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 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



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 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM




Onnica Pino


BS in Biology, New Mexico Highlands University



Proity Akbar


BS in Chemistry, New Mexico Highlands University


Analytical Chemist at Dow Pharmaceutical Sciences, Petaluma, CA



Yueling Xiu


BS in Chemistry, New Mexico Highlands University


Working at pharmaceutical company in China




Yuliya Ti