Dr. Bal. Chohan was born, bred, and educated in the UK before coming across the pond some two decades ago. He received a BSc from the University of Leicester (UK), and a MS and PhD from the University of Massachusetts. He has taught a number of courses at a handful of institutions over the years, including Chemical Concepts, History of Science, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Polymer Chemistry, Analytical/Instrumental Chemistry, and advanced courses in Environmental Chemistry, Aquatic Chemistry, and Bioinorganic Chemistry. Many of these courses are designed to help students develop an understanding of scientific reasoning and the scientific method, and expose students to the excitement of discovery in the world of chemistry. Other specialized courses are purposefully designed to provide the essential hands-on skills and tools that students will need to successfully navigate a pathway to the modern workplace or provide a stepping stone to an advanced professional degree.
Field(s) of Interest/Expertise
Dr. Chohan’s research interest are essentially two-fold: One aspect extends his formal training as a bio-inspired inorganic/organic synthetic chemist and aims to create functional materials related to the biological world, catalytic world, and/or the nano-electronics world. The other aspect focuses on science & chemical education, pedagogical content knowledge, the development & use of analytical instruments, and promotion of the STEM subjects to middle/high school and undergraduate college students.
Courses Taught at Felician University