Barnabas Gikonyo Ph.D.Director of Introductory Chemistry Labs and Lecturer
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Fall 2015: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays: 10-11 am, by chance (walk-ins) or by appointment.
Ph.D. (Organic and Materials Chemistry), Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Illinois.
B.S. Kenyatta University, Nairobi.
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.
CHEM 119: N/Introductory Chemistry Lab
An introduction to the experimental techniques and methodology used to explore matter and chemical reactivity. Experiments include the synthesis and characterization of a compound, identification of unknown substances, an exploration of the gas laws, volumetric and gravimetric analysis, structure and bonding, and acid/base chemistry. Prerequisites: or Co-requisite: CHEM 116 or CHEM 203. Offered every fall and spring