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Dr Ren Chong Lim Lecturer, Centre for Advanced Material and Energy Sciences

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Dr Ren Chong Lim

Lecturer, Centre for Advanced Material and Energy Sciences renchong.lim@ubd.edu.bn


ABOUT ME

I am a lecturer at the Centre for Advanced Material and Energy Sciences (CAMES) where we focus on niche, high-impact, multidisciplinary research areas which will hopefully develop to become focal points for a sustainable, high-value, knowledge-based economy in Brunei Darussalam.

Previously, I graduated with a DPhil in Condensed Matter Physics from University of Oxford in 2015 where I wrote a multidisciplinary thesis on applying external torque to the bacterial flagellar motor - a biomolecular machine about 50 nm in diameter. I also hold a Master of Research with Distinction in Photonics and a Master in Science (First Class Honours) in Physics, both awarded from Imperial College London.

In addition to my appointment as a lecturer at Universiti Brunei Darussalam, I am a long-term visitor at the Clarendon Laboratory, University of Oxford.

EDUCATION

DPhil in Condensed Matter Physics (University of Oxford, UK)
MRes in Photonics (Imperial College London, UK)
MSci in Physics (Imperial College London, UK)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

nanotechnology, photonics, biotechnology, bioenergetics, single-molecule biophysics

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Scopus Publications

62

Google Scholar Citations

3

Google Scholar h-index

1

Google Scholar i10-index


FUTURE PROJECTS

Research, Business Development and Demonstration of Anti-Corrosion Coatings for Maritime Applications

This is a research, business development and demonstration (R&BDD) project in collaboration with the Centre of Science and Technology Research and Development, Ministry of Defence (CSTRAD). The product-development aspect of the project will take place at UBD-CAMES using coating technologies previously acquired under the UBD-BEBD-Pixela BRISc project which ended in July 2016. Business development will be conducted in collaboration with supply-chain and performance management experts from UBD School of Business and Economics (UBD-SBE). Finally, the products developed will be demonstrated on maritime assets belonging to the Royal Brunei Navy and Building Works Department under the Ministry of Defence, Brunei.

Application invited for: PhD and Master in Material Science by Research

Machine Learning-Aided Product Development of Nafion-Based Coatings

In this research project, we aim to use machine learning to derive insights to guide the development of coating-products based on Nafion using technology acquired under the UBD-BEBD-Pixela BRISc project which ended in July 2016. To date, we have developed Nafion-based coatings for antimicrobial, and anticorrosion (and soon antifouling) applications. Further research, innovation and development must continue in order to increase and sustain the value of the products developed. To this end, we intend to use machine learning to lower the product-development costs.

Application invited for: PhD and Master in Material Science by Research

Product Development of Eco-Friendly Antifouling Coatings

In this research project, we aim to develop eco-friendly antifouling coatings for use in the maritime industry to prevent biofouling of submerged structures by colonising marine organisms. We intend to develop such coatings based on a perfluorinated ionomer called Nafion, technology of which was acquired previously under the UBD-BEBD-Pixela BRISc Project. The technology has been used to develop antimicrobial and anticorrosion coatings. Now, we intend to explore the development of eco-friendly antifouling coatings based on this technology. Such coatings can reduce building maintenance costs as well as preserve the natural biodiversity of the marine environment.

Application invited for: PhD and Master in Material Science by Research


RECENT PUBLICATIONS

YFC Chau, CTC Chao, JY Rao, HP Chiang, CM Lim, RC Lim, and NY Voo (2016) Tunable optical performances on a periodic array of plasmonic bowtie nanoantennas with hollow cavities. Nanoscale Research Letters 11(1), 411

MJ Tipping, NJ Delalez, R Lim, RM Berry, and JP Armitage (2013) Load-dependent assembly of the bacterial flagellar motor. MBio 4(4), e00551-13

C Macías-Romero, R Lim, MR Foreman, and P Török (2011) Synthesis of structured partially spatially coherent beams. Optics Letters 36(9), 1638-1640


TOP PUBLICATIONS

MJ Tipping, NJ Delalez, R Lim, RM Berry, and JP Armitage (2013) Load-dependent assembly of the bacterial flagellar motor. MBio 4(4), e00551-13

C Macías-Romero, R Lim, MR Foreman, and P Török (2011) Synthesis of structured partially spatially coherent beams. Optics Letters 36(9), 1638-1640

YFC Chau, CTC Chao, JY Rao, HP Chiang, CM Lim, RC Lim, and NY Voo (2016) Tunable optical performances on a periodic array of plasmonic bowtie nanoantennas with hollow cavities. Nanoscale Research Letters 11(1), 411


CONSULTANCY

Yes - please get in touch for more details: renchong.lim@ubd.edu.bn


INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Sustainability consultancy for Unilever (3 weeks) - deriving insights and extracting value from an industrial IoT platform.


SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, or ACADEMIC BENEFITS

Human-capacity development, research commercialisation, and knowledge creation and management.


Scopus Publications