Institut Sel Fuel

 Masa Depan Tenaga

Lim Kean Long, PhD; P.Tech

Research Fellow

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  • Telephone: +603 8911 8494
  • Address: Fuel Cell Institute
  • Level 5, Research Complex
    National University of Malaysia
    43600 UKM Bangi


Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, University of New South Wales, 2015

Master of Engineering (Chemical), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 2008

Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) (Chemical), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 2007


Research Experiences

Research Fellow (2008-Present) Fuel Cell Institute, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

MEXT Fellow (2019-2020) Takasaki Advanced Radiation Research Institute, National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology, Japan, Advisor: Dr. Yamamoto Shunya

Visiting scholar (2011) Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Yuen Ze University, Taiwan

Visiting scholar (2011) School of Materials Science and Engineering, Guilin University of Electronic Technology, China

PhD Research Student (2010-2015) School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of New South Wales, Australia, Advisor: Associate Prof. Dr. Sammy Lap Ip Chan

MEng Student (2007-2008) Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Advisor: Prof. Ir. Dr. Zahira Yaakob.



2019 MEXT fellowship, Nuclear Researchers Exchange Program (2019-2020), Japan Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

2017 Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing for Materials Chemistry and Physics (2017)

2016 Travel Award to International Workshop on Sustainable Soil and Groundwater Protection and Remediation 2016, Republic of China (Taiwan)

2012 Travel Award, UNSW Postgraduate Research Student Support Scheme

2010 PhD Scholarship, Public University Academic Training Scheme (SLAI, 2010-2014), Malaysia Ministry of Higher Education

2009 International Invention, Innovation, Industrial Design & Technology Exhibition Gold Medal

2008 Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE) Silver Medal


Professional Memberships

Malaysia Board of Technologist (MBOT), Professional Technologist (Materials Technology)

Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), Graduate Engineer

Malaysia Associaton of Hydrogen Energy (MAHE), Life Member

Microscopy Society Malaysia, Life Member

Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), Associate Member

Instituion of Engineers Malaysia, Graduate Member

World Society of Sustainable Energy Technologies, Member


Professional Activities and Services

International level

Malaysia Coordinator of International Joint-Research and Training Program: International Workshop on promoting Sustainable Protection and Restoration of Soil, Groundwater and Water Environment 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020

Review panel for research grant proposal for Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

Peer reviewer for international journals such as Materials Chemistry and Physics, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Biomass and Bioenergy, Journal of Molecular Liquids, Poland Journal of Chemical Technology, Chemical Papers, Ionics, Asia-Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering, etc.

National level

Drafter for Hydrogen Storage and Safety with Fuel Cell As Power Generator for ICT Infrastructures, Malaysia Technical Standards Forum Bhd.

External examiner for Diploma project at Tun Syed Nasir Syed Ismail Polytechnic.

Organising Committee Member and Session Chair of Symposium of Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technology 2019 (SFCHT 2019)

Organising Committee Member and Session Chair of International Conference on BEFEW Nexus 2018 (BEFEW 2018)

Deputy Secretary and Session Chair of 6th International Conference on Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technology 2017 (ICFCHT 2017)

Appointed as Assistant Secretariat of Malaysia Association of Hydrogen Energy (MAHE), 2017-2019

Organising Committee Member of Symposium of Malaysian Chemical Engineers (SOMChE), 2008 & 2015

External judge for 3rd Engineering Undergraduate Research Catalyst Conference, Taylor’s University

Peer reviewer for Malaysian Journals such as Sains Malaysiana, Jurnal Teknologi, Jurnal Kejuruteraan, etc.


University level

Appointed as internal examiner for Master and PhD theses at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (3 PhD)

Curriculum Reviewer for Master of Chemical Engineering Program, Master and PhD of Fuel Cell Engineering, Hydrogen Energy and Energy Management and Policy Programs, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

UKM Internal Auditor of ISO9001:2015, since 2014

Course Coordinator of Hydrogen Energy, 2015-2016, 2020-present

Head of Quality Assurance of Fuel Cell Institute, 2018-2019

Laboratory Manager of Fuel Processing Laboratory, 2014-present

Webmaster of Fuel Cell Institute, 2008-2010


Past Students

Nurul Zafirah Abd. Khalim Khafidz, M.Sc.,’Study on the effect of magnesium oxide and magnesium hydride on carbon nanofiber for adsorption and desorption of hydrogen’, Co-supervisor. Graduated 2018.

Norilhamiah Yahya, Ph.D., ‘Development of PdAu/VGCNG anode electrocatalyst for direct glycerol fuel cell applications, Co-supervisor’. Graduated 2018.