• Tuesday 14 May 2024
  • 5.45pm - 6:30pm
  • Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts
  • Free

Discover the transformative power of serendipity with Professor James Lim, a civil/structural engineer, as he takes the stage at the University of Waikato to deliver his lecture, "The Serendipity of an Academic Career".

Join us on a journey through Professor Lim's career so far, marked by serendipitous encounters and collaborations. At the heart of his lecture lies a powerful vision for the future – one where academia and industry join forces to tackle New Zealand's pressing social housing needs, with a focus on affordability, sustainability, and resilience, particularly for the Māori community.

Join Professor Lim as he reflects on pivotal moments that shaped his trajectory, including the fortuitous meeting that ignited a partnership between academia and industry, paving the way for innovative research and meaningful impact.

With the support of the School of Engineering, Professor Lim has worked alongside colleagues, developing initiatives to bridge the gap between theory and practice, creating opportunities for collaboration and collective action.

Don't miss this opportunity to gain insights from Professor Lim's journey and explore the possibilities that arise from embracing serendipity in academia and beyond.

This 45-minute public lecture will be held at the Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts at the University of Waikato in Hamilton, starting at 5.45pm. Opus Bar will be open from 5pm.

Free parking is available on campus via Gate 2B, Knighton Road, Hamilton from 4.30pm.

Please register your attendance by clicking on 'Get Tickets' and bring your eticket, with you on the evening to be scanned.

World-changing research. Free lectures. Hear from our newest professors as they demonstrate how their work is having a real impact on the world around us at our Hamilton Public Lecture Series. 

Throughout the year we also host our panel discussions,‘Kaupapa Kōrero - little talks, big topics’ featuring University of Waikato academics and invited guests exploring questions of local and international importance.  

All our lectures are free, open to the public and held at the Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts on Tuesdays beginning at 5.45pm, with the Opus bar open for refreshments from 5pm. 

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Professor James Lim


room: F.1.11F
email: james.lim@waikato.ac.nz
mobile / WhatsApp / zoom: +64 (0) 22 417 5301 / https://waikato.zoom.us/my/james.lim.meetingroom

I am a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers. My PhD was on the topic of cold-formed steel portal frames, super…