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

Dr. Tatiana V. Timofeeva


Principle Investigator, PREM Director

X-ray Diffraction Laboratory Supervisor

Department of Chemistry


New Mexico Highlands University

Las Vegas, NM 87701


Phone: 505-454-3362
Room: HSCI-235
Email: tvtimofeeva@nmhu.edu

Role in PREM includes X-ray diffraction studies of the compounds with specific physical properties (nonlinear optical materials, charge transport materials, metal-organic frameworks, liquid crystalline precursors, magnetic materials)

Research Highlights


Research Group Members

Dr. Yulia Getmanenko


PhD in Organic Chemistry, Kent State University


Synthesis of organic compounds for charge transport and magnetic materials



Evgheni Jucov


BS and MS in Physics, Moldova State University

MS in Chemistry, New Mexico Highlands University


Graduate Student

Major in Computer Science


X-ray structural studies of organometallic dopants for organic semiconductors



Bianca Valencia


BS in Biology, New Mexico Highlands University


Graduate Student

Major in Chemistry


Synthesis of organic compounds for charge transport and magnetic materials


Naseer Ali


BS in Biology, University of New Mexico


Graduate Student

Major in Chemistry


Computational studies of the compounds with specific physical properties


Kathryn Storms


Undergraduate Student

Major in Chemistry


Synthesis and physico-chemical studies of cocrystals for potential pharmaceutical applications


Sofia Antal


Undergraduate Student, University of Colorado Boulder

Major in Chemistry


Synthesis and physico-chemical studies of cocrystals for potential pharmaceutical applications

Dr. Boris Averkiev


PhD in Chemistry, Utah State University


X-ray structural and computational studies of the compounds with specific physical properties


Xu Wang


BS in Polymer Science and Engineering, Hebei University of Technology, Tianjin, China


Graduate Student

Major in Chemistry


X-ray structural studies of organometallic dopants for organic semiconductors


Shabari Nath Bejagam


BS in Pharmacy, Talla Padmavathi College of Pharmacy, Warangal, India


Graduate Student

Major in Chemistry


Synthesis and physico-chemical studies of cocrystals for potential pharmaceutical applications


Victoria Sena


Undergraduate Student

Major in Chemistry


X-ray structural studies


James Foster


Undergraduate Student

Major in Chemistry


Synthesis of organic compounds for charge transport and magnetic materials



Visiting Members

Dr. Marina Fonari


Institute of the Applied Physics, Academy of Sciences of Moldova, Chisinau, Moldova
X-ray structural studies of the charge-transfer, optoelectronic, electron-transport, and NLO materials

Dr. Victor Khrustalev


Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN), Moscow, Russia
A.N. Nesmeyanov Institute of Organoelement Compounds (INEOS), Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
Structural studies of various types of organic, organoelement and inorganic compounds, investigations of specific non-valent interactions, the nature of the chemical bond and pseudosymmetry

Former Members

Michelle Tuineau


Undergraduate Student

Major in Chemistry






Geneva Poteet


Undergraduate Student

Major in Chemistry



Johnny Tuineau


Undergraduate Student

Major in Chemistry




Logan Wolfel


Undergraduate Student

Major in Biology