Dr Fannon Lim
- Associate Professor in Mechanical Design and Materials, UGS (School of Engineering)
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.
• 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.
• 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)
• 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.
- Materials & Manufacture 3
- Design & Manufacture 3
- Dynamics 3
- Final Year Projects