Dr Lim Sing Sheng (Issac)

School of Engineering

+603 5515 9659
Room 5-4-55

Personal statement

Issac graduated from Monash University with both a Bachelor of Engineering and a Doctor in Philosophy degree majoring in mechanical engineering. He was a recipient of the Higher Degree Research (HDR) scholarship. His research focus is on design tools and methodologies for the development of eco-innovative products and processes. Besides innovation, his deeper passion is in developing innovators. In his research on creative pedagogy, he has co-developed an undergraduate subject on leadership and innovation. It is offered at Monash University since year 2014. Issac has over 10 years of industry experience as a certified TRIZ consultant and trainer. To date, he has consulted and trained innovators from diverse industries within South East Asia. His involvement in the startup ecosystem has resulted in the establishment of an incubator and startups with a total valuation of over USD 25 million. He also serves as the Honorary Treasurer at the Malaysia TRIZ Innovation Association (MyTRIZ).

Academic degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Monash University Malaysia, 2018
  • Bachelor in Engineering (Honours) Mechanical Engineering, Monash University Malaysia, 2008


Abubakar, Sabiran; Arsad, Norhana; Ehsan, Abang Annuar; Hamzah, Azura; Ariffin, Nur Hazliza; Ab-Rahman, Mohammad Syuhaimi; , 2019, Performance Analysis of Disposable Flow Cell for Nitrite Detection, IEEE Access, (146024-146036), Volume: 7, 10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2946191

Ariffin, Nur Hazliza; Arsad, Norhana; Jumat, Mohd Fikri Mohd; Zain, Mohd Saiful Dzulkefly; Bais, Badariah (2018) Vector algebra qibla detection in an indoor, semi-open and outdoor environment, Journal of Engineering Science and Technology, (1573-1586), Volume: 13, Issue Number: 18234690, https://www.scopus.com/record/display.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85050146459&origin=resultslist

Muda, R.; Arsad, N.; Ariffin, N.; Hadi, A. A. (2018) A compact optical fiber based gas sensing system for carbon dioxide monitoring, Journal of Telecommunication, Electronic and Computer Engineering, (11-14), Volume: 10, Issue Number: 21801843, https://www.scopus.com/record/display.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85045261878&origin=resultslist

Muda, R.; Arsad, N.; Ariffin, N.; Hadi, A. A. (2018) Dual channel double wavelength method in optical fiber-based gas sensor for carbon dioxide detection, Journal of Telecommunication, Electronic and Computer Engineering, (159-162), Volume: 10, Issue Number: 21801843, https://www.scopus.com/record/display.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85045257264&origin=resultslist

Ariffin, Nur Hazliza; Zakaria, Iza Rozwan Iskandar; Arsad, Norhana; Bakar, Ahmad Ashrif Abu; Bais, Badariah; Zan, Mohd Saiful Dzulkefly (2018) Autonomous MEMS gyroscope and accelerometer for north finding system, Journal of Telecommunication, Electronic and Computer Engineering, (13-17), Volume: 10, Issue Number: 21801843, https://www.scopus.com/record/display.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85045137690&origin=resultslist

Ariffin, Nur Hazliza; Arsad, Norhana (2017) MEMS gyroscope and accelerometer based north finding system, ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, (6517-6522), Volume: 12, https://www.scopus.com/record/display.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85035349190&origin=resultslist


Ariffin, Nur Hazliza; Arsad, Norhana; Bais, Badariah (2017) Low cost MEMS gyroscope and accelerometer implementation without Kalman Filter for angle estimation, 2016 International Conference on Advances in Electrical, Electronic and Systems Engineering, ICAEES 2016, (77-82), 10.1109/ICAEES.2016.7888013,

Research Interests

MEMS, IoT, embedded systems, control systems, robotic design and digital signal processing.

Research Projects

Title: InnoQibla

The illustration of the InnoQibla systems

The InnoQibla is an automated system comprises of MEMS gyroscope, microcontroller, stepper motor, micro step driver and laser. The MEMS gyroscope is placed on the horizontal rotating laser which mounted on stepper motor, while the data and power cables of the gyroscope and microcontroller are connected for communication. The microcontroller controls the rotating stepper motor, the gyroscope will configure and collects the data for determining the direction of True North (reference point). The True North information shall be used as reference input to appropriately steering the laser source forming the directional line pointing toward Qibla direction based upon Qibla Vector Algebra method.

The patented InnoQibla are highly specific & compact, cost-effective, quick & simple manner, without the use of complicated and sophisticated devices. Advantageously, the systems are not affected by magnetic interference and satellite signal attenuation typically occurred inside the building which leads to unsolicited errors and inaccuracy in the readings by way of measuring the direction of True North and Qibla.

In addition, the field test results prove that the InnoQibla can achieve an accuracy of ±7’ 06” with respect to the true north and Qibla direction, which was verified by the Department of Survey and Mapping Malaysia. The entire process of determining the true north and the Qibla direction using the developed system takes less than 30 minutes compared with existing methods and equipment which typically consumes more than 2 hours.

Local grants

  • Autonomous Qibla Finder, Norhana Arsad, Nur Hazliza Ariffin, Afida Ayob, Ahmad Ashrif Abu Bakar, Mohd Saiful Dzulkefli Zan, 2017-2019, Dana Inovasi Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, RM100,000

Current supervision

Nor Farahulain Binti Muhammed Pauzi
Analysis of Digital Filter for Angle Estimation using MEMS Gyroscope and Accelerometer
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Adawiyah Binti Aminuddin
Design and Development of Cross Line Laser for Direction Marking Application
Universiti Malaysia Perlis

Completed supervision

Nurdiana Sulaiman
433MHz Wireless GPS Transmitter System: An Analysis of Distance and Accuracy
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Azri Hariz Bin Ahmad
Self-leveling Laser for Direction Marking System
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Mohd Fikri Bin Mohd Jumat
Utilization of Vector Algebra for Indoor Qibla Marking System
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Local Award/Recognition/Exhibition/Stewardship

  • Islamic Innovation Challenge 2019, Gold Award, Innovation Agency Malaysia, 2019, InnoQibla
  • 2017 International Conference and Exposition on Inventions (PECIPTA 2017), Gold Award, Institutions of Higher Learning, 2017, InnoQibla