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Dimitrios Giarikos, Ph.D.

Dimitrios Giarikos
Professor
Lab Supervisor
Dept. of Chemistry and Physics
(954) 262-8337 giarikos@nova.edu

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry, 2003. University of California, Irvine, CA. Synthesis and Characterization of Lanthanide Diene Polymerization Catalysts and Complexes Containing Diene Environments. Advisor: Dr. William J. Evans
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, 1996. Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, OH. Synthesis of Electron Withdrawing Aryl Germanes. Advisor: Dr. Norman J. Wells Teaching

Experience

  • Professor, 2014-present. Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
  • Associate Professor, 2008-2014. Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
  • Assistant Professor, 2003-2008. Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
  • Teaching Assistant, 1998-2003. University of California, Irvine, CA.

Administrative Experience

  • Lab Supervisor of Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography, 2015-present Nova Southeastern, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
  • Assistant Director of Math Science and Technology, 2012-2015. Nova Southeastern, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
  • Science Coordinator, of Math Science and Technology, 2007-2012. Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Area(s) of Research and Expertise

  • Synthesis of bimetallic and trimetallic iron and ruthenium organometallic compounds as photosensitizers
  • Biosoprtion of heavy metals by algae • Lipid production and extraction from algae for biofuel use
  • Synthesis, solution characterization, and solid-state structure elucidation of highly reactive lanthanide, actinide, transition metal, and main group organometallic and inorganic compounds.
  • Synthesis and solution characterization of new porphyrin compounds
  • Manipulation of air and water sensitive materials using high vacuum, Schlenk, and inert atmosphere box techniques.
  • Synthesis and characterization of diene polymerization catalysts derived from metal carboxylates, alkyl aluminums, and alkyl aluminum halides.
  • Synthesis and characterization of polymers derived from dienes.
  • Synthesis and characterization of lanthanide saccharide complexes.
  • Analytical techniques including multinuclear NMR, X-ray crystallography, in-situ IR spectroscopy, TLC, GPC, GCMS, MALDI, UV-VIS, HPLC, and luminescence spectroscopy.

Current Undergraduate Students

  • Jake Bence- Synthesis and Characterization of Ruthenium Photosensitizing Complexes 2015-present
  • Anna Antonovich Biosorption of Metal Ions by Neochloris minuta and Neochloris alveolaris Alga Grown in Bristol and Nitrogen Depleted Media, 2015-present
  • Miriam Zelden - Biosorption of Metal Ions by Neochloris minuta and Neochloris alveolaris Alga Grown in Bristol and Nitrogen Depleted Media, 2015-present
  • Chitra Gotluru - Multi-Decadal Assessment of Heavy Metals in Subsistence-Harvested Alaskan Pinnipeds
  • Tanya Janeja - Multi-Decadal Assessment of Heavy Metals in Subsistence-Harvested Alaskan Pinnipeds

Past Undergraduate Students

  • Safiyah Muhammad- Synthesis and Characterization of a Bipyridine Bridged Trimetallic Ferrocene-Ruthenium-Ferrocene Photosensitizing Complex and Lipid production in Alveolaris algae induced by nitrogen deprivation and detailed GCMS identification of the lipids via esterification to FAMEs and Lipid production in Neochloris minuta (UTEX 776) algae induced by nitrogen deprivation and detailed GCMS identification of the lipids via esterification to FAMEs, 2014-present
  • Sara Rodriguez - Biosorption of Metal Ions by Neochloris minuta and Neochloris alveolaris Alga Grown in Bristol and Nitrogen Depleted Media, 2015-present
  • Catherine Chiafair- Lipid production in Neochloris minuta (UTEX 776) algae induced by nitrogen deprivation and detailed GCMS identification of the lipids via esterification to FAMEs and A P450 Metabolism Experiment for Undergraduate Biochemistry Laboratories, 2012-2015
  • Mega Margupuram-  Lipid production in Neochloris minuta (UTEX 776) algae induced by nitrogen deprivation and detailed GCMS identification of the lipids via esterification to FAMEs and Design and synthesis of polymeric porphyrin compounds, 2012-2015
  • Heidi Mederos- The formation and growth of tin crystals in space on the Space Shuttle Endeavour (STS-134), 2010-2012
  • Richard Sung- The formation and growth of tin crystals in space on the Space Shuttle Endeavour (STS-134), 2010-2012
  • Ivana Gagula- Design and synthesis of polymeric porphyrin compounds, 2010-2012
  • Sagir Patel- Incorporation of GC-MS technique into Organic Chemistry Curriculum for Undergraduate Students, 2010-2012
  • Melanie Campbell- Performing Mannich reactions by using Shanghai atmospheric organic compounds and monitoring them by GC/MS, 2010-2012
  • Andrew Lister- Incorporation of GC-MS technique into Organic Chemistry Curriculum for Undergraduate Students and Investigating the presence of pesticide/insecticide residues on organic fruits and vegetables, 2009-2011
  • Sarah Silverstein- Design and synthesis of photoactive peptides based on photosynthetic reaction centers and Synthesis and analysis of new BHT derivatives
  • Kush Shaw- Design and synthesis of photoactive peptides based on photosynthetic reaction centers, 2008-2010
  • Alexandra Timis- Synthesis and analysis of new BHT derivatives, 2008-2009
  • Karoline Korah- Synthesis of new porphyrin dendrimer and its potential use as gadolinium MRI agent, 2005-2008
  • Terry-Ann Dawes- Synthesis of new Ruthenium (II) complex, [Ru(bipyCN)2]2+ and its interactions with DNA, 2005-2008
  • Elaine Hammil- Synthesis and characterization of lanthanide hexafluoroacetylacetonate and acetylacetonate saccharide complexes, 2005-2005
  • Rachael Appa- Synthesis and characterization of lanthanide hexafluoroacetylacetonate and acetylacetonate saccharide complexes, 2005-2005
  • Charlie Lie- Synthesis and characterization of lanthanide dinitrogen complexes, 2002-2003

