2015 North American Solid State Chemistry Conference

(May 22-24)

Florida State University

Florida State University is one of the two most prestigious research universities in Florida. With ~41,000 students and ~2,400 faculty, this is a vibrant and dynamic campus with beautiful subtropical landscapes. FSU is also a home to the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and to the 2013 National College Football Champions, FSU Seminoles.

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is the premier academic department at FSU, with the strong tradition of research excellence established by such prominent scientists and educators as Michael Kasha, Gregory Choppin, Sir Harold Kroto, Alan Marshall, and Robert Holton. Currently, the Department is a home to 35 research-active faculty and 150 graduate students.


As the state capital of Florida with ~250,000 population, Tallahassee has a lot to offer to its visitors. There is a great selection of restaurants, beautiful parks and Lake Ella, hip coffee shops, and several museums. There are also great outdoor activities within a short driving distance:

Maclay Gardens State Park - within the city limits, to the north from I-10 on Thomasville Rd
Wakulla Springs State Park - ~30-min drive from FSU campus (a must-see boat tour! if you have time to visit)
The Gulf of Mexico, Bald Point State Park - ~1-hour drive, a beach and white-sand dunes
The Guld of Mexico, St. George Island - ~2-hour drive, a beach, white-sand dunes, a great place if you would like to swim

Sponsored by:
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (FSU)
Office of Research, Florida State University
College of Arts & Sciences (FSU)
National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
U.S. National Committee for Crystallography
ACS, Chemistry of Materials
Elsevier, Journal of Solid State Chemistry
The Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre
CrystalMaker Software Ltd.
Quantum Design