Partnership for Research and Education in Materials between NMHU and OSU in Education, Optical, and Magnetic Materials

Dr. Jiao Chen


Co-Principle Investigator

Analytical Chemistry Laboratory Supervisor

Department of Chemistry


New Mexico Highlands University

Las Vegas, NM 87701


Phone: 505-426-2071
Room: HSCI-234
Email: jiaochen@nmhu.edu

Role in PREM includes to develope an ensemble of metallic nanoparticle-modified graphene metamaterials and then study their unique properties for applications in different fields. Gold and silver nanoparticles are chosen as the two main metallic nanoparticles to be decorated on the graphene metamaterials.

Research Highlights


Research Group Members

Narendra Boppana


BS in Pharmacy, The Erode College of Pharmacy and Research Institute, Erode, India


Graduate Student

Major in Chemistry


Working on a novel method to synthesize the gold nanostars, taking into account several different factors such as the amount of silver nitrate, pH, the presence of gold nanoseeds, etc


Diego Trujillo


Undergraduate Student

Major in Chemistry


Synthesis of strongly fluorescent graphene quantum dots


Onnica Pino


Undergraduate Student

Major in Biology


Preparation and characterization of silver nanoparticle-decorated reduced graphene oxide and its antibacterial application





Former Members

Yueling Xiu


Undergraduate Student

Major in Chemistry



Proity Akbar


Undergraduate Student

Major in Chemistry