Publications

  • “A P450 Metabolism Experiment for Undergraduate Biochemistry Laboratories” Reza Razeghifard, R.; Chiafair, C. E.; and Giarikos, D. G.; J. Chem. Educ., 2014, 91 (1), 141. 
  • “Incorporation of Gas Chromatography−Mass Spectrometry into theUndergraduate Organic Chemistry Laboratory Curriculum” Giarikos, D. G.; Patel, S.; Lister, A.; Razeghifard, R. J. Chem. Educ. 2013, 90, 106.
  • “Lanthanide Metallocene Reactivity with Dialkyl Aluminum Chlorides: Modeling Reactions Used to Generate Isoprene Polymerization Catalysts” Evans, W. J.; Champagne, T. M.; Giarikos, D. G.; Ziller, J. W. Organometallics 2005 24(4), 570.
  • “Utility of Anhydrous Neodymium Nitrate as a Precursor to Extended Organoneodymium Nitrate Networks” Evans, W. J.; Giarikos, D. G.; Workman, P. S.; Ziller, J. W. Inorg. Chem. 2004 43(18), 5754.
  • “Chloride Effects in Lanthanide Carboxylate Based Isoprene Polymerization” Evans, W. J.; Giarikos, D. G. Macromolecules 2004 37(13), 5130.
  • “Synthesis and Structure of Polymeric Networks of Silver Hexafluoroacetylacetonate Complexes of THF, Toluene, and Vinyltrimethylsilane” Evans, W. J.; Giarikos, D. G.; Josell, D.; Ziller, J. W. Inorganic Chemistry, 2003; 42(25); 8255.
  • “Synthesis and Reactivity of a Tethered Diene Cyclopentadiene, (C5Me4H)SiMe2(CH2CH=CHCH=CH2), and Its Alkali Metal Salts” Evans, W. J.; Giarikos, D. G.; Ziller, J. W. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry, 2003 688, 200.
  • “Polymerization of Isoprene by a Single Component Lanthanide Catalyst Precursor” Evans, W. J.; Giarikos, D. G.; Allen, N. T. Macromolecules 2003, 36, 4256.
  • “The Bent Metallocene Geometries of Potassium Peralkyl Cyclopentadienyl THF Solvates: Monosolvated [(THF)K(-C5Me5)]n, Disolvated [(THF)2K(-C5Me5)]n and the Tethered Olefin Complex [(THF)K(µ-C5Me4SiMe2CH2CH=CH2)]n” Evans, W.J.; Brady, J.C.; Fujimoto, C.F.; Giarikos, D.G.; Ziller, J.W. Journal of Organometallic Chemistry 2002, 649, 252-257.
  • “Reactivity of the Europium Hexafluoroacetylacetonate (hfac) Complex, Eu(hfac)3(diglyme), and Related Analogs with Potassium: Formation of the Fluoride hfac "ate" Complexes [LnF(hfac)3K(diglyme)]2” Evans, W. J.; Giarikos, D. G.; Johnston, M. A.; Greci, M. A.; Ziller, J. W. Journal of the Chemical Society, Dalton Transactions 2002, 520-526.
  • “Direct Synthesis of Heterometallic Europium/Barium Complexes: H2[Eu2Ba6O2(OiPr)16(THF)4] and EuBa2(OC6H4Me-4)7(diglyme)2(DME)” Evans, W. J.; Giarikos, D. G.; Greci, M. A.; Ziller, J. W. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry 2002, 453-456.
  • “Reactivity of the Substituted Butadienes, Isoprene and Myrcene, with Decamethylsamarocene” Evans, W. J.; Giarikos, D. G.; Robledo, C. B.; Leong, V. S.; Ziller, J. W. Organometallics 2001, 20, 5648-5652.
  • “Lanthanide Carboxylate Precursors for Diene Polymerization Catalysis: Syntheses, Structures, and Reactivity with Et2AlCl” Evans, W. J.; Giarikos, D. G.; Ziller, J. W. Organometallics 2001, 20, 5751-5758.
  • “Intermediates in the Catalytic Dehydrogenative Coupling of Arylgermanes” Bender, J. E.; Litz, K. E.; Giarikos, D. G.; Wells, N. J.; Banaszak Holl, M. M.; Kampf, J. W. Chemistry a European Journal 1997, 3, 1793-1796.

Book Chapter

Artificial Photosynthesis Ruthenium Complexes Chapter 5 Giarikos, D. G. "Natural and Artificial Photosynthesis: Solar Power as and Energy Source” Wiley Publisher Publication date September 30 2013 Editor: Razeghifard R.

Presentations

  • GCMS identification and quantification of the lipids produced via esterification to FAMEs in Neochloris minuta (UTEX 776) algae induced by nitrogen deprivation. Division of Environmental Chemistry ACS national meeting in Denver, CO March 2015 Paper id 2114303
  • A Collection of Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry Experiments that Promote Student Learning Through Computational Analysis and Modern Chemical and Instrumentation Techniques. Division of Chemical Education ACS national meeting in Dallas, TX March 2014 Paper id 20203
  • A P450 Metabolism Experiment for Undergraduate Biochemistry Laboratories. Division of Chemical Education ACS national meeting in Dallas, TX March 2014 Paper id 20256
  • Analyzing the effect of microgravity and temperature on the crystal growth of tin using a scanning electron microscope. 2012 National ACS meeting in San Diego, CA March 2010 Paper id 18366
  • An effective pedagogical approach to using gas chromatography mass spectrometry for the qualitative and quantitative analysis of organic chemistry lab experiments. 2012 National ACS meeting in San Diego, CA March 2010 Paper id 18364
  • Exploring the formation of novel nitrogen-containing compounds un the urban atmosphere by laboratory experiments. 2012 National ACS meeting in San Diego, CA March 2010 Paper id 18366
  • Synthesis and Incorportaion of Photoactive Chlorin-Heme Dimers into Proteins. 2010 National ACS meeting in San Fransisco, CA March 2010 Paper id 12599
  • Synthesis of new Ruthenium (II) complex, [Ru(bipyCN)2]2+ and its interactions with DNA. 2008 National ACS meeting in New Orleans, LA April 2008 Paper id 1144445
  • Poster: Synthesis of new porphyrin dendrimer and its potential use as gadolinium MRI agent. 2008 National ACS meeting in New Orleans, LA April 2008 Paper id 1144402
  • Understanding the Binding of Saccharides with Lanthanide Complexes for the Catalytic Conversion of Saccharides to 5-hydroxymethyl-2-furaldehyde (HMF) - a Petroleum Source. 2005 Chemical Science Symposium, Fort Lauderdale, FL Nov. 2005, #9
  • Lanthanide Olefin Chemistry Related to Catalytic Olefin and Diene Polymerization. 2002 Catalysis Contractors' Meeting, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Chicago, IL Sept. 2002, #24
  • Luminescence Characterization of Molecular Lanthanide Hexafluoroacetylacetonate Complexes. 2000 Ninth International Symposium on the Physics and Chemistry of Luminescent Materials Meeting, Luminescence and Display Materials Division, Phoenix, Arizona, Oct. 2000, #923
  • Aryl Germanes with Bulky Electron Withdrawing Groups. Sesquicentennial held at Baldwin-Wallace College, April 1996
  • Synthesis of Organobismuth and Organoindium Compounds. Meeting in Miniature of the ACS Cleveland/Akron, March 1995.
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