Welcome to CeSMEC!


CeSMEC is engaged in fundamental research related to the environment, focusing on using Engineering methods for alternative energy, Carbon capture and high pressure science. Actively engaging students in research and the pursuit of excellence has always been a guiding principle for CeSMEC.

CeSMEC is situated on the MMC campus of FIU in the building Viertes Haus (VH)


We will host the 9th meeting of the Study of Matter at Extreme Conditions (SMEC). The focus of the meeting will be to promote interdisciplinary research in the fields of geophysics, solid state physics, high pressure physics and chemistry and materials science. The meeting will be held April 1-9, 2017 on a cruise ship sailing from the port of Fort Lauderdale, Florida to the Caribbean Islands. More information.


Open Position: Research Scientist


Latest News

2016-09-01 - Prof. Jiuhua Chen is director of CeSMEC now.

2016-09-01 - Saxena is professor emeritus at FIU. For his current research see.

2016-08-30 - We have relocated part of our equipment from VH-170 to VH-150, 151 as result of reorganization of space in our building.

Previous news

Latest Publications

Sushant Kumar, Vadym Drozd, Andriy Durygin, Surendra K. Saxena Capturing CO2 Emissions in the Iron Industries using a Magnetite–Iron Mixture, Energy Technol. 2016, 4, 560. DOI: 10.1002/ente.201500451

Meysam Akhtar, Madhu Menon, Mahendra Sunkara, Gamini Sumanasekera, Andriy Durygin, Jacek B. Jasinski, High-Pressure Synthesis of Rhombohedral a-AgGaO 2 via Direct Solid State Reaction. Journal of Alloys and Compounds 641(30):87-92 · August 2015 DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2015.04.051

Yongzhou Sun, Jiuhua Chen, Vadym Drozd, Andriy Durigin, Shah Najiba, Xiaoyang Liu, Phase boundary of pressure-induced I4mm to Cmc21 transition in ammonia borane at elevated temperature determined using Raman spectroscopy, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (2014), http:// dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2014.03.070.

Publication list 2012 and older