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A/Prof. 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

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

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. Recent 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

  • Fellow and Chartered Chemist, of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute
  • Member, Australian College of Education
  • Member, Science Teachers Association of Victoria
  • Member, Science Educators Association of ACT

Units taught

  • SLE010 - Laboratory And Fieldwork Safety Induction Program
  • 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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2019

Improving the assessment of transferable skills in chemistry through evaluation of current practice

Madeleine Schultz, Glennys O'Brien, Siegbert Schmid, Gwendolyn Lawrie, Daniel Southam, Samuel Priest, Kieran Lim, Simon Pyke, Simon Bedford, Ian Jamie

(2019), pp. 255-274, Research and practice in chemistry education, Singapore, B1

chapter

Designing hands-on, inquiry-based activities incorporating contemporary science

Kieran Lim, John Long, Peta White, Ian Bentley

(2019), Vol. 65, pp. 48-54, Teaching science, Deakin, A.C.T., C1

journal
2016

Assessing the assessments: development of a tool to evaluate assessment items in chemistry according to learning outcomes

S Schmid, M Schultz, S Priest, G O?Brien, S Pyke, A Bridgeman, K Lim, D Southam, S Bedford, I Jamie

(2016), Vol. 1235, pp. 225-244, Technology and assessment strategies for improving student learning in chemistry, Washington D.C., B1

chapter
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

S Barrie, R Bucat, M Buntine, K Burke da Silva, G Crisp, A George, I Jamie, S Kable, K Lim, S Pyke, J Read, M Sharma, A 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

K Lim

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

journal
2013

Spectroscopic techniques

K Lim, S Lewis

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

chapter

Spectroscopy: Basic Principles

S Lewis, K Lim

(2013), pp. 635-640, Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences: Second Edition, B1

chapter

Infrared microscopy studies of the chemical composition of latent fingermark residues

P Fritz, W van Bronswjik, K Lepkova, S Lewis, K Lim, D Martin, L Puskar

(2013), Vol. 111, pp. 40-46, Microchemical Journal, C1-1

journal

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

C Hindson, Z Smith, N Barnett, G Hanson, K Lim, P Francis

(2013), Vol. 117, pp. 3918-3924, Journal of Physical Chemistry A, C1

journal

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

R Horton, T Kelly, C Lenehan, C Lennard, S Lewis, K Lim, C Roux, D Southam

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

journal
2012

Chemiluminescence detection of 1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazacyclohexane (RDX) and related nitramine explosives

D Donaldson, N Barnett, K Agg, D Graham, C Lenehan, C Prior, K Lim, P Francis

(2012), Vol. 88, pp. 743-748, Talanta, C1

journal

Reactions of Nb 2 and Nb 3 with CO, D 2, N 2, and O 2: Reconciling experimental kinetics with density functional theory-calculated reaction profiles

M Addicoat, K Lim, G Metha

(2012), Vol. 137, Journal of Chemical Physics, C1-1

journal

A tabular approach to titration calculations

K Lim

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

journal

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

K Lim

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

journal
2011

Student attitudes toward professional practices in science

K Lim

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

conference

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

X Conlan, M Baker, R Krieg, N Lockyer, J Vickerman, N Barnett, K Lim

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

journal

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

A Yeung, S Pyke, M Sharma, S Barrie, M Buntine, K Burke Da Silva, S Kable, K 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

K Lim

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

journal

Amazing shapes : chirality

K 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

K Lim, M Dereani

(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

R Jelly, S Lewis, C Lennard, K Lim, J Almog

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

journal

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

D Bedgood Jr, A Bridgeman, M Buntine, M Mocerino, D Southam, K Lim, M Gardiner, B Yates, G Morris, S Pyke, M Zadnik

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

journal

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

S Pyke, A Yeung, S Kable, M Sharma, S Barrie, M Buntine, K Burke da Silva, K 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

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

K Lim

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

journal
2009

In search of a chemiluminescence 1,4-dioxy biradical

R Bos, S Tonkin, G Hanson, C Hlndson, K Lim, N Barnett

(2009), Vol. 131, pp. 2770-2771, Journal of the American Chemical Society, C1

journal

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

R Jelly, E Patton, C Lennard, S Lewis, K Lim

(2009), Vol. 652, pp. 128-142, Analytica Chimica Acta, C1

journal

Macroscale chromatography in the classroom

K Lim, J Lim

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

journal
2008

Studies on the mechanism of the peroxyoxalate chemiluminescence reaction. Part 2. Further identification of intermediates using 2D EXSY 13C nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy

