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 the Shatruk group focuses on inorganic, materials, and physical chemistry. We rely on the synthesis and crystal structure determination methods, complemented by advanced optical, magnetic, and theoretical techniques, to discover new quantum magnets, molecular qubits, and and stimuli-responsive materials. Our main research directions are (1) molecular magnetism, photomagnetism, and spintronics, focusing on molecules for quantum information, sensing, and data storage applications, and (2) magnetism of intermetallic compounds with non-trivial spin textures for the discovery of new quantum materials. 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 and EPR spectroscopy, 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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Yazback, M.; Liu, S.; Shatruk, M.; Christou, G.; Cheng, H. P. Search for toroidal ground state and magnetoelectric effects in molecular spin triangles with antiferromagnetic exchange. J. Phys. Chem. A 2023, 127, 3814.
Adams, M.; Huang, C.; Shatruk, M. Effect of electron- and hole-doping on properties of kagomé-lattice ferromagnet Fe3Sn2. J. Phys. Condens. Matter 2023, 35, 265801.
Kuriakose, F.; Commodore, M.; Fabiano, C. J.; Sen, D.; Li, R. R.; Hu, C.; Bisht, S.; Üngör, Ö.; Lin, X.; Strouse, G. F.; DePrince III, A. E.; Lazenby, R. A.; Mentink-Vigier, F.; Shatruk, M.; Alabugin, I. V. Design and synthesis of Kekulè and non-Kekulè diradicaloids via radical peri-annulation strategy: the power of seven Clar’s sextets. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2022, 144, 23448.
Koptur-Palenchar, J.; Gakiya-Teruya, M.; Le, D.; Jiang, J.; Zhang, R.; Jiang, X.; Cheng, H. P.; Rahman, T. S.; Shatruk, M.; Zhang, X. X. Thickness-dependent spin bistable transitions in single-crystalline molecular 2D material. npj 2D Mater. Appl. 2022, 6, 59.
Yergeshbayeva, S.; Hrudka, J.; Jo, M.; Gakiya-Teruya, M.; Meisel, M.; Shatruk, M. Abrupt spin transition in a heteroleptic Fe(II) complex with pendant naphthalene functionality. Inorg. Chem. 2022, 61, 11349.
Tener, Z. P.; Yannello, V.; Garlea, V. O.; Lapidus, S. H.; Yox, P.; Kovnir, K.; Stoian, S. A.; Shatruk, M. Evolution of bonding and magnetism via changes in valence electron count in CuFe2–xCoxGe2. Inorg. Chem. 2022, 61, 4257.
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.
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 Giant and reversible barocaloric effect in trinuclear spin-crossover complex Fe3(bntrz)6(tcnset)6. Adv. Mater. 2021, 33, 2008076.
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.
Üngör, Ö.; Choi, E. S.; Shatruk, M. Optimization of crystal packing in semiconducting spin-crossover materials with fractionally charged TCNQδ– anions (0 < δ < 1). Chem. Sci. 2021, 12, 10765.