Neville Forlemu

Dr. Neville Forlemu

Associate Professor of Chemistry

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Dr. Neville Forlemu hails from M'muock Ngie in the southwest region of Cameroon. He grew up with the intent of playing professional soccer, but was rapidly steered towards academia and science education because of a strong desire to understand how medicine worked to stop microorganism responsible for big scourges like malaria. 
Forlemu received a B.S in biochemistry from the University of Buea (2001) and Ph.D. in physical chemistry (2009). His doctoral research and postdoctoral fellowship at Mount Sinai School of Medicine used a number of computational methods to study functional protein/ligand/lipid bilayer complexes. Prior to working at Georgia Gwinnett College, he taught a number of general and physical chemistry courses at Shorter University.
Forlemu is a vibrant and energetic teacher who uses a combination of the flipped classroom, backward design and POGIL style of teaching to engage students in his classes.


  • Doctorate – physical chemistry – University of North Dakota
  • Doctorate – computational chemistry – Mount Sinai School of Medicine 
  • Bachelor’s – biochemistry – University of Buea

Academic Interests

  • Computational chemistry
  • Molecular dynamics
  • Molecular visualization and docking
  • Moonlighting features of glycolytic enzymes
  • Metadynamics


  • 2012/2013 Nominated For GGC Teaching Excellence

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