S Tonkin, R Bos, G Dyson, K Lim, R Russell, S Watson, C Hindson, N Barnett

(2008), Vol. 614, pp. 173-181, Analytica Chimica Acta, C1

journal

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

A Brown, P Francis, J Adcock, K Lim, N Barnett

(2008), Vol. 624, pp. 175-183, Analytica Chimica Acta, C1

journal

Differentiation from first principles using spreadsheets

K Lim

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

journal

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

R Jelly, S Lewis, C Lennard, K Lim, J Almog

(2008), pp. 3513-3515, Chemical Communications, C1

journal

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

D Bedgood, B Yates, M Buntine, S Pyke, K Lim, M Mocerino, M Zadnik, A Bridgeman

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

journal
2007

Challenges of continuous global optimization in molecular structure prediction

G Beliakov, K Lim

(2007), Vol. 181, pp. 1198-1213, European Journal of Operational Research, C1

journal

Indole as a scaffold for anion recognition

F Pfeffer, K Lim, K Sedgwick

(2007), Vol. 5, pp. 1795-1799, Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, C1

journal

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

P Francis, K Lim

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

journal

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

B Gorman, K Lim, C Hogan, N Barnett

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

journal

Phosphorus and selenium NMR spectroscopy: an APCELL experiment

K Lim, G Dyson, C Mitchell

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

journal

Preliminary investigations into using eugenol to recover erased characters on polymers

K Burke, S Lewis, J Bett, T Southurst, K Lim, S Gutowski

(2007), Vol. 57, pp. 522-529, Journal of Forensic Identification, C1

journal
2006

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

J Beckmann, D Dakternieks, A Lim, K Lim, K Jurkschat

(2006), Vol. 761, pp. 177-193, Journal of Molecular Structure: THEOCHEM, C1

journal

Use of spreadsheet simulations in university chemistry education

K Lim

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

journal
2005

Bond length dependence on quantum states as shown by spectroscopy

K Lim

(2005), Vol. 82, pp. 145-149, Journal of Chemical Education, C1

journal

The effect of anharmonicity on diatomic vibration: A spreadsheet simulation

K Lim, W Coleman

(2005), Vol. 82, pp. 1263-1264, JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL EDUCATION, C1

journal

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

P Francis, K Lim, S Lewis

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

journal

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

K Lim, J 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

J Beckmann, D Dakternieks, A Lim, K Lim, K Jurkschat

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

chapter
2004

Studies on the mechanism of the peroxyoxalate chemiluminescence reaction: Part 1. Confirmation of 1,2-dioxetanedione as an intermediate using 13C nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy

R Bos, N Barnett, G Dyson, K Lim, R Russell, S Watson

(2004), Vol. 502, pp. 141-147, Analytica Chimica Acta, C1

journal

Hypohalites and related oxidants as chemiluminescence reagents: A review

P Francis, N Barnett, S Lewis, K Lim

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

journal

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

K Lim

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

journal

Making use of IT: web page

K Lim, M Horton, T 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

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

P Francis, N Barnett, S Lewis, K Lim

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

journal

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

K Lim

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

journal

Hybrid cars, fuel-cell buses and sustainable energy use

K Lim

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

book

Towards sustainable practices in car usage and car manufacturing

K Lim

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

chapter

Petrol-electric hybrid technology

K Lim

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

chapter

Fuel cell buses

T Northeast advanced vehicle consortium, K Lim

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

chapter

Fuel cells for the classroom

K Lim

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

chapter
2003

Predicting molecular structures: An application of the cutting angle method

K Lim, G Beliakov, L Batten

(2003), Vol. 5, pp. 3884-3890, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, C1

journal

Some advantages of infrared overtone spectroscopy

K Lim, M 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

K Lim, G Beliakov, L Batten

(2003), pp. 1040-1049, ICCS 2003 : Proceedings of the 2003 International Conference on Computational Science, Melbourne, Australia and St. Petersburg, Russia, June 2-4, 2003 : proceedings, Melbourne, Vic. and St. Petersburg, Russia, E1

conference
2002

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

P Francis, S Lewis, K Lim, K Carlsson, B Karlberg

(2002), Vol. 58, pp. 1029-1042, Talanta, C1

journal

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

S Lewis, P Francis, K Lim, G Jenkins

(2002), Vol. 461, pp. 131-139, Analytica Chimica Acta, C1

journal

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

P Francis, S Lewis, K Lim

(2002), Vol. 21, pp. 389-400, TrAC - Trends in Analytical Chemistry, C1

journal

Synthesis and preliminary analytical evaluation of the chemiluminescence from (4-[4-(dichloromethylsilanyl)-butyl]-4?-methyl-2,2?-bipyridyl) bis(2,2?-bipyridyl)ruthenium(II) covalently bonded to silica particles

N Barnett, R Bos, H Brand, P Jones, K Lim, S Purcell, R Russell

(2002), Vol. 127, pp. 455-458, Analyst, C1

journal

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

A Linhananta, K Lim

(2002), Vol. 4, pp. 577-585, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, C1

journal

Some unusual applications of the "error-bar" feature in EXCEL spreadsheets

K Lim

(2002), Vol. 79, pp. 135-, Journal of Chemical Education, C1

journal

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

K Lim

(2002), Vol. 59, pp. 11-16, Australian Journal of Education in Chemistry, C1

journal

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

K Lim, A Kendle

(2002), Vol. 5, pp. Paper-24, Chemical Education Journal, C1

journal

Style Manual for Students of Chemistry

K Lim

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

book
2001

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

J Beckmann, K Jurkschat, M Schrmann, D Dakternieks, A Lim, K Lim

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

journal
2000

Pulsed flow chemistry : a new approach to solution handling for flow analysis coupled with chemiluminescence detection

