Simbarashe Nkomo

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Education

PhD| West Virginia University| 2014

M.Ed| University of Zimbabwe| 2007

BSc| Bindura University of Science Education| 1999

Courses Taught

Chem 150 - Structure and Properties 

Chem 150L - Structure and Properties Laboratory

Chem 141 & 142 - General Chemistry w/lab 

Chem 100 - Introductory Chemistry 

Accomplishments

Research publication featured in Physics Today Magazine, October 2012, Search and Discovery. `Exotic chimera dynamics glimpsed in experiments.' doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1738

Publications

Simbarashe Nkomo, Mark R. Tinsley, and Kenneth Showalter. Chimera and chimera-like states in populations of nonlocally coupled homogeneous and heterogeneous chemical oscillators. Chaos 26, 094826 (2016)

Simbarashe Nkomo, Mark R. Tinsley, and Kenneth Showalter. Chimera states in populations of nonlocally coupled chemical oscillators. Physical Review Letters (2013). doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.110.244102.

Mark R. Tinsley, Simbarashe Nkomo, and Kenneth Showalter. Chimera and phase-cluster states in populations of coupled chemical oscillators. Nature Physics (2012). doi:10.1038/nphys2371.

T. C Kazembe and S. Nkomo. Use of Blumea alata, Bidens pilosa and Chenopodium ambrosioides as Mosquito Repellents and Mosquitocides. Bull. Environ. Pharmacol. Life Sci.; 1 (7) 2012: 59 - 66.

T. Kazembe, M. Chaibva, and S. Nkomo. Evaluation of mosquito repellence of Ocimum americanum and Blumea alata plants. Jour. of Sci. Res. in Phar. 2012, 1(2), 55-57.

T. C Kazembe and S. Nkomo. Mosquitocides of Argeratum Conyzoides, Bascia Salicifolia and Grewia Monticola. Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge. 2010, 9 (2) 394-397.

Presentations

Simbarashe Nkomo, Thomaz Diaz, and Rubi Durani. Experimental phase control in small networks of coupled oscillators. 14th Experimental Chaos and Complexity Conference. Calgary, Canada. May 16-19, 2016

Simbarashe Nkomo and Rubi Durani. Using modeling to engage students in General Chemistry. Gordon Research Conferences (Chemistry Education, Research and Practice), Bates College, Lewiston, Maine, June 21-26, 2015. 

Simbarashe Nkomo, Mark Tinsley, and Kenneth Showalter. Nonlocally Coupled Chemical Oscillators in a Ring Configuration. International Conference on Chaos and Nonlinear Dynamics, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, January 3-4, 2014.

 Simbarashe Nkomo, Mark Tinsley, and Kenneth Showalter. Chimera States in Coupled Chemical Oscillators. International Conference on Chaos and Nonlinear Dynamics, University of Colorado at Boulder, Denver, Colorado, January 4, 2013.

Simbarashe Nkomo, Mark Tinsley, and Kenneth Showalter. Synchronization in Populations of Coupled Chemical Oscillators. 244th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Poster session, Philadelphia, 2012.  

Simbarashe Nkomo. Practical Approaches for overcoming Obstacles to Science Teaching and Research in the Developing World. Hands-On Research in Complex Systems Advanced Study Institute, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, June 17-29, 2012.

Simbarashe Nkomo, Mark Tinsley, and Kenneth Showalter. Synchronization in Populations of Chemical Oscillators. Experiment demonstrations and presentations. Hands-On Research in Complex Systems Advanced Study Institute, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. June 17-29, 2012.

Research Interests

Dynamic behavior of populations of coupled chemical oscillators.