Office Hours

  • MWF 10-11 pm

  • or by appointment or chance/walk ins.


  • PhD Work: The syntheses, characterization, functionalization and application of various polymeric materials as "biomaterial bridging surfaces" for the repair of spinal cord injuries.

  • Current: The functionalization and use of osteoconductive cements for the repair of critical sized bone defects/fractures.


Barnabas Gikonyo

Director of Introductory Chem Labs


ISC 317B
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454


Classes Taught

Organic Chemistry I,

Organic Chemistry II,

Chemistry and Society,

General Chemistry II.

Labs Taught

Chem 117: General Chemistry,

Chem 119: General Chemistry,

Chem 125: Quantitative analysis,

Chem 212: Organic Chemistry,

Chem 214: Qualitative Organic Chemistry,

Chem 216: Organic Chemistry.


FALL 2015

Office Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 10-11 am, by chance (walk-ins) or by appointment.

Required Text/Materials for Fall classes.

     Chem 119: General Chemistry Labs

-      Chemistry 119 Laboratory Manual (by Prof. Dave Geiger) from college bookstore,

-      A lab coat (knee long),

-      A bound quad ruled (squared) laboratory notebook- available at various stores,

-       Safety goggles with chemical splash protection (indirectly vented and the goggles touch the face around the perimeter),

-      A small (~ 1 GB) thumb/flash/USB drive for saving/storing data,


CHEM 116: (General) Chemistry I

- Chemistry : A Molecular Approach-

-Authors: Nivaldo J. Tro.

-Publisher: Pearson Prentice Hall

-Edition: 2nd ed.

-ISBN: 9780321651785


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Faculty Information


  • Ph.D. (Organic and Materials Chemistry), Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Illinois.
  • B.S. Kenyatta University, Nairobi.
Fall 2016 Classes

CHEM 116:
Chemistry I

    CHEM 119:
    N/Introductory Chemistry Lab