In an office full of awards, Lim says he is thrilled to receive his latest, the distinction of becoming a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers (IISE), an honor that usually goes to older engineers capping a lifetime of achievement.
“I’m pretty young to be awarded and it’s nice to hear that people appreciate what I’ve done,” said Lim. “Plus this is not something I initiated. People from outside, not even from UH, initiated this on my behalf.”
At most, 20 engineers become IISE Fellows annually. This year Lim is among only a dozen. The stringent criteria takes full account of a candidate’s success in management, technical innovation, practice innovation and leadership in promoting industrial engineering.