NNSA CMaES Project

Consortium for Materials and Energy Studies (CMaES)

  • Create a job posting for 2015 Prairie View A&M University Summer Training and Enrichment Program (PV S.T.E.P.), effective June 1 - August 14, 2015 and initiate the recruitment activity.
  • On April 21, 2015,  Abdul Siddiqui, Moiz Sheikh, Muhammad Aun, Rufina Che, Abolaji Alimi, Lasbat Agbaje, and Alimi Abolaji also presented their posters during the University’s celebration of the 125th Anniversary of the 1890 Land Grant System during the week of April 20-24. Here are the pictures taken during the event.
  • Miss Nnenna Elechi applied for the Computational Chemistry and Materials Science Summer Institute at LLNL (https://www-pls.llnl.gov/?url=jobs_and_internships-internships-ccms) an d Mr. Alimi Abolaji applied for NNSA MSIPP graduate internship program at LANL
  • Dr. Fan is elected to be the mentor for Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program June 15 – August 7, 2015 and Research Experience for High School students (REH) program June 29 – August 7, 2015 offered by Dr. Audie Thompson at Chemical Engineering Department.
  • From April 10-12, Dr. Fan along with Miss Nnenna Elechi and Felipe Beltran attended "Texas Protein Folders and Function Meeting" at The Retreat at Artesian Lakes, 235 Chain O Lakes Resort, Cleveland, TX 77327 (832) 397-4008.
  • On April 9, 2015, Abdul Siddiqui, Moiz Sheikh, Muhammad Aun, Rufina Che, Abolaji Alimi, Lasbat Agbaje, and Alimi Abolaji presented three posters titled "Synthesis, characterization and modeling of absorption of peptides onto the graphene surface" (won the First Place in Poster Competition), "Synthesis, Spectroscopic, and Modeling Investigation of Transitional metal complexes" and "Synthesis and Computational Modeling of the Transition-Metal Complex" at 10th Annual Research Symposium Sponsored by the College of Juvenile Justice & Psychology and the Texas Juvenile Crime Prevention Center, A Decade of Excellence in Research: Cultivating Intellectual Growth at Prairie View A&M University, College of Juvenile Justice & Psychology, Don K. Clark Building, Prairie View, Texas. Here are the pictures taken during the event.


  • On March 27 - 28, 2015, the project co-sponsored 6 students to visit the Department of Chemistry at University of Texas at San Antonio. Students meet with the Chemistry Club and visited their research facilities and graduate study program. Here are the pictures taken during the visit
  • From March 15-21, 2015, Mr. Abdul R Siddiqui, Moiz Sheikh, Muhammad Aun conducted FT-IR, Raman, and AFM characterization at TSU, Nashville, TN. Here are the pictures taken during training.
  • Tennessee State University (TSU) and Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) held a mini modeling training workshop for PVAMU students. Dr. Lizhi Ouyang and Sitaram Aryal gave multiple sessions from March 9-13, 2015. More than 20 students participated in training. Here are the pictures taken during training.
  • Consortium held its first kick off meeting at Allen University campus on Feb 20, 2015 Friday. Here are pictures taken during meeting
  • During the spring 2015, PVAMU attracted 17 students from Chemistry department, Biology department, Chemical Engineering department and Mechanic Engineering department to this project. This includes 15 undergraduates and 2 graduate students. Among them, 9 are female students and 6 are male students.
  • After intensive two-year incubation, the planning meeting for Consortium for Materials and Energy Studies (CMaES) was officially kicked off at Tallahassee, Fl on June 20, 2014. Current consortium is the combination of two previous consortia — “Investigating and Characterizing Catalytic Activity in Novel Materials and Processes using Experimental and Computational Techniques” and “Consortium on Experimental and Computational Studies of Matter under Extreme Environments”. The representatives from the following members were present at the meeting:
    • Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL, lead national lab)
    • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
    • Florida A&M University (FAMU, lead University)
    • Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU)
    • Tuskegee University (TU)
    • Tennessee State University (TSU)
    • Southern University (SU)
    • Benedict College (BC)
    • Morehouse College (MC)
    • Allen University (AU)

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