Dr. Fei Bu joins Centenary College chemistry department

SHREVEPORT, LA — Dr. Fei Bu, an instructor with diverse experiences in chemistry, material science, and engineering, has joined the Centenary College faculty as a visiting assistant professor of chemistry. Bu comes to Centenary from Barnard College at Columbia University where he was a postdoctoral associate focusing on managing the confocal microscope and teaching different levels of chemistry courses.

Bu completed his Ph.D. in chemistry at the University of California – Riverside. He also holds a master's degree in chemistry from Nanjing University, and a bachelor's degree from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in Nanjing, China. He has taught courses in general and organic chemistry, quantitative analysis, and advanced spectroscopy at San Bernardino Valley College and Columbia. Bu’s research collaborations with chemistry faculty at both UC – Riverside and Nanjing University have resulted in numerous papers published in prestigious journals such as Angew Chem. His research focuses on developing inorganic-organic porous materials and examining the application of them.

At Centenary, Bu will teach both lecture and lab courses in general chemistry and analytical chemistry as well as the department’s Chemistry and Society course. He enjoys teaching students from diverse backgrounds and brings expertise in dynamic instructional techniques that utilize visual aids, chemical demonstrations, and modern internet-driven course delivery methods.

“I think Centenary is a great liberal arts college and I look forward to my experiences here,” said Bu. “I hope that my students will enjoy my classes, learn a lot, and get good grades.”

Bu also looks forward to teaching in person this year but will draw on his experience with alternative delivery methods to create video material that he hopes will help his students gain a greater understanding of complex concepts.


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