Dr Ren Chong LIM

renchong.lim@ubd.edu.bn

Lecturer, Centre for Advanced Material and Energy Sciences

               

     

I am a lecturer at the Centre for Advanced Material and Energy Sciences, Universiti Brunei Darussalam. The main mission of this research centre is to support economic diversification in Brunei Darussalam through innovation and high-quality graduate-training.

My primary, multidisciplinary research-interests lie within nanotechnology, photonics, biotechnology, bioenergetics and single-molecule biophysics. To date, I have successfully supervised two graduate students (one Master and one PhD) on the product development of antifungal coatings for domestic applications and thermo-reflective polarising roof materials to increase energy efficiency of buildings.

At the undergraduate level, I teach energy-storage systems and engineering mechanics. In addition, I am involved with the UBD Entrepreneurship Village which spearheads entrepreneurship training and education at the university.

I am also a long-term visitor at the Clarendon Laboratory, Department of Physics, 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, biotechnology, bioenergetics, photonics, single-molecule biophysics

FUTURE PROJECTS

Research, Product Development and Demonstration of Coatings for Maritime-Building Infrastructure

The aim of this applied-research project is to develop and demonstrate coatings for application in maritime-building infrastructure. There are three types of coatings to be developed and demonstrated: antifungal, anticorrosion and concrete-protection. There are three main activities for this project. The initial research and development activity will take place at the Centre for Advanced Material and Energy Sciences (CAMES), under the host organisation, Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD). The latter demonstration activity will be conducted in collaboration with the Centre of Science and Technology, Research and Development (CSTRAD) on maritime-building assets belonging to the Ministry of Defence Brunei Darussalam. The final activity involves filing the patent applications related to these coating products. Laboratory skills and knowledge related to undergraduate Chemistry and/or Physics are required.


Applications Invited
PhD and Master in Material Science by Research

Product Development of Antibacterial Coatings

In this research project, we aim to develop an antibacterial coating for use in the healthcare industry. We intend to develop such coatings based on a perfluorinated ionomer called Nafion. This technology has been previously used to develop photocatalytic antifungal and thermo-reflective polarising roof materials. Laboratory skills and knowledge related to undergraduate Chemistry and/or Physics are required.


Applications Invited
PhD and Master in Material Science by Research
5

Scopus Publications

99

Google Scholar Citations

3

Google Scholar h-index

2

Google Scholar i10-index

Scopus Publications

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

YFC Chau, CTC Chao, HJ Huang, RC Lim, HP Chiang (2019) Tunable plasmonic effects arising from metal–dielectric nanorods. Applied Optics 58(10), 2530-2539

NNB Rosli, LC Ming, AH Mahadi, S Wattanasiriwech, RC Lim and NTRN Kumara (2018) Ruthenium dye (N3) removal from simulated wastewater using bamboo charcoal and activated bamboo charcoal. Key Engineering Materials 765, 92-98

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

NNB Rosli, LC Ming, AH Mahadi, S Wattanasiriwech, RC Lim and NTRN Kumara (2018) Ruthenium dye (N3) removal from simulated wastewater using bamboo charcoal and activated bamboo charcoal. Key Engineering Materials 765, 92-98

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

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

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, HJ Huang, RC Lim, HP Chiang (2019) Tunable plasmonic effects arising from metal–dielectric nanorods. Applied Optics 58(10), 2530-2539

GRANT DETAILS

Biomass Treatment Using Hydrothermal System for Sustainable Energy Application
Reference No: UBD/RSCH/URC/RG(b)/2019/003
Grant Amount: BND 80,800.00
Co-Principal Investigator
1st June 2019 - 31st May 2021

Machine Learning-Aided Product-Development of Nation-Based Coatings
Reference No: UBD/RSCH/1.1/RG/2018/001
Grant Amount: BND 29,850.00
Principal Investigator
15th February 2018 - 14th November 2019

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 and intellectual property management