Lim Chye Ing


Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Lim Chye Ing

Associate Dean, External Engagement
Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Science, Curtin University, Malaysia

Contact Details

Location: Skylark 3 Room 315
Telephone: +60 85 630 100 Ext: 2450
Fax: +60 85 630 254

Research Profile

Scopus Profile ID: 56789383300
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Web of Science ResearcherID: ABA-4949-2020
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Associate Professor Ir Dr Lim Chye Ing graduated with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Hons.) from Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN), Malaysia, MSc Engineering Design (with Distinction) from Loughborough University, United Kingdom, and Doctor of Philosophy – Engineering from Curtin University, Perth, Australia. She is a Professional Engineer with Practicing Certificated in Mechanical discipline, and a Project Management Professional with 10 years of working experience in power and O&G industry, as maintenance engineer and project manager, prior to joining Curtin Malaysia as an academic. She is currently holding the position of Associate Dean, External Engagement for the Faculty of Engineering and Science.

Research Interests

  • Eco-design
  • Sustainable engineering
  • Cleaner production
  • Energy efficiency
  • Sustainability management.

Professional Experience

  • Associate Dean, External Engagement, Faculty of Engineering and Science, Curtin University Malaysia
  • Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department (March 2022 – Current)
  • Senior Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering Department (2017 – 2022)
  • Project Manager, Colour Case Sdn. Bhd. – Petronas LNG Train 9 Project (2014- 2017)
  • Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering Department (2009 – 2014)
  • Engineer (Mechanical Maintenance – Gas Turbines), Tuanku Ja’afar Power Station, Port Dickson PD1 (750MW Combined Cycle), Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) – (2004- 2008)
  • Safety and Training Engineer, Tuanku Ja’afar Power Station, Power Generation Division, Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) – (2002- 2004)
  • Executive Traineer, Tenaga Nasional Berhad (2001 – 2002)

Awards and Certifications

  • 2023 InTex Gold Award
  • 2021 Student Choice Award, Curtin University Malaysia
  • 2020 Student Choice Award, Curtin University Malaysia
  • 2009 School Merit Prize, Wolfson School of Mechanical Engineering, Loughborough University
  • School Merit Prize, Wolfson School of Mechanical Engineering (2009)
  • Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) – Professional Engineer with Practicing Certificate
  • Project Management Institute (PMI), USA – Project Management Professional
  • Advance HE, United Kingdom -Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Research Grants 

  1. Curtin Malaysia Teaching Innovation Project Grant 2023 (RM3,000)
    Enhance Learning of Presentation Skills through Interactive Peer Observation, Feedback and Reflection
  2. Curtin Malaysia Collaborative Research Matching Grant 2021 (RM20,000)
    Investigation and Development of Oil Palm Fresh Fruit Bunch (FFB) Harvesting and Transportation System for Various Terrains in Sarawak – Principal Investigator
  3. FRGS (Ref: FRGS/1/2020/TK0/CURTIN/03/2) (RM 92,237)
    Synergistic Effect of Nanocellulose Incorporation on Coulombic Interaction and Energy Dissipation in the Green Conductive Stretchable Composite based on Ionogel and Palm waste – Co-investigator
  4. Sarawak Multimedia Authority Research Grant 2018 (RM150,000)
    MySabrix – App based brix reflectometer to measure Brix Index for Fruits and Vegetables in Sarawak – Co-investigator
  5. Public-Private Research Network Fund 2018 (RM30,200)
    Microwave Kiln for Beads Production – Co-investigator
  6. Sarawak Multimedia Authority Grant 2018 (RM20,600)
    Industry 4.0 Awareness Programme – Organiser

Consultancy Projects

  1. Greater Miri Development Master Plan – Economic Planning Unit Sarawak – 2022
  2. Miri Urban Transportation Action Plan – Ministry of Transport Sarawak – 2023
  3. Shell SMDS Shell GTL Saraphalt Performance Additives For Asphalt Warm Mixes CO2 Emission Study
  4. Study of Water Hyacinth in the Rivers of Sarawak – Ministry of Transport Sarawak – 2024



  1. Lim, Chye Ing, and K. Biswas Wahidul. 2017. Palm Oil Sustainability Assessment (POSA) Framework. edited by Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia. Malaysia. Filling ID: PI2020007232
  2. Lim, Chye Ing, Teo, Vincent and Lee, Si Min. 2022. Closed Loop Parcel Packaging (CLOPP) edited by Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia. Malaysia. Filling ID: PI2022007145


  1. Filing ID: CRLY2022Q05840/ LY2021E07020
    Team Members: Lim Chye Ing, Fethma M.Nor, Sng Wei Lurn, Denni Kuarniawan
    Filing Name: Finite Element Analysis on Harvesting Blades
  2. Filing ID: LY2019008108
    Team Members: Fethma Binti M.Nor, Sung Aun Naa, Lim Chye Ing, Wong Wei Kitt
    Filing Name: Digitalisation of refractometer to measure Brix index of produce
  3. Filing ID: CRLY2022Q05837/ LY2022Q05837
    Team Members: Lim Chye Ing
    Filing Name: Sustainability Assessment of Malaysian Palm Oil Industries


