Dr. Michael Shatruk, Professor

Professional Preparation/Appointments

​B.S./M.S. 1996
Ph.D. 2000
Postdoc, Cornell University (2001-2003)
Postdoc, Texas A&M University (2003-2007)

Contact Information

Email mshatruk@fsu.edu
  2007 CSL 850.417.8417
Lab 2103 CSL 850.645.8601

Programs of Research

Inorganic, Materials, Physical

Research Specialties

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

Research Interest

Research in our group focuses on inorganic and organic materials chemistry. We rely on the synthesis and crystal structure determination methods, complemented by advanced optical, magnetic, and theoretical techniques, to discover new magnets, catalysts, and stimuli-responsive materials. Our main research directions are (1) molecular magnetism, photomagnetism, and spintronics; (2) magnetism of intermetallic compounds and 2-D materials; (3) heterogeneous catalysis by intermetallics and alloys. Students who join the Shatruk group get extensive training in inorganic and organic synthesis, solid-state chemistry, X-ray and neutron diffraction methods, magnetic measurements, X-ray absorption spectroscopy, electrochemistry and UV-Vis spectroscopy, and electronic structure calculations for molecules and solids at the DFT level of theory. We synthesize all our materials and then investigate them by using extensive research facilities in our department, as well as large-scale user facilities at Oak Ridge National Lab, Argonne National Lab, National High Magnetic Field Lab, and European neutron and synchrotron facilities.


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Gakiya-Teruya, M.; Jiang, X.; Le, D.; Üngör, Ö.; Durrani, A. J.; Koptur-Palenchar, J.; Jiang, J.; Jiang, T.; Meisel, M. W.; Cheng, H. P.; Zhang, X. G.; Zhang, X. X.; Rahman, T. S.; Hebard, A. F.; Shatruk, M. Asymmetric design of spin-crossover complexes to increase the volatility for surface deposition. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 143, 14563-14572.

Üngör, Ö.; Choi, E. S.; Shatruk, M. Optimization of crystal packing in semiconducting spin-crossover materials with fractionally charged TCNQd anions (0 < d < 1). Chem. Sci. 2021, 12, 10765-10779.

Clark, J. K.; Yannello, V.; Samarakoon, A. M.; Ross, C.; Uible, M. C.; Garlea, V. O.; Shatruk, M. Inelastic neutron scattering study of magnetic exchange pathways in MnS. J. Phys. Chem. C 2021, 125, 16183-16190.

Flessa Savvidou, A.; Clark, J.; Wang, H.; Wei, K.; Choi, E. S.; Mozaffari, S.; Qian, X.; Shatruk, M.; Balicas, L. Complex Dirac-like electronic structure in atomic side ordered Rh3In3.4Ge3.6. Chem. Mater. 2021, 33, 1218-1227.

Romanini, M.; Wang, Y.; Gürpinar, K.; Ornelas, G.; Lloveras, P.; Zhang, Y.; Zheng, W.; Barrio, M.; Aznar, A.; Gràcia-Condal, A.; Emre, B.; Popescu, C.; Zhang, H.; Long, Y.; Balicas, L.; Tamarit, J. L.; Planes, A.; Shatruk, M.; Mañosa, L. Giant and reversible barocaloric effect in trinuclear spin-crossover complex Fe3(bntrz)6(tcnset)6. Adv. Mater. 2021, 33, 2008076.

Mann, D. K.; Wang, Y. X.; Marks, J. D.; Strouse, G. F.; Shatruk, M. Microwave synthesis and magnetocaloric effect in AlFe2B2. Inorg. Chem. 2020, 59, 12625-12631.

Wang, Y. X.; Yannello, V.; Graterol, J.; Zhang, H.; Long, Y.; Shatruk, M. Theoretical and experimental insights into effects of Zn doping on magnetic and magnetocaloric properties of MnCoGe. Chem. Mater. 2020, 32, 6721-6729.

Dragulescu-Andrasi, A.; Filatov, A.; Oakley, R. T.; Li, X.; Lekin, K.; Huq, A.; Pak, C.; Greer, S. M.; McKay, J.; Jo, M.; Lengyel, J.; Hung, I.; Maradzike, E.; DePrince, A. E.; Stoian, S. A.; Hill, S.; Hu, Y. Y.; Shatruk, M. Radical dimerization in plastic organic crystal leads to structural and magnetic bistability with wide thermal hysteresis. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 17989-17994.

Lengyel, J.; Wang, X.; Choi, E. S.; Besara, T.; Schönemann, R. U.; Ramakrishna, S. K.; Holleman, J.; Blockmon, A. L.; Hughey, K. D.; Beery, D.; Balicas, L.; McGill, S.; Hanson, K.; Musfeldt, J.; Siegrist, T.; Dalal, N.; Shatruk, M. Antiferroelectric phase transition in a proton-transfer salt of squaric acid and 2,3-dimethylpyrazine. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 16279-16287.

Pak, C.; Garlea, V. O.; Yannello, V.; Cao, H.; Bangura, A. F.; Shatruk, M. Na2Mn3Se4: strongly frustrated antiferromagnetic semiconductor with complex magnetic structure. Inorg. Chem. 2019, 58, 5799-5806.

Yannello, V.; Guillou, F.; Yaroslavtsev, A. A.; Tener, Z. P.; Wilhelm, F.; Yaresko, A. N.; Molodtsov, S. L.; Scherz, A.; Rogalev, A.; Shatruk, M. Revisiting bond breaking and making in EuCo2P2: where are the electrons? Chem. Eur. J. 2019, 25, 5865-5869.

Mann, D.; Xu, J.; Mordvinova, N.; Yannello, V.; Ziouani, Y.; González-Ballesteros, N.; Sousa, J.; Lebedev, O.; Kolen’ko, Y.; Shatruk, M. Electrocatalytic water oxidation over AlFe2B2. Chem. Sci. 2019, 10, 2796-2804.