New Jersey Institute of Technology President Teik Lim received a 2023 Distinguished Leadership Achievement Award from the Chinese American Academic and Professional Society last week.
The award was presented at the CAAPS 48th Annual Convention, the theme of which was “Innovative Thinking for a Brighter Future.”
Lim also delivered the convention’s keynote address.
The convention took place in Queens at the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel.
Lim, who took over as the ninth president of NJIT in July 2022, also serves as a distinguished professor of mechanical engineering.
Prior to joining NJIT, he led the University of Texas at Arlington as interim president from 2020-2022.
Lim’s career has spanned from the private sector to university administration. He worked as an engineer at Structural Dynamics Research Corp. before joining the Ohio State University Center for Automotive Research as a research scientist. He taught at the University of Alabama beginning in 1998, as associate professor, before joining the University of Cincinnati in 2002, where he advanced from associate professor to professor to department head and to associate dean for graduate studies and research before, ultimately, being named dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science.
Lim earned his Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Michigan Technological University, his Master of Science from the University of Missouri – Rolla and his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the Ohio State University.