifurcations Conference, Southampton, UK, 28-30 Jul 2003,

Lucas, M. , Cardoni, A., Lim, F.C.N. and Cartmell, M.P. (2003) Effects of modal interactions on vibration performance in ultrasonic cutting. CIRP Annals-Manufacturing Technology, 52(1), pp. 193-196. (doi:10.1016/S0007-8506(07)60563-0)

2002

Cardoni, A., Lim, F.C.N. , Lucas, M. and Cartmell, M.P. (2002) Modal interaction in ultrasonic systems. In: Forum Acucticum Sevilla 2002, Seville, Spain,

Lucas, M., Cardoni, A., Cartmell, M.P. and Lim, C.N.F. (2002) Experimental and computational modelling of vibration performance of ulstrasonic tools for manufacturing applications. In: 32nd Ultrasonics Industries Association Symposium, New York, NY, USA, 2002,

This list was generated on Fri Apr 19 00:52:16 2019 BST.
Number of items: 20.

Articles

Law, T. K. and Lim, F. (2018) A practical degradation based method to predict long-term moisture incursion and colour change in high power LEDs. IEEE Photonics Journal, 10(5), 8201414. (doi:10.1109/JPHOT.2018.2869726)

Law, T. K., Lim, F. , Li, Y. , Puan, X., Sng, G.K.E. and Teo, J. W. R. (2017) Effect of packaging architecture on the optical and thermal performances of high-power light emitting diodes. Journal of Electronic Packaging, 139(3), 031003. (doi:10.1115/1.4036066)

Osman, H., Lim, F. , Lucas, M. and Balasubramaniam, P. (2016) Development of an ultrasonic resonator for ballast water disinfection. Physics Procedia, 87, pp. 99-104. (doi:10.1016/j.phpro.2016.12.016)

Law, T.K., Lim, F. , Li, Y. , Yeong, K.K. G., Sng, G.K. E., Uvarajan, M.V. and Teo, J.W. R. (2016) Implications of phosphor coating on the thermal characteristics of phosphor-converted white LEDs. IEEE Transactions on Device and Materials Reliability, 16(4), pp. 576-582. (doi:10.1109/TDMR.2016.2605059)

Lim, F.N. , Cartmell, M.P., Cardoni, A. and Lucas, M. (2004) A preliminary investigation into optimising the response of vibrating systems used for ultrasonic cutting. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 272(3-5), pp. 1047-1069. (doi:10.1016/j.jsv.2003.03.011)

Cardoni, A., Lucas, M., Cartmell, M. and Lim, F. (2004) A novel multiple blade ultrasonic cutting device. Ultrasonics, 42(1-9), pp. 69-74. (doi:10.1016/j.ultras.2004.02.004)

Cardoni, A., Lucas, M., Cartmell, M.P. and Lim, F.C.N. (2003) Nonlinear and parametric vibrations in ultrasonic cutting systems. Materials Science Forum, 440-1, pp. 397-404. (doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.440-441.397)

Lucas, M. , Cardoni, A., Lim, F.C.N. and Cartmell, M.P. (2003) Effects of modal interactions on vibration performance in ultrasonic cutting. CIRP Annals-Manufacturing Technology, 52(1), pp. 193-196. (doi:10.1016/S0007-8506(07)60563-0)

Conference or Workshop Item

Osman, H. , Lim, F. and Lucas, M. (2017) Parametric Study of Multiple-Orifice Ultrasonic Resonators. 46th Ultrasonics Industry Symposium, Dresden, Germany, 24-26 Apr 2017.

Osman, H., Lim, F. , Lucas, M. and Balasubramaniam, P. (2016) Development of a Novel Ultrasonic Resonator for Ballast Water Disinfection. 45th Annual Symposium of the Ultrasonic Industry Association, Seattle, WA, 04-06 Apr 2016.

Conference Proceedings

Chang-Wei, K., Tandiono, , Xin, L., Turangan, C. K., Osman, H., Lim, F. , Lucas, M. and Tan, M. (2018) Numerical and Experimental Studies of Collapsing Cavitation Bubbles for Ballast Water Treatment. In: 37th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE 2018), Madrid, Spain, 7-22 Jun 2018, (Accepted for Publication)

Law, T.K., Lim, F. , Li, Y. , Teo, J.W. R. and Wei, S. (2017) Effects of Humidity on the Electro-Optical-Thermal Characteristics of High-Power LEDs. In: 2016 IEEE 18th Electronics Packaging Technology Conference (EPTC), Singapore, 30 Nov - 03 Dec 2016, pp. 718-723. ISBN 9781509043705 (doi:10.1109/EPTC.2016.7861576)

Osman, H. , Lim, F. and Lucas, M. (2017) Vibration Response of a High Power Compact Large-Area Ultrasonic Resonator. In: 2017 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS), Washington, D.C., USA, 6-9 Sept 2017, ISBN 9781538633830 (doi:10.1109/ULTSYM.2017.8092515)

Law, T. K., Lim, F. , Li, Y. , Teo, R. and Tai, Z. M. (2015) Achieving Accurate Electro-Optical-Thermal Measurements of High-Power LEDs. In: 2015 IEEE 17th Electronics Packaging and Technology Conference (EPTC), Singapore, 2 - 4 Dec 2015, ISBN 9781424451005 (doi:10.1109/EPTC.2015.7412321)

Cardoni, A., Lucas, M. , Cartmell, M. and Lim, F. (2004) A novel multiple-blade ultrasonic cutting device. In: Ultrasonics International 2003, Granada, Spain, 1- 3 Jul 2003, pp. 69-74. (doi:10.1016/j.ultras.2004.02.004)

Cardoni, A., Lucas, M.L., Cartmell, M.P. and Lim, F.C.N. (2003) Controlling the effects of modal interactions in ultrasonic cutting devices. In: 5th World Congress on Ultrasonics, Paris, France, 7-10 Sep 2003, pp. 49-56.

Cardoni, A., Lucas, M.L., Cartmell, M.P. and Lim, F.C.N. (2003) Nonlinear and parametric vibrations in an ultrasonic cutting system. In: 5th International Conference on Modern Practice in Stress and Vibration Analysis, Glasgow, UK, 9-11 Sep 2003, pp. 397-406.

Cartmell, M.P., Lim, F.C.N. , Cardoni, A. and Lucas, M.L. (2003) Optimisation of the vibrational response of ultrasonic cutting systems. In: IMA Bifurcations Conference, Southampton, UK, 28-30 Jul 2003,

Cardoni, A., Lim, F.C.N. , Lucas, M. and Cartmell, M.P. (2002) Modal interaction in ultrasonic systems. In: Forum Acucticum Sevilla 2002, Seville, Spain,

Lucas, M., Cardoni, A., Cartmell, M.P. and Lim, C.N.F. (2002) Experimental and computational modelling of vibration performance of ulstrasonic tools for manufacturing applications. In: 32nd Ultrasonics Industries Association Symposium, New York, NY, USA, 2002,

This list was generated on Fri Apr 19 00:52:16 2019 BST.