Dr. Lim's research covers developing and profiling non-conventional interfaces and applications for VR environments, knowledge engineering and human factors evaluation. His research emphasis is in conceptual design of products and integrated systems, game-based approaches for engineering, and neurometrics. The application area is in Industry 4.0, bio-cybernetics on the development of 'living' autonomous machinery (e.g. nature inspired mirco and macro scale robots). His applied approach has seen his work commercialized by industry such as Renishaw, Pathtrace and RPLogic.