Welcome to CeSMEC!

CeSMEC laboratory

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

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.

Shu Huang and Jiuhua Chen, Equation of state of pyrope?almandine solid solution measured using a diamond anvil cell and in situ synchrotron X-ray diffraction, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 228 (2014), 88-91.

Jiuhua Chen, Tony Yu, Shu Huang, Jennifer Girard, Xiaoyang Liu, Compressibility of liquid FeS measured using x-ray radiograph imaging, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 228 (2014), 294-299.

Publication list 2012 and older