The Group:

Susan Latturner

Ryan Groom

Matt Dickman

Guillermo Vasquez

Tate Engstrand

Mary Hertz

Wes Potter

Much thanks to the FSU undergraduates contributing to our research: Ben Schwartz, Allison Jacobs, Daniel Lyman, Danielle Alvarez, Jason Nyffeler, Connor Thomas, and many others!


Group News:

John Haddock joined the group in Fall 2016. Welcome to the group!

The Latturner group is participating in the new DOE Energy Frontier Research Center at FSU starting in Fall 2016, exploring synthesis of uranium intermetallics.

Matt presented a poster on metal flux synthesis of complex metal nitrides at the Solid State Chemistry GRC in July 2016.

Ryan participated in the ORNL workshop on Magnetic Structure Determination from Neutron Diffraction Data in May 2016.

Ryan, Tate, and Mary presented their research at the ACS Florida Area Meeting and Exposition in May 2016.

Ryan, Matt, and Sixuan presented their research at the North American Solid State Chemistry Conference in May 2015.

Two new students joined the group in Fall 2015. Welcome Mary Hertz and Wes Potter!

Sixuan Zhou successfully defended her dissertation in November 2015. Congratulations!

Dr. Latturner was appointed to the Editorial Advisory Board of the journal Chemistry of Materials for 2013 - 2016.


Group Alumni:

Xiaowei Ma (now postdoc at Dalhousie University)

Julia Zaikina (now postdoc at U.C. Davis)

Evan Benbow (now Development Scientist at Eos Energy Storage)

Milorad Stojanovic (now Adjunct Prof. at U. South Alabama)

Jeff Whalen (now at National High Magnetic Field Lab)

Gina Canfield (now at Tyndall AFB Air Force Research Lab)

Parisa Mahjoor (now teaching at Cal State Fullerton, UCLA)

David Lang (now at Intercat Inc.)

Patricia Tucker (nee Reynolds) (now at Guardian Industries)

Trevor Blankenship

Kurt Silsby

Sixuan Zhou

Group Pictures

Trevor Blankenship and Dr. Latturner went to the SNS at ORNL in Nov 2013, to collect neutron diffraction data on the TOPAZ diffractometer.see pictures

Xiaowei Ma and Dr. Latturner spent a week at the High Flux Isotope Reactor at ORNL in Jan. 2013, collecting neutron diffraction data. see pictures

Farewell dinner for Xiaowei at Kool Beanz, Nov. 2013: Josiah, Xiaowei, Sixuan, Danielle, Trevor, Daniel, Ryan.

Xiaowei and Trevor at NASSCC 2013, along with Corey Thompson and Kirill Kovnir.

Parisa and Gina at graduation, Fall 2009