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



Georgii Bogdanov


BS and MS 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 and Geology


X-ray structural studies of the crystalline products of CO2 capture by amines



Maria Armijo


Undergraduate Student

Major in Chemistry


X-ray structural studies of the crystalline products of CO2 capture by amines



Jenna Bustos


Undergraduate Student

Major in Chemistry, Minor in Biology


X-ray structural studies of the crystalline products of CO2 capture by amines



Maximillian Chibuike


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; MS in Optical Engineering, 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



Daniel Lesse


Undergraduate Student

Major in Chemistry


Synthesis methods and calculation of organic charge-transfer complexes




Beatrice Armijo


Undergraduate Student

Major in Chemistry, Minor in Psychology


X-ray structural studies of the crystalline products of CO2 capture by amines




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 S. 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 N. Khrustalev


Head of the Inorganic Chemistry Department, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN), Moscow, Russia
Head of the Research Institute of Chemistry (RIC) at RUDN, 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


Postdoctoral Researcher at The Scripps Research Institute, Jupiter, FL



Xu Wang


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

MS in Chemistry, New Mexico Highlands University


Analytical Chemist at IM Flash Technologies, Lehi, UT



Naseer Ali


BS in Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

MS in Chemistry, New Mexico Highlands University


Chemistry Instructor at Hamadeh Educational Services, Dearborn Heights, MI


Michelle Tuineau


BA in Chemistry, New Mexico Highlands University







Geneva Poteet






James Foster





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


Bianca Valencia


BS in Biology, New Mexico Highlands University

MS in Chemistry, New Mexico Highlands University





Johnny Tuineau


BA in Chemistry, New Mexico Highlands University


Minority Science and Engineering Improvement Program (MSEIP) Student Engagement Coordinator at NMHU




Logan Wolfel


BS in Biology, New Mexico Highlands University


Graduate Medical Student at University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM


Kathryn Storms


Undergraduate Student at Luna Community College, Las Vegas, NM