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King Ung Hii

B.Sc (Hons) (UM), M.Sc. (UM)

Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Science

Office No:+60 82 260 735
Fax No:+60 82 260 813
Room No: E330, Building E, FECS
Email: khii@swinburne.edu.my
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King Ung received his B.Sc in Applied Physics in 2006 and M.Sc in Applied Optics in 2011 from University of Malaya. Upon the completion of his undergraduate studies, he continued to work as a research assistant in the optics laboratory of physics department, University of Malaya on experimental optics research. He was also a tutor for two years during his graduate studies. King Ung joined the Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Science, Swinburne Sarawak (SUTS) in 2010.

His research interests include optical metrology and optical engineering for high precision measurement, detection, imaging and sensing.

Research Interests

  • Confocal optics and microscopy
  • High precision optical beam collimation and wavefront analysis
  • Interferometric system
  • Non-destructive optical testing
  • Optical biosensing

Professional Memberships

  • OSA Member (The Optical Society)
  • SPIE Member (International Society for Optics and Photonics)

PhD/Master by Research Opportunities

Potential research higher degree candidates are welcome to enquire about postgraduate opportunities in the areas listed above. Please e-mail khii@swinburne.edu.my for more information.

Research Grants

  • Principal Investigator. 3D Geometric Coordinates Model for Physical and Virtual Modes of Learning & Teaching, Swinburne Sarawak Learning & Teaching Grant, August 2022 – Jul 2023.
  • Principal Investigator. Development of sensitivity improved reflectance confocal microscopy for dermatological applications, Sarawak Research Development Council Grant, May 2020 – Mar 2023.
  • Principle Investigator. A novel optical beam collimation metrology using lateral shearing interferometry, Swinburne Sarawak Research Grant, Jan 2014 – June 2015.
  • Principle Investigator. Development and study of an air gap shearing device for shearing interferometry application, University Malaya Postgraduate Research Grant, Oct 2007 – Sep 2008.
  • International SPIE Contingency Student Travel Grant, SPIE, 2008.


  • Innovation Technology Expo 2019, Silver Award (2019).
  • Malaysian Delegate of the 62nd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting (Physics), Lindau, Germany (2012). (Recognition)
  • Best Presentation Award for “Calibration of a low-cost phase shifter for digital holography,” 2006 Physics Research Colloquium, University of Malaya (2006).


  • Journal paper King Ung Hii and Kuan Hiang Kwek, “Quadruple-pass lateral shearing interferometer for collimation-based applications,” Appl. Opt. Vol. 53, H109-H113, 2014. (Feature Issue)
  • Journal paper King Ung Hii and Kuan Hiang Kwek, “Simultaneous measurement of refractive index and thickness with a convergent beam,” Opt. Rev. Vol. 21, 705-708, 2014. (Special Issue)
  • Journal paper King Ung Hii and Kuan Hiang Kwek, “Wavefront reversal technique for self-referencing collimation testing,” Appl. Opt. Vol. 49, 668-672, 2010.
  • Journal paper King Ung Hii and Kuan Hiang Kwek, “Dual-prism interferometer for collimation testing,” Appl. Opt. Vol. 48, 397-400, 2009.
  • Conference paper K. U. Hii “Multiple-pass configuration for improved reflection mode confocal system”, Proc. SPIE 11200, AOS Australian Conference on Optical Fibre Technology (ACOFT) and Australian Conference on Optics, Lasers, and Spectroscopy (ACOLS) 2019, 1120020 (30 December 2019)
  • Conference paper K. U. Hii, “Decollimation Amplification Approach for an Improved Reflection Mode Confocal System,” in 2018 Joint Symposia on Optics, (Optica Publishing Group, 2018)
  • Conference paper K. U. Hii “Quadrant-division technique for differential sensitivity optical beam measurement”, Proc. SPIE 10023, Optical Metrology and Inspection for Industrial Applications IV, 100230E (24 November 2016)
  • Conference paper K. U. Hii and K. H. Kwek, “Simultaneous Measurement of Refractive Index and Thickness with a Convergence Beam,” 9th International Conference on Optics-photonics Design and Fabrication (ODF 2014), 12–14 Feb. 2014, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Conference paper K. U. Hii and K. H. Kwek, “Half-aperture Four-field Lateral Shearing Interferometer for Collimation-based Applications,” Optics & Photonics Taiwan International Conference (OPTIC 2013), 5–7 Dec. 2013, Tao Yuan, Taiwan.
  • Conference paper K. U. Hii and K. H. Kwek “Wide dynamic beam size range lateral-shear interferometer”, Interferometry XIV: Techniques and Analysis, Proc. SPIE Vol. 7063, 706318, 10–14 Aug. 2008, San Diego, California, USA.
  • Conference paper K. U. Hii, K. H. Kwek, “A double-prism lateral shear interferometer for wavefront analysis and collimation testing”, 9th International Symposium on Laser Metrology, Proc. SPIE Vol. 7155, 71551A, 30 Jun. –2 Jul. 2008, Singapore.
  • Patent
    Malaysia Patent: PI 2011000405 (Patent Granted on Sep 2021). Application: Method and apparatus for optical beam collimation testing.
  • Patent
    Malaysia Patent: PI 20072321 (Patent Granted on Jul 2018). Application: Wide dynamic beam size range lateral-shear interferometer.