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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.
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