Dr. Geoffrey F. Strouse, Chair, Professor

Professional Preparation/Appointments

Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1993)
Postdoc, Universität Bern (1993-1995)
Postdoc, Los Alamos National Laboratory (1995-1997)

Contact Information

Email strouse@chem.fsu.edu
Office 2002 CSL 850.644.1244
Lab 2503 CSL  

Programs of Research

Materials, Inorganic, Physical

Research Specialties

Nanoscience, Photochemistry and spectroscopy, Environment and Energy, Solid State Chemistry, Synthesis and Catalysis

Research Interest

The Strouse group runs a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary team of scientists (inorganic, materials, analytical, physical, physics, and engineering students). The group studies the structural techniques correlated in materials at the nanoscale using optical spectroscopy (time-resolved optical (ns, ps, fs), vibrational spectroscopy (Raman, IR), structural (XRD, XAS), NMR, magnetism, and electron microscopy). The ability to selectively synthesize, interrogate, and manipulate materials at the nanoscale allows us to ask questions that address a wide range of physical questions. The research effort takes today’s discoveries to tomorrows devices by targeting the science and application of nanocrystals in four primary research areas: sustainability, energy, optical rulers and catalysis. These include down-shifting phosphors for solid state lighting, catalytic nanometals/carbides for heterogeneous catalysis, plasmonics for photochromic windows, and magnetic systems.

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Hardy, D.A.; Tigaa, R.A.; McBride, J.R.; Ortega, R.E.; Strouse, G.F. Structure-Function Correlation: Engineering High Quantum Yields in Down-Shifting Nanophosphors. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 51, 20416-20423.

Hardy, D.A.; Tigaa, R.A.; Ortega, R.E.; McBride, J.R.; Strouse, G.F. Breaking Latva’s Rule by Energy     Hopping in a Tb(III):ZnAl2O4 Nanospinel. J. Phys. Chem. C. 2019, 123, 51, 31175-31182.

Hardy, D.A.; Nguyen, E.T.; Parrish, S.A.; Schriber, E.A.; Schlicker, L.; Gili, A.; Kamutzki, F.; Hohman, J.N.; Strouse, G.F. Prussian Blue Iron–Cobalt Mesocrystals as a Template for the Growth of Fe/Co Carbide (Cementite) and Fe/Co Nanocrystals. Chem. Mater. 2019, 31, 19, 8163-8173.

Bindra, J.K.; Kurian, G.; Christian, J.H.; Van Tol, J.V.; Singh, K.; Dalal, N.S.; Mochena, M.D.; Stoian, S.A.; Strouse, G.F. Evidence of Ferrimagnetism in Fe-Doped CdSe Quantum Dots. Chem. Mater. 2018, 30, 23, 8446-8456.

Vakil, P.V.; Muhammed, F.; Hardy, D.A.; Dickens, T.J.; Ramakrishnan, S.; Strouse, G.F. Dielectric Properties for Nanocomposites Comparing Commercial and Synthetic Ni- and Fe3O4-Loaded Polystyrene. ACS Omega. 2018, 3, 10, 12813-12823.