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AsPr Kieran Lim

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Associate Professor

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

School of Life & Env. Sciences

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Bachelor of Science, University of Sydney, 1985
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Sydney, 1989
Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2005
Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary), Monash University, 2009
Certificate IV in Frontline Management, Scouts Aust. Inst. of Training, 2012
Certificate IV in Leadership, Scouts Aust. Inst. of Training, 2012

Contact

kieran.lim@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 925 17403

Research interests

I have research interests in science teaching and learning, and in forensic chemistry. Current projects include:

  • ASELL for Schools, which improves laboratory learning activites and provides professional development for science teachers in secondary school years 7-10
  • The evaluation of assessmet tasks to provide evidence that university students and graduates have meet particular Academic Standards: Threshold Learning Outcomes.
  • The (re)visualisation of erased serial numbers and other identifying markings from plastic casings

Affiliations

Member Science Teachers Association of Victoria

Units taught

  • SLE010 - Laboratory and Fieldwork Safety Induction Program
  • SLE155 - Chemistry for the Professional Sciences
  • SLE235 - Chemical Systems

Knowledge areas

  • Chemistry
  • Chemical and science education
  • Spectroscopy
  • Forensic science

Professional activities

Editorial Advisory Board, Teaching Science, Journal of the Australian Science Teachers Association

Awards

Australian Award for Teaching Excellence for Physical Sciences and Related Studies, Australian Government, Office for Learning and Teaching (2014)

Visiting Erskine Fellowship, University of Canterbury, New Zealand (2012)

RACI Fensham Medal for Outstanding Contribution to Chemical Education, Royal Australian Chemical Institute (2011)

Australian Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, Australian Government, Australian Learning and Teaching Council (2010)

RACI Division of Chemical Education Medal, Royal Australian Chemical Institute (2008)

RACI Division of Chemical Education Citation, Royal Australian Chemical Institute (2002).

Publications

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2015

Development, evaluation and use of a student experience survey in undergraduate science laboratories: the advancing science by enhancing learning in the laboratory student laboratory learning experience survey

A/Prof Simon Barrie, Robert Bucat, Prof Mark Buntine, Karen Burke da Silva, Geoffrey Crisp, Adrian George, Dr Ian Jamie, Prof Scott Kable, A/Prof Kieran Lim, A/Prof Simon Pyke, Mr Justin Read, A/Prof Manjula Sharma, Alexandra Yeung

(2015), Vol. 37, pp. 1795-1814, International journal of science education, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal

Improving laboratory learning through self and peer assessment of laboratory reports

A/Prof Kieran Lim

(2015), Vol. 23, pp. 59-73, International journal of innovation in science and mathematics education, Sydney N.S.W., C1

journal
2013

Spectroscopy : basic principles

A/Prof Simon Lewis, A/Prof Kieran Lim

(2013), pp. 635-640, Encyclopedia of forensic sciences, Waltham, Mass., B1

chapter

Spectroscopic techniques

A/Prof Kieran Lim, A/Prof Simon Lewis

(2013), pp. 627-634, Encyclopedia of forensic sciences, Waltham, Mass., B1

chapter

Infrared microscopy studies of the chemical composition of latent fingermark residues

Patrick Fritz, Wilhelm van Bronswjik, Katerina Lepkova, A/Prof Simon Lewis, A/Prof Kieran Lim, Danielle E. Martin, Ljiljana Puskar

(2013), Vol. 111, pp. 40-46, Microchemical journal, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal

Assessing students’ attitudes toward forensic science: collecting an expert consensus

Rhiannan C Horton, Tamsin L Kelly, Dr Claire Lenehan, Chris Lennard, A/Prof Simon Lewis, A/Prof Kieran Lim, Claude Roux, Daniel Southam

(2013), Vol. 3, pp. 180-188, Forensic science policy & management: an international journal, Abingdon, England, C1

journal

Autocatalytic chemiluminescence sheds new light on the classic permanganate-oxalate reaction

Mr Christopher Hindson, Dr Zoe Smith, Prof Neil Barnett, Prof Graeme Hanson, A/Prof Kieran Lim, Prof Paul Francis

(2013), Vol. 117, pp. 3918-3924, Journal of physical chemistry A, Washington, D.C., C1

journal
2012

Why is the tetrahedral bond angle 109°? The tetrahedron-in-a-cube

A/Prof Kieran Lim

(2012), Vol. 58, pp. 46-47, Teaching science, Canberra, A.C.T., C1

journal

A tabular approach to titration calculations

A/Prof Kieran Lim

(2012), Vol. 58, pp. 33-39, Teaching science, Canberra, A.C.T., C1

journal

Reactions of Nb2 and Nb3 with CO, D2, N2, and O2 : reconciling experimental kinetics with density functional theory-calculated reaction profiles

