Staff Directory

Fiona How Ni Foong

Academic Qualification

  • Synthesis - Doctor of Philosophy, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • Industrial Chemistry - Bachelor Degree, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)

Fiona How Ni Foong (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)

Associate Professor
IIUM Kuantan Campus


Area of Specialisation

  • Natural Science ~ Physical Sciences ~ Condensed Matter Physics ~ Crystallography - Crystallography studies
  • Medical And Health ~ Medical And Health Sciences ~ Biomedical Sciences ~ Other Biomedical Sciences n.e.c. - Bioassays studies of synthetic compounds
  • Natural Science ~ Chemical Sciences ~ Analytical Chemistry ~ Computational Chemistry - Correlation study and preliminary QSAR study
  • Natural Science ~ Chemical Sciences ~ Inorganic Chemistry ~ Transition Metal Chemistry - Synthesis and Characterization of Dithiocarbazate Derivatives ligands and their metal complexes
  • Medical And Health ~ Medical And Health Sciences ~ Phamaceutical Industry ~ Synthesis Technology - Biological activity studies of synthetic compounds

Professional Membership

  • 2014 - 2019: Member of Profesional Body / Association, PERTUBUHAN KRISTALOGRAFI MALAYSIA

Teaching Responsibilities

BASIC CHEMISTRY 2013/2014 2012/2013
FINAL YEAR PROJECT I 2021/2022 2020/2021
FINAL YEAR PROJECT II 2021/2022 2020/2021
GOOD LABORATORY PRACTICE 2021/2022 2020/2021
HEALTH RISK ASSESSMENT 2017/2018 2015/2016
INDUSTRIAL TOXICOLOGY 2022/2023 2021/2022 2020/2021 2018/2019 2017/2018 2016/2017
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY I 2020/2021 2018/2019 2017/2018 2015/2016
Inorganic Chemistry 1 2022/2023 2021/2022 2020/2021
Inorganic Chemistry 2 2022/2023 2021/2022
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY II 2022/2023 2020/2021 2017/2018 2015/2016 2014/2015
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH 2019/2020 2017/2018 2016/2017
ORGANOMETALLIC & BIOINORGANIC CHEMISTRY 2022/2023 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020 2014/2015
Organometallic and Bioinorganic Chemistry 2022/2023 2021/2022
Practical Inorganic Chemistry 2022/2023 2021/2022 2020/2021
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 2022/2023 2018/2019 2016/2017 2012/2013
TOXICOLOGY 2010/2011
WASTE MANAGEMENT 2020/2021 2019/2020 2016/2017 2015/2016

Research Projects

2022 - 2023 Kempen Memupuk Kesedaran Pengumpulan E-Sisa di Kalangan Penduduk Selangor
2018 - 2021 Chemical analyses of various heteroatom ligands
2017 - 2021 Synthesis, Characterization And Biological Studies Of Substituted Thiadiazine Derivatives And Their Metal Complexes
2015 - 2020 Antimicrobial efficacy of metalloantibiotics against surgical site infections
2014 - 2016 Synthesis, Characterization and Biological Study of Metal Complexes Derived from Thymoquinone
2013 - 2018 Polyamine Sulfur Conjugates: A Paradigm for Selective Drug Delivery to Cancer Cells via Polyamine Transport System
2012 - 2015 Synthesis, Characterization and Biological Studies of Dithiocarbamates Derivatives and their Transition Metal Complexes
2012 - 2013 In-Vivo Study: Investigation of burn wound healing properties with cucumber extract
2010 - 2012 Synthesis and Characterization of Heteroatom Ligand and Its Metal Complexes
2010 - 2013 Synthesis and Characterization of Multidentate Chelating Agent and Their Metal Complexes

Award & Recognition

08 Oct, 2017 Gold Medal - 1st IIUM International Dental Conference 2017, Kuantan, Malaysia International
31 May, 2016 Best Poster Award - The 14th Symposium of Malaysian Society of Applied Biology, Malacca National
20 Aug, 2015 Young Investigator Award - 28th Regional Symposium of Malaysia Analytical Sciences International
20 Aug, 2015 Oral Session Chairperson - 28th Regional Symposium of Malaysian Analytical Sciences, Ipoh, Malaysia University
13 Jun, 2014 Bronze Medal - IRIIE 2014, IIUM KCDIO
20 Feb, 2013 Silver Medal, Nitrogen-Sulfur Compounds: Cytotoxic Study and Their Potential Application - IRIIE 2013, IIUM University
22 Feb, 2012 Silver Medal Award for IRIIE 2012 - International Islamic University Malaysia University
22 Feb, 2012 Silver Medal - IRIIE 2012, IIUM KCDIO
24 Mar, 2007 Young Scientist Award - International Union of Crystallography International



