Victor Shim is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS), and currently also Associate Vice-President for Global Relations. His research interests include dynamic material behaviour, cellular materials, 3D-printed micro-lattices, penetration of high-strength fabrics, and projectile impact on protective structures. He established the Impact Mechanics Laboratory at NUS and is an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Impact Engineering and an Editorial Board Member of Defence Technology.
Victor Shim pursued his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Auckland, supported by a scholarship from the New Zealand government, then returned to Singapore to fulfil military service commitments for three years, and served as an artillery officer. Thereafter, he joined NUS as a Senior Tutor, and concurrently pursued his Master’s degree. He subsequently proceeded to Cambridge University on an NUS scholarship and did his PhD in Impact Mechanics, returning to take on an Assistant Professorship appointment at NUS. He has been a Visiting Scientist at the Tokyo Institute of Technology and a Visiting Scholar at the University of California, San Diego. He has received awards for Teaching Excellence, Innovative Teaching, and Outstanding Service. He has served in university senior administration appointments, and also as a Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, and a Deputy Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering.