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Dimitrios Giarikos, Ph.D.

Dimitrios Giarikos

NSU's Halmos College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Chemistry and Physics

Honors Courses

  • CHEM 1300H General Chemistry I/Lab Honors
  • CHEM 1310H General Chemistry II/Lab Honors
  • HONR 1500 Honors Reading Seminar

Honors Engagement

  • Designs and teaches honors courses
  • Honors Faculty Coordinating Committee
  • Attends honors events
  • Mentors honor student research projects

Research Focus

  • Synthesis and characterization of new  lanthanide compounds as possible anticancer agents
  • Biosorption of Metal Ions by Alga Grown in Different Media
  • Synthesis and characterization of new ruthenium photosensitizing compounds
  • Multi-Decadal Assessment of Heavy Metals in Subsistence-Harvested Alaskan Pinnipeds
  • Heavy Metal Accumulation in Seagrasses in the Port of Miami and Florida Bay
  • Synthesis, solution characterization, and solid-state structure elucidation of highly reactive lanthanide, actinide, transition metal, and main group organometallic, inorganic and bio-inorganic compounds


  • 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 inorganic and bioinorganic molecules. Giarikos teaches general chemistry and inorganic chemistry courses and has been teaching honors courses for more than 15 years. Giarikos has participated in many honors events, and he was chosen as the honors Spring Banquet faculty speaker in 2014 and served as one of the honors Spring Banquet master of ceremonies in 2018 and 2019. He has mentored honors students on thesis projects, partnered with students on research projects, and co-authored publications and presentations with students at local and national conferences.

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