JitKang Lim (ChE, Ph.D. 2009) wins National Young Scientist Award of the Malaysian Government-Chemical Engineering - Carnegie Mellon University

Saturday, November 1, 2014

JitKang Lim (ChE, Ph.D. 2009) wins National Young Scientist Award of the Malaysian Government

The National Young Scientist Award is the highest honor which can be given to a scientist at the age of 35 or below by the Malaysian government. Dr. Lim received his award, administered by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, from Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin at a November 1 ceremony. Dr. Lim is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Chemical Engineering at the University Sains Malaysia, where his research group specializes in hybrid magnetic nanomaterials and their applications.  He has also received the 2014 Universiti Sains Malaysia Outstanding Service Award, the 2013 Takeda Young Entrepreneurship Award and is the founding chair of the American Chemical Society Local Chapter of Malaysia.  Dr. Lim completed his PhD dissertation on "Design and Synthesis of Magnetic Nanoparticles with Gold Shells for Single Particle Optical Tracking" in the Department of Chemical Engineering in 2009 under the joint supervision of Bob Tilton, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering and Sara Majetich, Professor Physics.