2022 Anti-cancer activities of β-mangostin against oral squamous cell carcinoma. Journal of International Dental and Medical Research, 15 (1) pp. 81-87
2022 Antibacterial activities of metal-natural extract complexes. Malaysian Journal of Chemistry, 24 (2) pp. 215-222
2021 Synthesis, characterization and antimicrobial studies of metal complexes derived from gentamicin sulfate. Malaysian Journal of Chemistry, 23 (2) pp. 226-232
2020 Analyses and pollution potential of heavy metals at the Jerangau-Jabor landfill in Kuantan, Malaysia. Pollution, 6 (4) pp. 801-810
2020 Distorted octahedral S-methyl 2-(2-oxoindolin-3-ylidene) hydrazinecarbodithioate (SMISA) tridentate schiff base complex of Co(II): synthesis, characterization and structural studies. Malaysian Journal of Chemistry, 22 (3) pp. 25-31
2019 A new structural motif for cadmium dithiocarbamates: crystal structures and hirshfeld surface analyses of homoleptic zinc and cadmium morpholine dithiocarbamates. Zeitschrift für Kristallographie - Crystalline Materials, 234 (5) pp. 341-349
2019 S-quinolin-2-yl-methyldithiocarbazate-based magnetic adsorbent for magnetic solid-phase extraction of heavy metals from water samples. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, () pp. 1-18
2017 Antibiotic susceptibility study Of metal-gentamicin complexes against Staphylococcus aureus biofilms. International Medical Journal Malaysia, 16 (Supplementary Issue 2) pp. 1-1
2017 Synthesize and characterization of putrescine sulfur analogues. ESTEEM Academic Journal, 13 (Special Issue) pp. 91-97
2016 Antibiotic susceptibility study of metal-gentamicin complexes against Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms. International Medical Journal Malaysia, 15 (Supplement Issue) pp. 9-9
2015 Biological properties of cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) extracts = Sifat-sifat biologi ekstrak timun (Cucumis sativus L.) . Malaysian Journal of Analytical Sciences (MJAS), 19 (6) pp. 1218-1222
2015 Crystal structure of benzyltriphenylphosphonium chloride monohydrate. Acta Crystallographica Section E Structure Reports Online, 71 () pp. o410-o411
2015 Crystal structure of S -(4-methylbenzyl) piperidinedithiocarbamate. Acta Crystallographica Section E Structure Reports Online, E71 () pp. o647-o647
2015 Structure determination and tautomeric transition of 3-amino-1{[bis(benzylsulfanyl)methylidene]amino}urea. Journal of Structural Chemistry, 56 (7) pp. 1431-1436
2015 Synthesis, crystal structure and cholinesterase enzymes inhibitory activities of new pyridine alkaloid derivative. Asian Journal of Chemistry, 27 (11) pp. 4092-4096
2013 Eupalitin from Asparagus falcatus (Linn.) has anticancer activity and induces activation of caspases 3/7 in human colorectal tumor cells. Journal of Medicinal Plants Research, 7 (20) pp. 1401-1405
2012 2,3,9,10,15,16-Hexaazatetracyclo[,16.011,15]hexadecane dihydrate. Acta Crystallographica Section E Structure Reports Online, 68 (8) pp. o2545-o2545
2012 Synthesis, characterization and antibacterial activity of Schiff base derived from S-methyldithiocarbazate and methylisatin. Journal of Chemical Crystallography, 42 (2) pp. 173-179
2011 4-Hydroxy-3-methoxybenzaldehyde-nicotinamide (1/1). Acta Crystallographica Section E Structure Reports Online, E (67) pp. o3168-o3168
2011 Dipotassium disulfanilamidate trihydrate. Acta Crystallographica Section E, E67 () pp. m1071-m1071
2011 Synthesis, characterisation and biological activities of 2-Methylbenzyl 2-(dipyridin-2-yl methylene)hydrazinecarbodithioate. Journal of Chemical Crystallography, 41 (4) pp. 491-495
2011 Synthesis, characterization and cytotoxic activity of S-benzyldithiocarbazate Schiff bases derived from 5-fluoroisatin, 5-chloroisatin, 5-bromoisatin and their crystal structures. Journal of Chemical Crystallography, 41 (12) pp. 1630-1641
2011 The crystal structure and cytotoxicity of Centrosymmetric Copper(II) complex derived from S-methyldithiocarbazate with isatin. Journal of Chemical Crystallography, 41 (12) pp. 1866-1871
2010 Synthesis, characterization and biological activities of 3-methylbenzyl 2-(6-methyl pyridin-2-ylmethylene)hydrazine carbodithioate and its transition metal complexes. Transition Metal Chemistry, 35 (7) pp. 871-876
2009 Synthesis and structure determination of s,s′-(Naphthalen-2-ylmethyl sulfanyl (1-p-tolyl-ethylidene) hydrazine . Journal of Chemical Crystallography, 39 (12) pp. 894-897
2008 Synthesis, characterization and biological studies of S-benzyl-b-N-(benzoyl) dithiocarbazate and its metal complexes. Polyhedron, 27 () pp. 3325-3329
2007 S-Quinolin-2-ylmethyldithiocarbazate. Acta Crystallographica Section E Structure Reports Online, E63 () pp. o3137-o3138
Conference or Workshop Item

