Emeritus Professor Dato’ Dr. Lim Koon Ong
DSPN, SSP, BCN, PJK, BSc, BEd, PhD, FIPM, FASc
Emeritus Professor Dato’ Dr Lim graduated with a B.Sc (First Class Honours) in Physics from Queen’s University, Canada in 1971 and a Bachelor of Education in 1972. In 1976 he obtained his PhD in Biophysics at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. He served as Deputy Dean, Acting Dean, Chairman of the Engineering Physics Programme, Chairman of the Matriculation Programme (Physics). Prof Lim was USM’s first Deputy Vice-Chancellor for the Division of Industry and Community Network and his contributions have immensely impacted many lives of students and academicians in pushing the education frontier to greater heights. He was also actively involved in research and has published over 130 articles. Prof Lim has won various scholarships and fellowships such as the Colombo Plan Scholarship, Nellie Farthing Memoral Fellowship, the Canadian Heart Foundation Fellowship. He was appointed as a Board of Governor at UCSI College in 2016 to drive the College’s academic excellence among students and standards among teaching staff further and greater.