Hii Kiew Ling


Ms. Hii Kiew Ling

MSc. BEng. (Hons.), HEA Fellow
Department of Chemical and Energy Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Science, Curtin University, Malaysia 

Contact Details

Location: Skylark 3 Room 409
Telephone: +60 85 630 100 Ext: 2446
Fax: +60 85 630 254
Email: hiikiewling@curtin.edu.my

SCOPUS: https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=54936460500

Research Interests

  • Biomass conversion
  • Environmental biotechnology and Engineering
  • Cell cultivation, Fermentation and optimization

Professional Experience

  • Lecturer, Curtin University Malaysia, Jan 2018 – present.
  • Associate Lecturer, Curtin University Malaysia, Sep  2014 – Dec 2017.
  • Project Chemist, North Malaya Laboratory Sdn Bhd, Jun 2013 – Aug 2014.


  • Top  5  finalist  in  Anugerah  Khas  Menteri  Pendidikan  Malaysia:  Rekabentuk  Kurikulum  Dan Penyampaian Inovatif Tahun 2018 (AKRI 2018) under the category of Transformative Teaching: Alternative Assessment, with the title of “Exposing students to community service through creative Foundation Engineering Physics projects.

Professional Associations

  • Graduate Engineer for Board of Engineer Malaysia


Journal Publications

  1. Lim, A. C. R., Chin, B. L. F., Jawad, Z. A., & Hii, K. L. (2016). Kinetic Analysis of Rice Husk Pyrolysis Using Kissinger-Akahira-Sunose (KAS) Method. Procedia Engineering, 148, 1247-1251
  2. Hii, K. L., Yeap, S. P. & Mashitah, M. D. (2012) Cellulase production from palm oil mill effluent in Malaysia: Economical and technical perspectives. Engineering in Life Sciences, 12, 7-28.
  3. Hii, K. L., Yeap, S. P., and Mashitah, M. D. (2012) Pretreatment of Pressed Pericarp fibers (PPF) using alcohols as solvent to increase the accessibility of cellulose for cellulase production. Journal of the Korean Society for Applied Biological Chemistry, 55, 507-514.
  4. Hii, K. L. & Mashitah M. D.. Optimization of PPF Delignification Using Response Surface Methodology (RSM). (2014) International Journal of Environmental Engineering, 6 (2), 220-238.
  5. Hii, K. L., Yeap, S. P., and Mashitah, M. D. (2014) Utilization of Palm Pressed Pericarp Fibre: Pre-treatment, Optimization and characterization. Environmental Progress and Sustainable energy, 33 (1), 238-249.

Conference Publications

  1. Hii, K. L., and Mashitah, M.D. (2010). Optimization of PPF Delignification using Response Surface Methodology (RSM). In: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Environment (ICENV 2010), 13-15 December, 2010, Penang
  2. Hii, K.L., Yeap, S.P. and Mashitah, M.D. (2011). Pre-Treatment of Pressed Pericarp Fibers Using Polyhydric Alcohols in Pressurized Reactor. In: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Biotechnology Engineering (ICBioE’11), 17-19 May, 2011, Kuala Lumpur.
  3. Hii K.L., Yeap, S.P. and Masitah, M.D. (2014). Pressed Pericarp Fibers: Study of ethanol Pre-treatment afor Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Oil Palm Residue. In 9th CUTSE International Conference, 3-4 December, 2014, Sarawak.

Research Funding

  1. Curtin Sarawak Teaching Innovation Project (CSTIP) 2017 grant, 2017 – 2019. Project title: Exposing Students to Community Service through Creative Foundation Engineering Physics Projects. (Principle Investigator), Amount: RM 2000, 2017 – 2019.