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.

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.

2016-06-30 - Our director Prof. Surendra K .Saxena has retired.

2012-08-01 - Piston cylinder aparatus is ready for use.

2012-06-19 - Ross passed his PhD dissertation defense successfully.

2010-05-12 - Jennifer's proposal defense: 17th of May, 10 am (VH 160) - Lyci's PhD defense: 19th of May, 10 am (EC3350)

2010-04-14 - Gary passed his PhD defense successfully and has been awarded Outstanding Ph.D. Student for Spring 2010 by the department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering.

2009-11-19 - Our first pure polycrystalline diamond sample has been synthesized using our newly installed multianvil press.

2009-11-02 - Prof. Jiuhua Chen is awarded a subcontract of the DOE Energy Frontier Research Center in Extreme Environments (EFree) from Carnegie Institution of Washington.

2009-07-13 - CeSMEC is now equipped with a SEM

2009-06-18 - Dr. S. Srinivasan from USF will visit CeSMEC on June 22. He will give a talk about "Reversible Hydrogen Storage in Polyaniline Nanostructures and Advanced Complex Hydrides" at 11 am.

2009-06-03 - The first wadsleyite synthesis has been performed in our new multianvil press

2009-05-29 - The multianvil press is now fully operational

2009-05-18 - A new internship has arrived and will stay for 3 months. Welcome Clement