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Mohamed Sufian Bin Mohd. Nawi

Academic Qualification

  • Ph.D in Pharmaceutical Technology (Medicinal Chemistry) - Doctor of Philosophy, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Master of Science (Pharmaceutical Technology) - Masters Degree, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Chemistry - Bachelor Degree, Universiti Malaya (UM)

Mohamed Sufian Bin Mohd. Nawi (Dr.)

Assistant Professor
IIUM Kuantan Campus


Expert Profile

Mohamed Sufian bin Mohd Nawi obtained his Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from University of Malaya in 1993 and worked as a quality assurance and quality control chemist at Kekwa Indah Sdn. Bhd, Nilai Industrial Park, Malaysia. He later worked as a sales executive for scientific instruments, laboratory apparatus and chemicals for Bumi Sains Sdn. BhD.
He joined Alam Sekitar Malaysia Sdn.Bhd in 1996-2005 as a water quality monitoring officer as an area manager. He started his career as an academician in IIUM in 2008 after getting his Master's in Pharmaceutical Technology, and now he is completing his Ph.D in Pharmaceutical Technology in the field of Computer Aided Drug Design and Drug Discovery.
Mohamed Sufian is currently a lecturer at the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Kulliyyah of Pharmacy.

Area of Specialisation

  • Medical And Health ~ Medical And Health Sciences ~ Pharmacy ~ Other Pharmacy n.e.c.

Research Projects

2020 - 2023 Molecular characterization and modification of 5,7,8-trihydroxyflavone and its chemical analogues to discover a novel antihyperglycemic agent
2015 - 2020 Addressing Formulation Issues of Syariah Compliant Generic Sustained Release Antidiabetic Solid Dosage Form



2023 Phytochemical screening, total phenolic, reducing sugar contents, and antioxidant activities of Gelidium spinosum (S.G. Gmelin) P.C. Silva. Tropical Journal of Natural Product Research, 7 (3) pp. 2618-2623
2023 Phytoconstituents assessment and toxicity study of Gelidium spinosum water extract in zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryos. Rasayan Journal of Chemistry, 16 (3) pp. 1883-1891
2020 Medicinal potential of isoflavonoids: Polyphenols that may cure diabetes. Molecules, 25 () pp.
2019 Determination of cetirizine in human plasma and validation method using HPLC technique. Journal of Drug Delivery and Therapeutics, 9 (2-S (March-April)) pp. 243-247
2019 Thioguanine-based DENV-2 NS2B/NS3 protease inhibitors: Virtual screening, synthesis, biological evaluation and molecular modelling. PLoS ONE, 14 (1) pp. 1-21
2018 Preliminary study on the formulation of syariah compliant generic sustained release gliclazide tablet using xanthan gum. International Medical journal Malaysia (IMJM), 17 (Special Issue 2) pp. 1-4
Conference or Workshop Item

2017 Combination of xanthan gum and HPMC as retardants in sustained release gliclazide formulation. In: International Malaysian French Scientific Conference 2017,
2016 Ligand based drug discovery of novel dengue-2 NS2B-NS3 protease inhibitors. In: 4th International Conference on Computation for Science and Technology (ICCST 2016),
2016 Preliminary study on the formulation of syariah compliant generic sustained release gliclazide tablet using xanthan gum. In: 2nd World Congress on Integration and Islamicisation: Focus on Medical and Healthcare Science (2WCII 2016),
2008 The effect of carbopol 940 on physical stability of palm olein emulsions stabilised by span and tween surfactants. In: 8th MPS Pharmacy Scientific Conference 2008,
2006 Rheology of palm olein emulsions stabilized by non-ionic surfactants as potential carriers for drug delivery . In: National Seminar on Science Technology & Social Science 2006,

2017 Palm olein emulsions potential vehicles for drug delivery. IIUM Press, International Islamic University Malaysia, ISBN: 978-967-418-700-2

2018 Addressing formulation issues of syariah compliant generic sustained release antidiabetic solid dosage form.. In: ,