Matthew A. Addicoat, A/Prof Kieran Lim, Gregory F. Metha

(2012), Vol. 137, pp. 1-9, Journal of chemical physics, College Park, Md., C1-1

journal
2011

Insight into the swelling mechanism involved in the recovery of serial numbers erased from polymer surfaces

Dr Xavier Conlan, Matthew J. Baker, Richard Krieg, N. P. Lockyer, J. C. Vickerman, Prof Neil Barnett, A/Prof Kieran Lim

(2011), Vol. 43, pp. 625-627, Surface and Interface Analysis, United Kingdom, C1

journal

The advancing science by enhancing learning in the laboratory (ASELL) project : the first Australian multidisciplinary workshop

Alexandra Yeung, A/Prof Simon Pyke, A/Prof Manjula Sharma, A/Prof Simon Barrie, Prof Mark Buntine, Karen Burke da Silva, Prof Scott Kable, A/Prof Kieran Lim

(2011), Vol. 19, pp. 51-72, International journal of innovation in science and mathematics education, Sydney, N.S.W., C1

journal

SI cube helps students learn SI units and volume

A/Prof Kieran Lim

(2011), Vol. 57, pp. 46-48, Teaching science, Deakin West, A. C. T., C1

journal

Student attitudes toward professional practices in science

A/Prof Kieran Lim

(2011), pp. 193-198, ACSME 2011 : Proceedings of the 2011 Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education : Teaching for diversity : challenges & strategies, Sydney, N.S.W., E1

conference

Amazing shapes : chirality

A/Prof Kieran Lim

(2011), Vol. 71, pp. 13-14, Australian journal of education in chemistry, Perth W. A., C1

journal
2010

Why is it so? The 1H-NMR CH2 splitting in substituted propanes

A/Prof Kieran Lim, Marino Dereanie

(2010), Vol. 56, pp. 46-49, Teaching science, Deakin West, A.C.T., C1

journal

Substituted naphthoquinones as novel amino acid sensitive reagents for the detection of latent fingermarks on paper surfaces

Ms Renee Jelly, A/Prof Simon Lewis, Chris Lennard, A/Prof Kieran Lim, Joseph Almog

(2010), Vol. 82, pp. 1717-1724, Talanta, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

The development of teaching skills to support active learning in university science (ALIUS)

Dan R., Jnr Bedgood, Adam Bridgeman, Prof Mark Buntine, Mauro Mocerino, Daniel Southam, A/Prof Kieran Lim, Martin Gardiner, Brian Yates, Dr Gayle Morris, A/Prof Simon Pyke, Marjan Zadnik

(2010), Vol. 3, pp. 10-19, Journal of learning design, Brisbane, Qld., C1

journal

Doing it again, thoughtfully : using feedback on draft reports to improve learning outcomes

A/Prof Kieran Lim

(2010), Vol. 70, pp. 11-16, Australian journal of education in chemistry, Perth, W.A., C1

journal

The advancing science by enhancing learning in the laboratory (ASELL) project : the next chapter

A/Prof Simon Pyke, Alexandra Yeung, Prof Scott Kable, A/Prof Manjula Sharma, A/Prof Simon Barrie, Prof Mark Buntine, Karen Burke da Silva, A/Prof Kieran Lim

(2010), pp. 7-12, Proceedings of the 16th UniServe Science Annual Conference 2010 : Creating ACTIVE minds in our Science and Mathematics students, Sydney, N.S.W., E1

conference
2009

Macroscale chromatography in the classroom

A/Prof Kieran Lim, Jonathan M. Lim

(2009), Vol. 53, pp. 30-35, Lab talk, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal

The detection of latent fingermarks on porous surfaces using amino acid sensitive reagents : a review

Ms Renee Jelly, Emma L. T. Patton, Chris Lennard, A/Prof Simon Lewis, A/Prof Kieran Lim

(2009), Vol. 652, pp. 128-142, Analytica chimica acta, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal
2008

Why are we still teaching the way we were taught in the 1980s?

Dan R., Jnr Bedgood, Brian Yates, Prof Mark Buntine, A/Prof Simon Pyke, A/Prof Kieran Lim, Mauro Mocerino, Marjan Zadnik, Adam Bridgeman

(2008), Vol. 75, pp. 22-23, Chemistry in Australia, Melbourne, Vic., C1-1

journal

Lawsone : a novel reagent for the detection of latent fingermarks on paper surfaces

Ms Renee Jelly, A/Prof Simon Lewis, Chris Lennard, A/Prof Kieran Lim, Joseph Almog

(2008), pp. 3513-3515, Chemical communications, London, England, C1

journal

Manganese (III) and manganese (IV) as chemiluminescence reagents : a review

Miss Allyson Joanne Brown, Prof Paul Francis, Dr Jacqui Adcock, A/Prof Kieran Lim, Prof Neil Barnett

