PROF Christina Lim

PROF Christina Lim


  • Hybrid Fiber-Wireless Networks



  • Professor Christina Lim is an Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow and the Director of the Photonics and Electronics Research Laboratory at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at The University of Melbourne. Prof Lim was previously an ARC Australian Research Fellow (2004-2008).



Member of

  • IET Electronics Letters. Associate Editor 2015 -
  • IEEE Photonics Technology Letters. Associate Editor 2013 -
  • IEEE Photonics Newsletter. Associate Editor 2012 -
  • IEEE Student Branch Counsellor. Counsellor 2012 -
  • IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques (MTT) Technical Subcommittee 3 (MTT3). Member 2011 -
  • IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. SMIEEE 2006 -
  • IEEE Photonics Society Board of Governors. Board of Governors 2015 - 2017
  • ARC College of Expert (EMI Panel). College of Expert Panel 2014 - 2016
  • IEEE Microwave Photonics Conference Steering Committee. Member-at-large 2013 - 2016
  • Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden Fund EIS Panel. Engineering and Interdisplinary Science Panel 2013 - 2015


Selected publications


Investigator on

Additional Grant Information

  • 2011-2013: C. Lim, A. Nirmalathas and A. KL Lee, ARC Discovery Project (DP110103066), $320K
    2010-2013: C. Lim, ARC Future Fellow, awarded by the Australian Research Council, $988,800 (ARC funding $788,800 and School funding $200,000)
    2009-2013: R. Tucker, C. Lim, G. Shen, A. Tran and E. Wong, 'Delivering next-generation broadband internet access to Australia: Integration of broadband optical and wireless networks', ARC Discovery Project (DP0987767), ARC funding $870K
    2009: C. Lim, '3.5D Optical Microscope', Collaborative Research Grant, University of Melbourne, $19K
    2007: E. Wong, C. Lim and I. Monroy (TUD), 'Protection schemes against high power exposure in long-reach optical fibre access networks', Joint Research Project, University of Melbourne and Technical University of Denmark, $15K
    2004-2008: C. Lim was awarded an ARC Australian Research Fellowship (ARF) by the Australian Research Council
    2004-2008: D. Novak, A. Nirmalathas, C. Lim and P. Gamage, ARC Discovery Project (DP0452223), $817,052 
    2003-2005: A. Nirmalathas, C. Lim and T. Chae, ARC Discovery Project (DP0345939), $413,313

    E. Wong, A. Nirmalathas and C. Lim, 'Rapid Asynchronous Monitoring for BER Evaluation in Optical Networks', Australian Provisional Patent, Feb. 2003, International Patent filed Jul 2005. 



Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2000
  • BEng, University of Melbourne 1995

Awards and honors

  • ARC Future Fellowship (2010-2013), Australian Research Council (ARC), 2010
  • ARC Australian Research Fellow (ARF 2004-2008), Australian Research Council (ARC), 2004



Available for supervision

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