Introducing our newest #TeamDUG member.

Exciting news! DUG has recently grown our science communication department..

Headcount: 1

Hooray! In today’s post, Mitchell Lim, our new science writer/communicator for The Daily DUG introduces himself to you all.


Ever since I was a kid I’ve always been fascinated by everything science. Mum would be constantly bombarded by questions that she had no idea how to answer (sorry mum for being so annoying).

“Why does the sky have so many different colours?”

“What do you think caused the inception of the Universe?”

“Why are we able to see, smell, hear, taste and feel?”

“Why are birds fine sitting on power lines? Does that mean I can do that too?”


Fortunately, that last thought was a theory I never got around to testing!


Remember those times in school when you were asked about what you’d like to be when you grow up?

Well I guess at this point you have figured out my obvious choice.

Yup, I’ve always wanted to be a scientist. Maybe that’s what inspired me to pursue my PhD (I’m currently in the final stages of thesis writing!), and I’m blessed to be one of the lucky ones to live out my dreams.

 Although my research niche lies in chemical catalysis and ultrasonics (high-energy sound waves), my burning passion and curiosity for general sciencey stuff shines through equally. From topics in climate change to green and sustainable technologies, from the depths of the oceans, to the vast arrays of galaxies in the skies above – what can I say – I’m just a huge science nerd.

Exciting times lie ahead as I take on the role as a science writer/communicator at DUG. Marrying my trained research and writing skills with my love for science and technology, I will strive to deliver interesting, thought-provoking and inspiring science content to The Daily DUG readers. After all, just like party pizzas – knowledge is best when shared, and I believe knowledge is the fundamental and indispensable catalyst for change and progress. 

So, if you’ve got any exciting science news you’d like to share with the world, feel free to reach out to me for a feature on our blog! Otherwise, be sure to check The Daily DUG regularly for a daily dose of nerdery!


By Mitchell Lim

Mitchell Lim is the latest addition to DUG’s science communication department. Currently completing his PhD in Chemical Engineering, Mitch is an expert in the fields of catalysis and ultrasonics. Full-time science geek, part-time fitness junkie, Mitch is living proof that brains and brawn are not mutually exclusive. His mission is to make science more accessible to you, while dreaming of having access to Martian land someday.