S Lewis, P Francis, K Lim, G Jenkins, X Wang

(2000), Vol. 125, pp. 1869-1874, Analyst, London, Eng., C1-1

journal

Quasiclassical trajectory calculations of collisional energy transfer in propane systems

A Linhananta, K Lim

(2000), Vol. 2, pp. 1385-1392, Physical chemistry chemical physics, Cambridge, Eng., C1-1

journal
1999

Determination of a,4-dihydroxy-3-methoxybenzeneacetic acid (vanilmandelic acid) by flow injection analysis coupled with luminol-hexacyanoferrate(III) chemiluminescence detection

N Barnett, P Francis, S Lewis, K Lim

(1999), Vol. 36, pp. 131-134, Analytical communications, London, Eng., C1

journal

Zero-point energy constraints in RRKM and non-RRKM molecules

D McCormack, K Lim

(1999), Vol. 1, pp. 1-12, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, Cambridge, Eng., C1-1

journal
1995

The conservation of quantum zero-point energies in classical trajectory simulations

K Lim, D McCormack

(1995), Vol. 102, pp. 1705-1715, Journal of chemical physics, Melville, N.Y., C1-1

journal

Trajectory simulations of collisional energy transfer in highly excited benzene and hexafluorobenzene

T Lenzer, K Luther, J Troe, R Gilbert, K Lim

(1995), Vol. 103, pp. 626-641, Journal of chemical physics, Melville, N.Y., C1-1

journal
1994

Quasiclassical trajectory study of collisional energy transfer in toluene systems. I. Argon bath gas: energy dependence and isotope effects

K Lim

(1994), Vol. 100, pp. 7385-7399, Journal of Chemical Physics, Melville, N.Y., C1-1

journal

Quasiclassical trajectory study of collisional energy transfer in toluene systems. II. Helium bath gas: energy and temperature dependences, and angular momentum transfer

K Lim

(1994), Vol. 101, pp. 8756-8767, Journal of Chemical Physics, Melville, N.Y., C1-1

journal

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

In2 Science: Peer Mentoring in Schools Program

A/Prof Kieran Lim

  • 2012: $24,000
  • 2011: $57,000

Advancing Science by Enhancing Learning in the Laboratory (ASELL) in the secondary school sector [ASELL Schools])

Dr Alexandra Yeung, A/Prof Kieran Lim, Dr Peta White, Dr John Long

  • 2017: $75,000
  • 2016: $85,250
  • 2015: $95,000

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2010

Stephen Moran

Thesis entitled: Setting the Foundation for Molecular Nuts and Bolts

Doctor of Philosophy (Biol & Chem), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Associate Supervisor
2014

Simren Kaur Khosa

Thesis entitled: Peptide Mimics Targeting Bacterial Membranes

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Benjamin Long

Thesis entitled: Understanding and Applying Fused [n]Polynorbornane Scaffolds in Supramolecular Chemistry

Doctor of Philosophy (Biol & Chem), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2012

Teo Slezak

Thesis entitled: Extending the Analytical Utility of Acidic Potassium Permanganate Chemiluminescence

Doctor of Philosophy (Biol & Chem), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Christopher Hindson

Thesis entitled: Mechanisms of Light Producing Chemical Reactions

Doctor of Philosophy (Biol & Chem), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Geoffrey McDermott

Thesis entitled: Determination of Antioxidants using Chemiluminescence Detection

Doctor of Philosophy (Biol & Chem), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2011

Daniel Priebbenow

Thesis entitled: A Novel Palladium-Catalysed Approach to Functionalised N-Heterocycles

Doctor of Philosophy (Biol & Chem), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2010

Marianne Seter

Thesis entitled: Novel Routes to Chiral Rings and Cages

Doctor of Philosophy (Biol & Chem), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Michelle Elizabeth Gange

Thesis entitled: Tris(2,2'-bipyridyl)ruthenium(III) Chemiluminescence based Determination of tin(II) and other Inorganic Compounds

Doctor of Philosophy (Biol & Chem), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2008

Jacqui Adcock

Thesis entitled: Applications and Fundamental understanding of Selected Analytically important Chemiluminescence Reactions

Doctor of Philosophy (Biol & Chem), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2007

Jane Lee Pappin

Thesis entitled: Investigations of Tris(2,2'-bipyridyl)ruthenium(III) as a Chirally Selective Chemiluminescence Reagent

Doctor of Philosophy (Biol & Chem), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Andrew Duthie

Thesis entitled: Chiral and Achiral Precursors for Extended and Supramolecular Compounds

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2003

Paul Francis

Thesis entitled: Selective Chemical Measurement based upon Chemiluminescence Detection

Doctor of Philosophy (Biol & Chem), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Allan Lim

Thesis entitled: Computational Investigations on Periodic Trends in Group 14 Chemistry Supervisors were: Dainis Dakterniels (PS) and Kieran Lim (AS)

Doctor of Philosophy (Biol & Chem), School of Engineering