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

Dr. Deepak Patil


PhD in Chemistry, University of Pardubice, Pardubice, Czech Republic


Post-doctoral research associate at NMHU

Visiting Scholar at Washington State University


Synthesis of metal organic framework (MOF): study of their optical and magnetic properties



Bianca Valencia


BS in Biology, New Mexico Highlands University


Graduate Student

Major in Chemistry


Synthesis of organic compounds for charge transport and magnetic materials




Georgii Bogdanov


BS in Optical Engineering, University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (ITMO University), Saint-Petersburg, Russia


Graduate Student

Major in Chemistry


Development of new mechanisms of crystal growth, technical studies of crystallography, X-ray analysis of different types of crystals



Victoria Sena


Undergraduate Student

Major in Chemistry


X-ray structural studies

Evgheni Jucov


BS and MS in Physics, Moldova State University

MS in Chemistry, New Mexico Highlands University

MS in Computer Science, New Mexico Highlands University


PREM webmaster




Chibuike Maximillian Ifeanyi


B.Tech in Industrial Chemistry, Federal University of Technology Owerri, Nigeria


Graduate Student

Major in Chemistry


Metal Organic Framework (MOF) Synthesis and Analysis



Sergei Rigin


BS in Laser Technologies and Instrumentation, University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (ITMO University), Saint-Petersburg, Russia


Graduate Student

Major in Chemistry


Synthesis methods and calculation of organic charge-transfer complexes



Sofia Antal


Undergraduate Student at University of Colorado Boulder

Major in Chemistry


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

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

Dr. Yulia Getmanenko


PhD in Organic Chemistry, Kent State University


Visiting Research Scientist at Ohio State University, Columbus, OH




Xu Wang


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

MS in Chemistry, New Mexico Highlands University


Stockroom Manager at NMHU




Naseer Ali


BS in Biology, University of New Mexico

MS in Chemistry, New Mexico Highlands University


Chemistry Instructor at Hamadeh Educational Services, Dearborn Highest, MI


Michelle Tuineau


Undergraduate Student at NMHU








Geneva Poteet


Undergraduate Student at NMHU





James Foster


Undergraduate Student at NMHU



Dr. Boris Averkiev


PhD in Chemistry, Utah State University


Chemistry Instructor at Stockton University, Galloway, NJ


Shabari Nath Bejagam


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

MS in Chemistry, New Mexico Highlands University


Analytical Chemist at Evaric Pharmaceuticals Inc, Hauppage, NY



Johnny Tuineau


Undergraduate Student at NMHU





Logan Wolfel


Undergraduate Student at NMHU





Kathryn Storms


Undergraduate Student at Luna Community College, Las Vegas, NM