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Barnabas Gikonyo Ph.D.

Director of Introductory Chemistry Labs and Lecturer
ISC 317B
585-245-5490
gikonyo@geneseo.edu

Stay happy, you have incredible value.
-Barnabas Gikonyo.

Office Hours

Fall 2015: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays: 10-11 am, by chance (walk-ins) or by appointment.

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • Ph.D. (Organic and Materials Chemistry), Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Illinois.

  • B.S. Kenyatta University, Nairobi.

Interests

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.

Classes

  • CHEM 104: Chemistry & Society

    A terminal one-semester course designed to acquaint non-science students with how chemistry and science affect their lives. Chemical principles are applied to problems of current interest, such as energy and pollution. Methods which chemists and other scientists use in their attempts to solve such problems are illustrated. Not available to science majors. Corequisite: CHEM 105. Offered when demand is sufficient

  • CHEM 105: N/Chemistry & Society Lab

    A terminal one-semeser laboratory designed to acquaint non-science students with how chemistry and science affect their lives. Experiments are applied to problems of current interest, such as acid rain. Methods which chemists and other scientists use in their attempts to solve such problems are introduced. Not available for credit to science majors. Corequisite: CHEM 104. Offered when demand is sufficient

  • 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