2019 Comparison of the in vitro and in vivo toxic effects of thymoquinone using oral cancer HSC-3 and HSC-4 cell lines, oral fibroblasts, HACAT cell line, and Zebrafish embryos. In: 2017 Conference on Biomedical and Advanced Materials, Bio-CAM 2017,
2018 Analysis of cadmium and chromium content in raw and treated leachate from Jerangau-Jabor landfill site, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia. In: International Conference of Analytical Sciences 2018 (SKAM 31),
2018 Dithiocarbamate-immobilized silica coated magnetic Fe3O4 nanoparticles for solid-phase extraction of lead in shellfish. In: International Conference of Analytical Sciences (SKAM31),
2018 Molecular docking of substituted schiff bases derived from s-benzyldithiocarbazate as potential anticancer agents. In: International Conference on Drug Discovery and Translational Medicine 2018 (ICDDTM '18) “Seizing Opportunities and Addressing Challenges of Precision Medicine,
2018 Preparation and characterization of s-quinolin-2-ylmethyldithiocarbazate functionalized magnetic nanoparticles. In: International Conference of Analytical Sciences 2018 (SKAM 31),
2017 A review on polyamine analogues and its cytotoxic effects against selected human cancer cell lines. In: Fundamental Science Congress 2017 (FSC 2017),
2017 An investigation on cytotoxicity effect of putrescine-sulphur analogues in breast cancer (MCF-7), human lung adenocarcinoma (A549) and colorectal cancer (HCT-8) cell lines. In: Medical Research Symposium 2017,
2017 Antimicrobial activities of metal-natural extract complexes. In: International Conference on Advancement in Science and Technology (iCAST 2017) - ‘Transforming Future Through Plant Research’,
2016 Antibiotic susceptibility study of metal-gentamycin complexes against pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms. In: Medical Research Symposium & Pacific Partnership in conjunction with Kuantan Research Day 2016,
2016 Biological properties of Cucurbita maxima extracts. In: The 14th Symposium of Malaysian Society of Applied Biology (MSAB 2016),
2016 Comparison between cold temperature (≤ 4°C) and room temperature (≈25°C) mediated synthesis for putrescine-sulphur compound. In: KAHS Research Week (KRW) 2016 in conjunction with 1st Allied Health Scientific Colloquium (AHSC) 2016,
2016 Synthesis and characterization of spermidine containing sulphur. In: 13th Universiti Malaysia Terengganu International Annual Symposium on Sustainability Science and Management (UMTAS 2016),
2016 Synthesize and characterization of putrescine containing sulphur. In: International Joint Conferences on Science Technology and Social Science,
2015 Synthesis, characterization and structural studies of sodium morpholine-4-Carbodithioate and its metal complexes. In: 28th Regional Symposium Malaysian Analytical Sciences (SKAm28),
2014 Biological properties of cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) extracts. In: 27th Regional Symposium of Malaysia Analytical Sciences,
2013 Nitrogen Sulfur Compounds - Cytotoxic study and their potential application. In: IIUM Research, Invention and Innovation Exhibition, IRIIE 2013,
2013 Synthesis and characterization of various type of Azines as potential bioactive agents. In: 2013 2nd International Conference on Environment, Chemistry and Biology (IPCBEE),
2012 Crystal structure of heterodonor ligands with their potential application. In: IIUM Research, Invention and Innovation Exhibition (IRIIE) 2012,

2011 Research methodology in chemistry. IIUM Press, ISBN: 978-967-418-202-1
Book Section

2011 Good chemistry research. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789674182021, pp. 6-9
2011 Research methodology: an introduction. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789674182021, pp. 1-5

2020 Synthesis, Characterization And Biological Studies Of Substituted Thiadiazine Derivatives And Their Metal Complexes. In: ,
2018 Polyamine sulfur conjugates: a paradigmn for selective drug delivery to cancer cells via polyamine transport system. In: ,