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

2017-09-13 - No serious damages after hurricane Irma in our laboratory.

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.

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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

M. Pekala, J. Szydlowska, K. Pekala, V. Drozd, Griffiths like phases in nanocrystalline manganite La0.50Ca0.50MnO3 studied by magnetic susceptibility and electron spin resonance. J. Alloys Compd. 686(2016) 237-241

B. Wehinger, A. Bosak, S. Nazzareni, D. Antonangeli, A. Mirone, S.L. Chaplot, R. Mittal, E. Ohtani, A. Shatskiy, S.K. Saxena, S. Ghose, M.H. Krisch, Dynamic and elastic properties of MgSiO3 perovskite (bridgmanite). Geophys. Res. Lett. 43(2016) 2568-2575

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