Skip to content

Bukuo Ni, Ph.D.

  • Faculty

Associate Professor

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, 1999—2004
  • BS, Organic Chemistry, Zhejiang University, China, 1995-1999

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

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

Research Interests

  • The study of transition metal

Professional Organizations

American Chemical Society (ACS)

Research Funding


  • $329,681, National Science Foundation, 2012-2015
  • $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


  • $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.
Navigate This Page