  1. Suen, Ji Wei, Naveen Kumar Elumalai, Sujan Debnath, Mubarak Nabisab Mujawar, Chye Ing Lim, Moola Mohan Reddy, and Mohammad Khalid. 2023. “Study of Capacitive Behavior and its Inter-Relationship with Electrolyte Solution Concentration in Hybrid Ionogels.” ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology.
  2. Suen, Ji Wei, Naveen Kumar Elumalai, Sujan Debnath, Nabisab Mujawar Mubarak, Chye Ing Lim, Mohan Reddy Moola, Yee Seng Tan, and Mohammad Khalid. 2023. “Investigating the Correlation between Electrolyte Concentration and Electrochemical Properties of Ionogels.” Molecules 28 (13): 5192.
  3. Suen, Ji Wei, Naveen Kumar Elumalai, Sujan Debnath, Nabisab Mujawar Mubarak, Chye Ing Lim, and Mohan M. Reddy. 2022. “The Role of Interfaces in Ionic Liquid‐Based Hybrid Materials (Ionogels) for Sensing and Energy Applications.” Advanced Materials Interfaces 9 (34): 2201405.
  4. Wei, S. J., Elumalai, N. K., Debnath, S., Ing, L. C., Reddy, M. M., Mubarak, N. M., & Pramanik, A. (2022). Effect of Concentration of Electrolyte Solution on the Electrochemical Stability of Ionogel. In Materials Science Forum (Vol. 1064, pp. 65–70). Trans Tech Publications, Ltd. [SCOPUS]
  5. Lim, C. I., & Biswas, W. (2019). Sustainability Implications of the Incorporation of a Biogas Trapping
    System into a Conventional Crude Palm Oil Supply Chain. Sustainability, 11(3), 792; doi: 10.3390/su11030792 [Clarivate: Q2; IF: 3.889]
  6. Lim, C.I., & Biswas W.K. (2018). Sustainability assessment for crude palm oil production in Malaysia using the palm oil sustainability assessment framework. Sustainable Development, 1–17. [Clarivate: Q1; IF: 8.562]
  7. Lim, C. I., & Biswas, W. K. (2017). Development of triple bottom line indicators for sustainability assessment framework of Malaysian palm oil industry. Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, 1-22. doi:10.1007/s10098-017-1453-7 [Clarivate: Q2: IF: 4.700]
  8. Lim, C. I., & Biswas, W. (2015). An Evaluation of Holistic Sustainability Assessment Framework for Palm Oil Production in Malaysia. Sustainability, 7(12), 16561-16587. doi:10.3390/su71215833 [Clarivate: Q2; IF: 3.889]
  9. Lim, C. I., Biswas, W., & Samyudia, Y. (2015). Review of Existing Sustainability Assessment Methods for Malaysian Palm Oil Production. Procedia CIRP, 26, 13-18. doi:10.1016/j.procir.2014.08.020 [Clarivate: Proceeding]
  10. Woldeyohannes, A.D.; Woldemichael, D.E.; Ing, L.C.; Ru, E.Z. Transportation algorithm for optimizing renewable energy resources utilization at rural areas. Applied Mechanics and Materials 2014, 699, 853-857.
  11. Woldemichael, D.; Hoe, K.C.; Woldeyohannes, A.; Lim, C.I. Design support system for parabolic trough solar collector. Journal of applied sciences 2012, 12, 2474.

Conference Publications

  1. Woldemichael, D.E, Hoe,  K. C., Woldeyohannes, A.D,  and Lim, C. I., Design Support System for Parabolic Trough Solar Collector, International Conference on Plant Equipment and Reliability (ICPER2012), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  2. Abraham D.W., Dereje E.W. and C. I. Lim, Fishbone Diagram Approach for Improving the Passing rate for Basic Engineering Subjects, In Enhancing Learning: Teaching & Learning Conference 2011, An international conference on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Sarawak Malaysia.
  3. C. T. Lee and C. I. Lim, Redesigning a Small Electrical and Electronic Appliance for Improved Sustainability , 3rd CUTSE International Conference 2011, Sarawak, Malaysia.
  4. S. W. Fam and C. I. Lim, Techno-economic Study of a Combined Heat and Power Unit (CHP) with Absorption Chiller for CSM Campus , 2nd CUTSE International Conference 2010,  Sarawak, Malaysia.

Professional Affiliation

  • Professional Engineer with Practicing Certificate (Mechanical), Board of Engineer Malaysia
  • Corporate Member, Institution of Engineers, Malaysia
  • Project Management Professional, Project Management Institute (USA)

Professional Activities

  • Honorary Secretary, Institution of Engineers Malaysia, Miri Branch, Session 2017-2018
  • Vice Chairman II, Institution of Engineers Malaysia, Miri Branch, Session 2018-2019
  • Honorary Treasurer, Institution of Engineers Malaysia, Miri Branch, Session 2019-2020
  • Reviewer, Journal of Cleaner Production