(2008), Vol. 624, pp. 175-183, Analytica chimica acta, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Differentiation from first principles using spreadsheets

A/Prof Kieran Lim

(2008), Vol. 22, pp. 41-48, Australian senior mathematics journal, Adelaide, S. Aust., C1

journal
2007

Preliminary investigations into using eugenol to recover erased characters on polymers

Karl Burke, A/Prof Simon Lewis, Jay Bett, Ms Taryn Southurst, A/Prof Kieran Lim, Stephen Gutowski

(2007), Vol. 57, pp. 522-529, Journal of forensic identification, Alameda, Calif., C1

journal

Challenges of continuous global optimization in molecular structure prediction

Prof Gleb Beliakov, A/Prof Kieran Lim

(2007), Vol. 181, pp. 1198-1213, European journal of operational research, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Phosphorus and selenium NMR spectroscopy: an APCELL experiment

A/Prof Kieran Lim, Ms Gail Dyson, Cassandra Ellen Phyllis Mitchell

(2007), Vol. 68, pp. 23-26, Australian journal of education in chemistry, Perth, W.A., C1

journal

Effect of oxidant type on the chemiluminescence intensity from the reaction of tris(2,2’-biyridyl)ruthenium(III) with various organic acids

Bree Gorman, A/Prof Kieran Lim, Dr Conor F Hogan, Prof Neil Barnett

(2007), Vol. 72, pp. 568-574, Talanta, Amsterdam, Netherlands, C1

journal

Indole as a scaffold for anion recognition

Dr Fred Pfeffer, A/Prof Kieran Lim, Kathryn, J Sedgwick

(2007), Vol. 5, pp. 1795-1799, Organic and biomolecular chemistry, Cambridge, England, C1

journal

Conversion of urea to hydrazine: Hofmann reaction or Favorskii analogue? Exploring reaction mechanism through isotopic labeling studies

Prof Paul Francis, A/Prof Kieran Lim

(2007), Vol. 12, pp. 307-313, Chemical educator, Boise, Ind., C1

journal
2006

Use of spreadsheet simulations in university chemistry education

A/Prof Kieran Lim

(2006), Vol. 5, pp. 139-146, Journal of computer chemistry, Japan, C1

journal

Understanding ring strain and ring flexibility in six - and eight-membered cyclic organometallic group 14 oxides

Dr Jens Beckmann, Prof Dainis Dakternieks, Dr Allan Lim, A/Prof Kieran Lim, Prof Klaus Jurkschat

(2006), Vol. 761, pp. 177-193, Journal of molecular structure: THEOCHEM, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal
2005

Bond length dependence on quantum states as shown by spectroscopy

A/Prof Kieran Lim

(2005), Vol. 82, pp. 145-149, Journal of chemical education, Bellmawr, N.J., C1

journal

The determination of urea with hypobromite: a theme for the discussion of numerous fundamental concepts in chemistry

Prof Paul Francis, A/Prof Kieran Lim, A/Prof Simon Lewis

(2005), Vol. 10, pp. 419-423, The chemical educator, Boise, Ind., C1

journal

The effect of anharmonicity on diatomic vibration: a spreadsheet simulation

A/Prof Kieran Lim, William Coleman

(2005), Vol. 82, pp. 1263-1264, Journal of chemical education, Easton, Pa., C1

journal

Using the 2003 Nobel prize for chemistry to illustrate fundamental concepts in the secondary school curriculum

A/Prof Kieran Lim, Jeanne Lee

(2005), Vol. 65, pp. 10-15, The Australian journal of education in chemistry, North Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal

The origin of ring strain and conformational flexibility in Tri- and Tetrasiloxane Rings and their heavier group 14 congeners

Dr Jens Beckmann, Prof Dainis Dakternieks, Dr Allan Lim, A/Prof Kieran Lim, Prof Klaus Jurkschat

(2005), pp. 252-258, Organosilicon chemistry VI: from molecules to materials. Volume 1, Weinheim, Germany, B1

chapter
2004

Hybrid cars, fuel-cell buses and sustainable energy use

A/Prof Kieran Lim

(2004), North Melbourne, Vic., A1-1

book

An IR investigation of the CO dipole direction and other properties: an APCELL experiment

A/Prof Kieran Lim

(2004), Vol. 64, pp. 24-28, Australian journal of education in chemistry, North Melbourne, Vic, C1-1

journal

Chemiluminescence from the oxidation of urea and ammonia with hypobromite and N-bromosuccinimide

