May Lim

Chemical Engineering
Contact details:
+61 2 9385 6587
+61 2 9385 5966

Room 350 Tyree Energy Technologies Building
School of Chemical Engineering
The University of New South Wales
Sydney NSW 2052

My Research

I am a chemical engineer who specialises in the design of advanced materials that exhibited useful properties at the nano-length scale. My research focuses on the fabrication of magnetic, electromagnetic and photo responsive nanomaterials that are driven by function. My goal is to bridge the gaps between fundamental research and applications of these advanced nanomaterials in areas of technological and broad societal interest. I achieved this through novel material design, development of facile fabrication methods, and understanding of how the nanomaterials can be incorporated into new devices or engineering processes. To date, the materials my team designed have been used for cancer drug delivery, water treatment, and high performance electrochemical sensing.

My Teaching

I am the course coordinator for CEIC3003 Chemical Engineering Laboratory, a capstone course that is focused on experimental planning, information gathering and processing, scientific communication, as well as the development of soft-skills such as professionalism, self-directed learning and time management in a hands-on laboratory setting. My teaching interest are in methods that enable students to gain mastery of their discipline through experiential learning and comprehensive feedback, and to use their skills and knowledge as a point of departure to critical thinking and creative problem solving, rather than a point of reference. My goal is to empower UNSW Chemical Engineering students with the skills, confidence and resilience to take on the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century.

In addition, I also lecture in CEIC2001 Fluid and Particle Mechanics and CEIC3002 Experimental Practice.