Institute of High Performance Computing


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Material Science & Engineering (MSE)

Dr. Freda LIM Chiang Huay

Dr. Freda LIM Chiang Huay

Research Interests:

  • Computational Chemistry and Molecular Simulations
  • Semiconductor Materials
  • Surface Chemistry - Materials Growth and Catalysis
  • Consumer Care Chemistry


  • (2001-2007) Ph.D. in Chemistry, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Advisors: Assoc. Prof. Kang Hway Chuan and Assoc. Prof. Tok Eng Soon.
  • Thesis title: Theoretical Study of the Molecular Processes Occurring during the Growth of Silicon on Si(100) and SixGe1-x/Si(100)
  • (1997-2001) B.Sc.(Hons) in Applied Chemistry, National University of Singapore
  • Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Loh Kian Ping
  • Thesis title: Gas phase study of diamond CVD using Ar-CH4-H2 mixture

Published Journals/ Articles:


    • A Density Functional Theory study of CO oxidation on Pd-Ni alloy with sandwich structure. Freda C. H. Lim, J. Zhang, H.-M. Jin, Michael B. Sullivan, P. Wu. App. Catal. A: General (accepted)
    • Insights into the Structure of Covalently-Bound Fatty Acid Monolayers on a Simplified Model of the Hair Epicuticle from Molecular Dynamics Simulations. Daniel W. Cheong, Freda C. H. Lim, L. Zhang. Langmuir 28 (36), 13008, (2012)
    • Ultrafast laser-induced changes in optical properties of semiconductors. C. C. Chirila, Freda C. H. Lim, M. G. Gavaza. J. App. Phys. 111, 073501 (2012)
    • Study of Pd-Au bimetallic catalysts for CO oxidation reaction by DFT. J. Zhang, H.-M. Jin, Michael B. Sullivan, Freda C. H. Lim and P. Wu. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 11, 1141 (2009)
    • Decomposition of SiH3 to SiH2 on Si(100)-(2x1). Freda C. H. Lim, E. S. Tok, and H. C. Kang. Phys. Rev. B. 74, 205333 (2006)


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