Bukuo Ni, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

  • Faculty
Texas A&M University-Commerce
Science Building 303
Related Department

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2004
  • B.S., Organic Chemistry, Zhejiang University, China, 1999

Academic Positions

  • Associate Professor, Chemistry, Texas A&M University-Commerce, 2018-Present
  • Assistant Professor, Chemistry, TAMUC, 2012-2018
  • Interim Assistant Professor, Chemistry, TAMUC, 2010-2012
  • Research Assistant Professor, Chemistry, TAMUC, 2008-2010

Awards and Honors

  • Global Fellow, A&M-Commerce, 2015
  • Junior Faculty Research Award, A&M-Commerce, 2014

Research Interests

  • Transition metals

Professional Organizations

  • American Chemical Society

Research Funding

  • $92,604, Texas State Comptroller’s Office, 2016-2018
  • $5,000, Vital Pharmaceutical Company, 2016
  • $123,000, National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2013-2016
  • $329,681, National Science Foundation, 2012-2015
  • $8,000, TAMUC, Faculty Research Enhancement Project, 2010

Selected Publications

  • Robert Lynn Graham, “The Asymmetric Catalysis of Aldol and Michael Reactions” MS thesis, summer 2017.
  • Shengying Huang, “Ni(II)-diamine complexes catalyzed asymmetric sequential Michael reactions of phenylketoesters and nitroalkenes: synthesis of multifunctionalized cyclohexene derivatives” MS thesis, spring 2017.
  • Mengxia Sun, “Imidazolium Tethered TsDPENs as Efficient Ligands for Iridium Catalyzed Asymmetric Transfer Hydrogenation of Ketophosphonates in Water” MS thesis summer 2016.
  • Qian Liang, “Asymmetric Domino Michael-Henry Reaction of 1,2-Diones with Nitroolefins Catalyzed by Chiral Ni(II) Complexes” MS thesis, spring 2015.

Featured Courses

CHEM 101 General Chemistry Tutorial
CHEM 1111 General Chemistry Laboratory I
CHEM 2123 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
CHEM 536 Organometallic Chemistry

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