Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Dr Tuti Mariana Lim

Senior Lecturer, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Email: tmlim@ntu.edu.sg
Dr Tuti Mariana Lim

Biography
Dr. Tuti Lim is currently with the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering since 2005. She received both her B.Eng (Honours I) and PhD degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of New South Wales, Australia. She was awarded both the Equity Merit Scholarship Scheme from the Australian International Development Agency and Top-Up Scholarship from Australia Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering for her PhD study. Dr. Tuti Lim has close to 17 years of work experience including R&D activities in academia & national research institutes and manufacturing processes in petroleum industry. She started her career at ExxonMobil Singapore as technical engineer. She joined academia and research by joining the Environmental Technology Institute (ETI), now known as the Institute of Environmental Science and Engineering (IESE) as a research scientist, then senior research scientist to lead both research and industrial projects. In 2006, she joined UNSW Asia as assistant professor in Chemical Engineering and returned to IESE in 2007 to look after industrial and research activities in marine and resources recovery areas. Dr. Lim’s current research interests include advanced oxidation processes, hybrid membrane and renewable energy technologies. She has done significant research work and published over 25 top quality international conferences and journal papers. She has often invited as reviewer for a number of conferences and journals, including Journal of Membrane Science, Journal of Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, Journal of Hazardous Materials, etc. She received numerous prizes and awards, including the Global Female Inventor and Innovation Network Top Ten Award in 2004. She is also a member of AIChE, IEEE, AWMA and Singapore Membrane Technology Centre (SMTC) at NTU as well as an associate member of the Particle and Catalysis Research Group at UNSW.
Research Interests
Dr. Lim's areas of expertise include resources recovery particularly for rare earth elements separation by solvent extraction which was her PhD research topic. She was also involved in clean energy research during her undergraduate study and her final year project was on the development of Vanadium Battery technology. She was the recipient of Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) summer vacation scholarship in 1990-1991 to investigate the effect of pressure and temperature on the solubility of natural gas in LPG.

Dr. Lim's current research interests include advanced oxidation technologies, hybrid membrane technologies and renewable energy technologies. She has done significant research work and published over 25 top quality international conferences and journal papers.
Current Projects
  • Using Vanadium Redox Battery for Cargo Handling Equipment in Port Terminals
Selected Publications
  • Maharjan M., Wai N., Veksha A., Giannis A., Lim T.M., Lisak G. (2019). Sal wood sawdust derived highly mesoporous carbon as prospective electrode material for vanadium redox flow batteries. Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 834, 94-100.
  • Krikstolaityte V., Yao J.O.E., Veksha A., Wai N., Lisak G., Lim T.M. (2018). Conversion of spent coffee beans to electrode material for vanadium redox flow batteries. Batteries, 4, 56.
  • M. Ulaganathan, V. Aravindan*, Q. Yan, S. Madhavi, M.S. Kazacos and T.M. Lim. (2016). Recent advancements in all vanadium redox flow batteries. Advanced Materials Interfaces , 3, 1500309.
  • H. T. Tan, X. Rui, W. Sun, Q. Yan, T. M. Lim. (2015). Vanadium-based nanostructure materials for secondary lithium battery applications. Nanoscale, 7, 14595-14607.
  • M. Ulaganathan, A. Jain, V. Aravindan, S. Jayaraman, W.C. Ling, T.M. Lim, M.P. Srinivasan, Q. Yan and S. Madhavi. (2015). Bio-mass derived mesoporous carbon as superior electrode in all vanadium redox flow battery with multicouple reactions. Journal of Power Sources, 274, 846–850.

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