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Barnabas Gikonyo Ph.D.

Director of Introductory Chemistry Labs and Lecturer
ISC 317B

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


  • 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