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Dimitrios Giarikos, Ph.D.

Dimitrios Giarikos Professor giarikos@nova.edu

Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography
Department of Chemistry and Physics
cnso.nova.edu/overview/faculty-staff-profiles/dimitrios_giarikos.html

Honors Courses

HONR 1000V Changes of Our Chemical World
CHEM 1300H General Chemistry I/Lab Honors
CHEM 1310H General Chemistry II/Lab Honors
HONR 1500K Honors Reading Seminar: Spike Lee

Honors Engagement

  • Designs and teaches Honors courses
  • Honors Faculty Coordinating Committee
  • Active participant in Honors College events
  • Mentored Honors student thesis projects

Research Focus

  • Synthesis of polymetallic iron and ruthenium organometallic compounds as photosensitizers
  • Biosoprtion of heavy metals by algae
  • Algae lipid production and extraction used to for biofuel formation
  • Synthesis, solution characterization, and solid-state structure elucidation of highly reactive lanthanide, actinide, transition metal, and main group organometallic, inorganic and bio-inorganic compounds

Education

  • Ph.D. University of California Irvine
  • B.S. Baldwin-Wallace College

Dimitrios Giarikos is an inorganic and organometallic synthetic chemist, and his expertise ranges from the synthesis and elucidation of organic and organometallic molecules to bioinorganic molecules. Giarikos teaches general chemistry and inorganic chemistry courses and he has been teaching Honors courses for more than 10 years. Giarikos has participated in many Honors events, and he was chosen as the Honors Spring Banquet faculty speaker in 2014. He has mentored Honors students on thesis projects, partnered with students on research projects, and co-authored publications and presentations at local and national conferences.

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