Siang Lim

P.Eng., Chemical Engineering

Education

2021-Now Georgia Institute of Technology

2013-2017 University of British Columbia

Employment

Jan'21-Now Data Scientist Parkland Refining, Burnaby

Feb'18-Now Process Control Engineer Parkland Refining, Burnaby

Nov'17-Now Consultant, Software & Web Developer WOW Consulting (Sole Proprietorship)

Sep'17-Feb'18 Energy Solutions Engineer (Contract) FortisBC, Surrey

May'17-Dec'17 NSERC USRA Fellow Prof. B. Gopaluni (UBC)

Sep'15-Apr'17 Undergraduate Researcher Prof. J. Feng (UBC)

Summer 2016 Energy Solutions Engineer (Co-op) FortisBC, Surrey

Summer 2015 NSERC USRA Fellow UBC Fuel Cells and Applied Electrochemistry Lab

Sep'14-Dec'14 Research Engineer (Co-op) Mantra Energy Ltd, Vancouver

Summer 2014 NSERC USRA Fellow UBC Fuel Cells and Applied Electrochemistry Lab

Teaching

Jan'18-Jun'19 Project Software Developer, UBC Open ChemE Initiative

2017S Undergraduate TA, UBC CPSC 210 (Software Construction)

2017W2 Lead Teaching Assistant, UBC APSC 160 (Introduction to Computation in Engineering Design)

2017W1 Lead Teaching Assistant, UBC APSC 160 (Introduction to Computation in Engineering Design)

2016W2 Undergraduate TA, UBC APSC 160 (Introduction to Computation in Engineering Design)

Publications

2022 Siang, L. C., Elnawawi, S., & Steele, D., Self-Service Analytics and the Processing of Hydrocarbons. Digital Chemical Engineering (2022).

O’Connor, D. L., Siang, L. C., & Elnawawi, S, A Simple Discretization Scheme for Gain Matrix Conditioning. arXiv preprint arXiv:2202.13291 (2022).

Elnawawi, S., Siang, L. C., O’Connor, D. L., & Gopaluni, R. B, Interactive visualization for diagnosis of industrial Model Predictive Controllers with steady-state optimizers. Control Engineering Practice (2022).

2019 Vaez Ghaemi, R., Siang, L. C. & Yadav, V. G., Improving the Rate of Translation of Tissue Engineering Products. Advanced Healthcare Materials (2019).

Tsai, Y., Baldwin, S., Siang, L. C. & Gopaluni, B., A Comparison of Clustering and Prediction Methods for Identifying Key Chemical–Biological Features Affecting Bioreactor Performance. Processes (2019)

2018 Siang, L. C., Fernandez-Gonzalez, R. & Feng, J. J., Modeling cell intercalation during Drosophila germband extension. Phys. Biol. (2018).

Y. Tsai, Q. Lu, L. Rippon, S. Lim, A. Tulsyan, B. Gopaluni, Pattern and Knowledge Extraction using Process Data Analytics: A Tutorial. In Proceedings of the 10th IFAC Symposium on Advanced Control of Chemical Processes (ADCHEM) (2018).

Presentations

Presenter(s) denoted by an asterisk *

2021 S. Lim*, S. Elnawawi*, D. Steele*. Self-Service Analytics and the Processing of Hydrocarbons. Advances in the Digitalisation of the Process Industries (IChemE), Virtual, Industry Oral Presentation, 2021

2020 S. Elnawawi*, S. Lim, B. Gopaluni. Data Visualization for Large-scale Model Predictive Controller Diagnosis, 70th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Ottawa, ON (Virtual), Oral Presentation, 2020

2019 B. Gopaluni, Y. Cao, N. Ioannidis, A. Kritharis, S. Lim, N. T. Lo, E. Shen, V. Triandafilidi, Y. Tsai, J. Verrett*, V. Yadav. Math Doesn’t Need to Be Hard: Integrating Experiential Learning and Interactive Online Resources for Chemical Engineering. TLEF Showcase, UBC Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT), Vancouver, BC, Poster Presentation, 2019.

