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Teik C. Lim Named CEAS Interim Dean


University of Cincinnati Provost Santa J. Ono recently announced that Teik C. Lim  will serve as interim dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science, effective August 1, 2012.

Date: 8/1/2012 12:00:00 AM
By: Arthur Davies
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University of Cincinnati Provost Santa J. Ono recently announced that Teik C. Lim will serve as interim dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science, effective August 1, 2012.  Lim succeeds Carlo Montemagno, who has decided to return to the faculty as professor of biomedical engineering. 

Interim Dean Lim
Teik C. Lim, Interim Dean

Prior to his appointment, Professor Lim served as the college’s associate dean for graduate studies and research, and also established a record of success as director of the college’s School of Dynamic Systems. Under his direction, the School of Dynamic Systems has seen steady growth in enrollment and research projects.

His insight and drive were instrumental in the founding of the UC Simulation Center, a collaborative effort between UC and Procter & Gamble. The center capitalizes on the college’s computer simulation expertise to provide P&G cost-effective, high value virtual modeling and simulation capabilities that are applied to their products and manufacturing processes. The center is credited with expediting solutions to critical commercial problems quickly and at a fraction of the cost of more traditional approaches.

Accepting the appointment as interim dean, Lim stated his strong support for the revamped curriculum that centers on involving students in engineering disciplines during their initial year and is exemplified by the college’s new learning center. Additionally, he fully endorsed the college’s commitment to research and participation as a leader within UCRI, the University of Cincinnati Research Institute.

Lim joined the UC faculty in 2002 and became department head for Mechanical, Industrial and Nuclear Engineering in January 2005. He was named Herman Schneider Professor of Mechanical Engineering in 2009. He received his BS in mechanical engineering from Michigan Technological University in 1985, MS in mechanical engineering from the University of Missouri–Rolla in 1986, and PhD in mechanical engineering in 1989 from The Ohio State University.

Lim is a Fellow of both ASME and SAE, and received the Thomas French Alumni Award from the Ohio State University in 2010. He has conducted pioneering research related to three-dimensional gearing dynamics, active noise and vibration control, and vehicle structural dynamics. His research has been supported by a wide range of sources including NSF, NIH, ARO as well as a number of major automotive and aerospace companies. He is the founding director of both the UC Simulation Center – a UC/P&G Collaboration (2008-present) and the Hypoid and Bevel Gear Mesh and Dynamics Consortium (1997-present).

The university is launching an international search for a new dean, which is expected to extend through the coming academic year.