2021 International Conference on Automation Technology and Mechanical Engineering
Prof. Kheng Lim Goh

Prof. Kheng Lim Goh

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Prof. Kheng Lim Goh

Newcastle University, Singapore

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Prof (Dr) Kheng Lim Goh

Newcastle Research & Innovation Institute Singapore (NewRIIS),

Newcastle University in Singapore (NUIS),



Dr Kheng Lim Goh is a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Physicist with the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (UK) and Institute of Physics (UK), respectively. Dr Goh holds the position of Associate Professor (cum Reader in Mechanics of Composite Materials) at Newcastle Research and Innovation Institute (NewRIIS) and Newcastle University in Singapore (NUIS). NewRIIS is a newly established research institute of NUIS, which is affiliated to the Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering, Newcastle University (UK). Dr Goh is also former (founding) Director of Operations (2011-2016) of the Mechanical Design & Manufacturing Degree programme at NUIS.


Currently, Dr Goh leads the research group, Advanced Composites Research Group, at NewRIIS. The Group collaborates extensively with multi-disciplinary/international researchers at national research institutes and higher learning institutes in Singapore as well as overseas ones, namely INRA, Manchester University, Monash University and DTU. Dr Goh is dedicated to training the next generation of research scientists in composite materials by providing innovative learning environments for postgraduate research students under his charge at his research group.


Dr Goh’s research is focused on materials science and engineering. Essentially, it addresses the Materials for X approach, where X embraces the following topical areas: Energy, Medicine, A.I., and Sustainable Development (UN SDGs, https://sdgs.un.org/goals). By and large, his research projects involve composite materials in five key strands: (1) composite laminates for aerospace engineering; (2) nanocomposite membrane for water filtration; (3) nanocomposite biomaterials for biomedical engineering; (4) recycled composites for energy; (5) A.I. Composites.


Dr Goh has authored and co-authored over 80 papers in peer-reviewed journals, books and conferences that cover a wide range of composite materials, together with international collaborators from Argentina, Canada, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka and UK. Dr Goh is also the author of the book entitled 'Discontinuous-fibre reinforced composites: fundamentals of stress transfer and fracture mechanics' published by Springer in 2017.


Dr Goh was a recipient of an EU Framework Research Fellowship, which provided him the opportunity to work on a three-year EU Framework V programme to study the mechanisms of ageing in connective tissue. The programme, led by Prof Peter Purslow and Dr Richard Taylor, involved a consortium of 5 institutions, namely Cardiff University, Manchester University, INRA, Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University (Denmark), and Stirling University. Before joining Newcastle University, Dr Goh has held the post of Assistant Professor in Bioengineering at Nanyang Technological University and Senior Lecturer in mechanical engineering at Monash University.


Dr Goh received his BSc (Physics, Honours) degree in 1992 from National University of Singapore. He then went on to pursue his MSc degree (at National University of Singapore) in bioengineering-under the supervision of Dr Soo-Chin Liew and Prof Bruce Hasegawa (University of California San Francisco), followed by PhD (at University of Aberdeen scholarship) at the Biomechanics and Biomaterials research group advised by Prof David Hukins, Prof Richard Aspden and Dr Kath Mathias. He received his PhD (Biomedical Physics & Bioengineering) degree in 2002.