Mechanical Engineering recently hosted a seminar by distinguished two guest academics, Prof CW Lim from City University of Hong Kong and Prof PJ Tan from University College London. 

Prof CW Lim's presentation was on:

Thermo- Acoustic Theory and Simulations for Suspended Carbon Nanotube Thin Film

Prof PJ Tan's presentation was on:

Effects of Specimen Configuration and Size on The Fracture Toughness of Foam

The seminars were very well-received with many interesting discussion between the speakers and the audience.
Prof CW Lim's Profile
Prof IR Lim is currently a registered professional engineer (RPE). He received a first degree from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, a Master’s Degree and PhD from National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University, respectively.  Prior to joining CityU, he was a post-doctoral research fellow at Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Queensland and Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Hong Kong.  Prof. Lim is also a visiting professor at various universities including the University of Western Sydney, Dalian University of Technology, etc.  He has expertise in vibration of plate and shell structures, dynamics of smart piezoelectric structures, nanomechanics and symplectic elasticity. He is the Associate Editor (Asia-Pacific Region) for Journal of Vibration Engineering & Technologies (SCI-listed journal), Guest Associate Editor for International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos, and also on the editorial board of a few other international journals. He has published one of the best-selling titles in Engineering Mechanics entitled “Symplectic Elasticity” and co-authored with W.A. Yao and W.X. Zhong, as recorded in April 2010 by the publisher, World Scientific.  He has published more than 200 international journal papers, accumulated more than 2000 independent citations, and one of the papers was granted the IJSS 2004-2008 most cited article award.  He was also awarded Top Referees in 2009, Proceedings A, The Royal Society.

Prof PJ Tan's Profile
Dr P.J. Tan obtained his first degree from the National University of Singapore, and a PhD in Applied Mechanics from UMIST/The University of Manchester under an ORS and UMIST Graduate Research Scholarship. He worked as a post-doc in Manchester and, briefly, at Aberdeen before joining the lecturing staff at UCL in 2007. His research exploits computational, theoretical and experimental methods to characterise the structural and functional performance of engineering materials and structures; in particular, under extreme loading conditions.