Partnership for Research and Education in Materials between NMHU and OSU in Electronic, 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

Yuwei Zhang


BS in Chemical Engineering and Technology, North China University of Science and Technology, Tangshan, China


Graduate Student

Major in Chemistry


Graphene quantum dots fluorescence quenching study by various sizes of gold and silver nanoparticles


Zack Schroer


Undergraduate Student

Major in Chemistry


Synthesis of strongly fluorescent graphene quantum dots



Yuliya Ti


Undergraduate Student

Major in Biochemistry, Minor in Computer Science


Synthesis of gold nanorods using seed-mediated growth solution





Onnica Pino


Undergraduate Student

Major in Biology


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





Former Members

Narendra Boppana


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

MS in Chemistry, New Mexico Highlands University


Chemist at Greenwell Energy Solutions, Odessa, TX


Diego Trujillo


Undergraduate Student at NMHU





Proity Akbar


Undergraduate Student at NMHU






Yueling Xiu


Undergraduate Student at NMHU