2017 S. Lim*, Y. Tsai, B. Gopaluni. Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks: Deep Reinforcement Learning for Process Control. 10th World Congress of Chemical Engineering (WCCE10), Barcelona, Spain, Undergraduate Poster Presentation, 2017

S. Zaid-Alkailani*, N. T. Lo*, V. Chiew, S. Lim, J. Verrett. UBC Open Chem-E: An Open-Source, Team-Based Learning Approach to Chemical Engineering. 67th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Edmonton, AB, Undergraduate Poster Presentation, 2017

S. Lim*, R. Fernandez-Gonzalez, J. J. Feng. Modeling Cell Polarization and Intercalation During Fruit Fly Development. AIChE Pacific Northwest Student Regional Conference, Corvallis, Oregon, Paper Presentation, 2017 (1 of 3 students selected to represent UBC)

S. Lim*, R. Fernandez-Gonzalez, J. J. Feng. Modeling Cell Polarization and Intercalation During Fruit Fly Development. AIChE Pacific Northwest Student Regional Conference, Corvallis, Oregon, Poster Presentation, 2017 (2nd Place Award)

S. Lim*, R. Fernandez-Gonzalez, J. J. Feng. Modeling Cell Polarization and Intercalation During Fruit Fly Development. UBC Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference (MURC), Vancouver, BC, Poster Presentation, 2017

2016 S. Lim*, R. Fernandez-Gonzalez, J. J. Feng. Modeling Cell Polarization and Intercalation During Drosophila Germband Extension. Northwest Biomechanics Symposium, Vancouver, BC, Podium Presentation, 2016

2015 T. Asawo, A. Kritharis*, C. S. Lim*, A. May, A. Mitchell, W. Xi*. Carbon-Neutral Production and Transport of Hydrogen Using LNG Infrastructure. 3rd International LNG in BC Conference, Vancouver, BC, Poster Presentation, 2015 (2nd Place Award)

Workshops

2017 A. Kritharis, S. Lim, S. Elnawawi, J. Donaldson. Internet of Brewing (IoB) - The Digital Revolution Meets Beer. AIChE Annual Student Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, 2017 (Invited)

Service

2017 External Grant Reviewer, NSERC Discovery Grant 2017

Activities

2017-2020 Advisor, UBC Envision (AIChE Student Chapter)

2015-2017 Vice-Captain, UBC Chem-E-Car Team

Grant Applications

2022 Co-author, Translating Process Control Theory into Practice – An Innovative, Real-time, Online Simulation Approach to Digital Learning, UBC Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF)

2017 Co-author, Math Doesn’t Need to Be Hard: Integrating Experiential Learning and Interactive Online Resources for Chemical Engineering, UBC Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF)

Supervision

2021 Industry sponsor for Landon Jackson, Undergraduate Thesis on Visualization Techniques for Gain Matrix Conditioning (Advisor: B. Gopaluni), University of British Columbia

2019 Industry sponsor for Liang Cao, PhD Thesis on Soft Sensor Modeling (Advisor: B. Gopaluni), University of British Columbia

2019 Industry sponsor for Shams Elnawawi, Undergraduate Thesis on Visualization Techniques for Model Predictive Controllers (Advisor: B. Gopaluni), University of British Columbia

Training

2019 Profit Blending & Movement: Profit Blend Controller (PBC) Maintenance (PBM-0001), Honeywell, Nov 2019

Profit Blending & Movement: Fundamentals - Profit Blend Optimizer (PBO) Maintenance (PBM-0004), Honeywell, Nov 2019

Symphony Plus Operations - Basic Configuration (S321), ABB, Nov 2019

2018 Introduction to Aspen Process Controller Builder for APC Engineers (APC105), AspenTech, June 2018

Composer Engineering Software Tools (M202), ABB, May 2018

Awards

2019 Parkland Long-Term Incentive Plan (LTIP) Grant, Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) awarded to employees for ‘exemplary contributions’ to the organization.

2017 APSC Rising Star Award, awarded to students graduating in the 2016/17 school year with stories and accomplishments that make them stand out from the crowd.

2016 Donald F. Othmer Sophomore Academic Excellence Award, presented to one freshman/sophomore AIChE student member with the highest GPA, on recommendation of the Student Chapter Advisor.

2016 Graham Somerville Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship, awarded on the basis of academic standing and/or financial need, with recommendation of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.

2016 Ying Ying Chan Zee Scholarship, awarded to a chemical engineering student entering the final year, with first class standing, chosen by class and faculty to be the most helpful to others academically.

2016 CPSC 314 Computer Graphics Hall of Fame, awarded for the best Project 1 model, a star-nosed mole constructed and animated in three.js.

Notes

Last updated: March 2022