Teik C. Lim Named Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science
UC Provost Beverly Davenport has named Teik C. Lim as dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science, effective March 10, 2014, pending approval by the Board of Trustees.
Following an extensive national
search, University of Cincinnati Provost Beverly Davenport has named Teik C.
Lim as dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science, effective March 10,
2014, pending Board of Trustees' approval. In 2012, UC President Santa J. Ono, then
provost, appointed Lim to serve as interim dean. Lim has been on the mechanical
engineering faculty at UC since 2002.
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provided exceptional leadership to the college as interim dean, and I look
forward to partnering with him to hire 50 new tenure-track faculty within the
next five years,” said Davenport, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost.
to increasing the size and diversity of the faculty, Dean Lim’s goals include
increasing enrollment of undergraduate students to 4,000 and graduate students
to 1,000 and increasing the college’s global reputation. During his tenure as
interim dean, Lim successfully launched the Cincinnati/Chongqing Joint
Cooperative Institute. The agreement between the two universities calls
for UC to provide experience and expertise in establishing a mandatory co-op
program in mechanical and electrical engineering at Chongqing, China, the first
program of its kind in China.
to President Ono, Lim has significantly improved the college’s finances,
awarded more scholarships, increased enrollment to a historic high, enhanced
fundraising, and strengthened the Emerging Ethnic Engineers (E3) program to
increase the number of underrepresented minority students studying engineering
and applied sciences. “I had a chance to work with Teik when I served as
provost and appointed him as interim dean, and I am thrilled that he will
continue to lead CEAS.”
exceptional support for CEAS from the president and provost made it possible
for the college to gain a very strong footing and take off in an upward
trajectory towards excellence,” said Lim.
served as the college’s associate dean for graduate studies and research and
also established a record of success as department head. Under his direction,
his department saw 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 computer simulation expertise at UC 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.
Lim is a Fellow of both ASME and SAE, and received the Thomas French Alumni
Award from the Ohio State University in 2010. He also became a Fellow of
the Graduate School, University of Cincinnati, in 2014. Lim became department
head for mechanical, industrial and nuclear engineering (now mechanical and materials engineering) in January 2005. He was named Herman Schneider Professor
of Mechanical Engineering in 2009. He received his bachelor's of science in mechanical engineering
from Michigan Technological University in 1985, master's in science in mechanical engineering
from the University of Missouri–Rolla in 1986, and doctorate in mechanical
engineering in 1989 from The Ohio State University.