Professor Lim is the inaugural NUS Society Professor, Founding Principal Investigator of the Mechanobiology Institute as well as Acting Director of the Biomedical Institute for Global Health Research & Technology at the National University of Singapore. His research interests include mechanobiology of human diseases, microfluidic technologies for diagnosis and precision medicine and flexible wearable technologies for biomedical applications.
Prof Lim has authored more than 360 journal papers including in Nature, Nature Materials, Nature Comm, Nature Protocols, Nature Reviews Materials, Chemical Reviews, Advanced Materials and PNAS. He has been invited to deliver more than 350 plenary/keynote/invited talks. He is an elected Fellow of the American Institute for Medical & Biological Engineering (AIMBE), International Academy for Medical & Biological Engineering (IAMBE) and the Academy of Engineering, Singapore. He is also an elected member of the World Council of Biomechanics. He currently sits on the editorial boards or as Associate Editor of more than 20 international journals. He cofunded six startups and one incubator to commercialize technologies developed in his lab. His technologies mainly focus on addressing human diseases such as cancer and diabetes.
Prof Lim and his team have garnered more than 80 research awards and honors including being a Highly Cited Researcher 2018, Human Frontier Science Program Award 2018, International Precision Medicine Conference Prize 2017, Asian Scientist 100 in 2016, ASEAN Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award 2016, Wall Street Journal Asian Innovation Award (Gold) 2012, President’s Technology Award 2011 and the IES Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award 2010, 2016 among others. His research was cited by the MIT Technology Review magazine as one of the top ten emerging technologies of 2006 that will “have a significant impact on business, medicine or culture.”