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Felix Ngassa

Felix Ngassa

Professor of Chemistry

Telephone: (616) 331-3803
Office: 350 Padnos Hall
E-Mail: ngassaf@gvsu.edu

Education

  • M.B.A., Seidman College of Business, Grand Valley State University
  • Ph.D., Organic & Physical Chemistry, University of North Dakota
  • B.S., Chemistry, University of Yaounde I

Teaching Interests

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry
  • Spectroscopic Identification of Organic Compounds
  • General Chemistry
  • General, Organic and Biological Chemistry

Research Interests

  • New Avenues to Nucleoside Modification by Transition-Metal Catalysis
  • Synthesis of Carcinogen-Nucleoside Adducts
  • Synthetic and Computational Studies on Heterogeneous Oligomers
  • Modeling the Interaction of Natural Oncogenes with Synthetic Peptides.
  • More information on research

Representative Publications

Academic/Professional Activities

  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • ACS Division of Organic Chemistry
  • ACS Division of Physical Chemistry
  • ACS Division of Chemical Education
  • Biophysical Society
  • Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society
  • American Association for the Advancement of Sciences
  • Pi Lambda Theta
  • Council of Undergraduate Research

Awards

  • 2016     CLAS Annual Faculty Service Award
  • 2014     Pew Scholar Teacher Grant
  • 2014     FTLC Faculty Conference Travel Grant
  • 2014     CSCE Faculty Scholarly Dissemination Grant-in-Aid
  • 2013     CSCE Faculty Scholarly Dissemination Grant-in-Aid
  • 2012      Distinguished Undergraduate Mentoring Award
  • 2011      Outstanding Educator Award GVSU Alumni Association
  • 2010     Nominated for the Distinguished Undergraduate Mentoring Award
  • 2010      NSF-RET Fellow, Department of Chemical Engineering, Michigan State University
  • 2009      Pew Scholar Teacher Grant with Nathan Barrows and Karen Matchett
  • 2009      GVSU InterFraternity Council Professor of the Month, March 2009
  • 2009      Nominated for the Pew Teaching Excellence Award by CLAS
  • 2008     Panhellenic Association Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 2008     Nominated for the Pew Teaching Excellence Award
  • 2008      Nominated as an Outstanding GVSU Faculty Member, Faculty Recognition Banquet
  • 2008     Nominated by Students and Chosen by the EAC to Speak at the “Last Lecture Series”
  • 2008     Nominated as “Someone Who Makes a Difference at GVSU” Office of Residence Life
  • 2008     GVSU Michigan Science Olympiad Regional Tournament Award
  • 2008      Summer Scholars Program S3 Award Grand Valley State University
  • 2008      Pew FTLC Teaching Development Travel Grant
  • 2008      Pew FTLC Student Enrichment Travel Grant
  • 2008      Scholarly Travel Grant-in-Aid, Faculty Research and Development
  • 2008      Student Scholarly Travel Grant-in-Aid, Faculty Research and Development
  • 2008      Inducted Into Beta Gamma Sigma, Academic Honor Society for Top Business Students
  • 2007     ESP (Educational Support Program) Professor of the Year, GVSU
  • 2007     Summer Scholars Program S3 Award Grand Valley State University
  • 2007      Presidential Teaching Initiative Grant with Mary Karpen and Julie Henderleiter
  • 2007      Scholarly Travel Grant-in-Aid, Faculty Research and Development
  • 2005      Grant-in-Aid for Research Grand Valley State University
  • 2005      Scholarly Travel Grant-in-Aid, Faculty Research and Development
  • 2005      Pew FTLC Teaching Development Travel Grant
  • 2004      Summer Scholars Program S3 Award Grand Valley State University
  • 2002      WHO’S WHO among Students in American Universities and Colleges
  • 2002      Selected to Pi Lambda Theta                              
  • 2002      Dr. Roland G. Severson Graduate Teaching Award, Department of Chemistry, University of North Dakota (UND)
  • 2002      NSF ND-EPSCoR Fellowship to perform research at the University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • 2001      Doctoral dissertation fellowship, NSF ND-EPSCoR
  • 2001      Dr. Roland G. Severson Graduate research award for excellence, UND
  • 2001      Dr. Ernest and Jennie Coon Scholarship, University of North Dakota Foundation
  • 2000      Grant-in-Aid for Research, Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society
  • 2000     Selected and accepted membership of Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society