Prof Paul Francis, Prof Neil Barnett, A/Prof Simon Lewis, A/Prof Kieran Lim

(2004), Vol. 64, pp. 283-289, Talanta, Amsterdam, Netherlands, C1

journal

Hypohalites and related oxidants as chemiluminescence reagents: a review

Prof Paul Francis, Prof Neil Barnett, A/Prof Simon Lewis, A/Prof Kieran Lim

(2004), Vol. 19, pp. 94-115, Luminescence, Milton, Qld, C1

journal

Making use of IT: web page

A/Prof Kieran Lim, Michael Horton, Tom O`Haver

(2004), Vol. 50, pp. 38-43, Teaching science - the journal of the Australian science teachers association, Deakin West, A.C.T., C1

journal

A survey of first-year university students`ability to use spreadsheets

A/Prof Kieran Lim

(2004), Vol. 1, pp. 52-66, Spreadsheets in education, Gold Coast, Qld., C1

journal

Fuel cell buses

_ NE Advanced Vehicle Consortium, A/Prof Kieran Lim

(2004), pp. 15-26, Hybrid cars, fuel-cell buses and sustainable energy use, North Melbourne, Vic., B1-1

chapter

Towards sustainable practices in car usage and car manufacturing

A/Prof Kieran Lim

(2004), pp. 1-6, Hybrid cars, fuel-cell buses and sustainable energy use, North Melbourne, Vic., B1-1

chapter

Petrol-electric hybrid technology

A/Prof Kieran Lim

(2004), pp. 7-13, Hybrid cars, fuel-cell buses and sustainable energy use, North Melbourne, Vic., B1-1

chapter

Fuel cells for the classroom

A/Prof Kieran Lim

(2004), pp. 27-32, Hybrid cars, fuel-cell buses and sustainable energy use, North Melbourne, Vic., B1-1

chapter
2003

Some advantages of infrared overtone spectroscopy

A/Prof Kieran Lim, Michael Ambrose Collins

(2003), Vol. 61, pp. 17-19, The Australian journal of education in chemistry, North Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal

A new method for locating the global optimum : application of the cutting angle method to molecular structure prediction

A/Prof Kieran Lim, Prof Gleb Beliakov, Prof Lynn Batten

(2003), pp. 1040-1049, Computational science - ICCS 2003 : international conference, Melbourne, Australia and St. Petersburg, Russia, June 2-4, 2003 : proceedings, Berlin, Germany, E1

conference

Predicting molecular structures: an application of the cutting angle method

A/Prof Kieran Lim, Prof Gleb Beliakov, Prof Lynn Batten

(2003), Vol. 5, pp. 3884-3890, Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP, Cambridge, England, C1

journal
2002

Style manual for students of chemistry

A/Prof Kieran Lim

(2002), Geelong, Vic., A1-1

book

Some unusual applications of the `Error-bar` feature in Excel spreadsheets

A/Prof Kieran Lim

(2002), Vol. 79, pp. 135-135, Journal of chemical education, Bellmawr, NJ, C1

journal

Inhibition of the reaction kinetics of the enzyme o-diphenol oxidase: an APCELL experiment

A/Prof Kieran Lim

(2002), Vol. 59, pp. 11-16, The Australian journal of education in chemistry, North Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal

Quasiclassical trajectory calculations of collisional energy transfer in propane systems: multiple direct-encounter hard-sphere model

Apichart Linhananta, A/Prof Kieran Lim

(2002), Vol. 4, pp. 577-585, Physical chemistry chemical physics, London, C1

journal

Flow analysis based on a pulsed flow of solution: theory, instrumentation and applications

Prof Paul Francis, A/Prof Simon Lewis, A/Prof Kieran Lim, Karin Carlsson, Bo Karlberg

(2002), Vol. 58, pp. 1029-1042, Talanta, New York, N.Y., C1

journal

Monitoring urea levels during haemodialysis with a pulsed-flow chemiluminescence analyser

A/Prof Simon Lewis, Prof Paul Francis, A/Prof Kieran Lim, G Jenkins

(2002), Vol. 461, pp. 131-139, Analytica chimica acta, New York, N.Y., C1

journal

Analytical methodology for the determination of urea: current practice and future trends

Prof Paul Francis, A/Prof Simon Lewis, A/Prof Kieran Lim

(2002), Vol. 21, pp. 389-400, TrAC trends in analytical chemistry, New York, N.Y., C1

journal

Computer and IT skills of Australian first-year university undergraduate students

A/Prof Kieran Lim, Amanda Kendle

(2002), Vol. 5, pp. 1-23, Chemical education journal, Japan, C1

journal
2001

Comparison of the flexibility of eight-membered tetrasiloxane and stannasiloxane rings: a crystallographic and computational study

Dr Jens Beckmann, Prof Klaus Jurkschat, Markus Schurmann, Prof Dainis Dakternieks, Dr Allan Lim, A/Prof Kieran Lim

(2001), Vol. 20, pp. 5125-5133, Organometallics, San Diego, Calif, C1

journal