About the Shatruk group

Our group works in a broadly defined area of advanced functional materials. Our current, more specific research interests include photo-switchable molecular materials, intermetallic magnets for magnetic refrigeration and electric vehicles, and low-dimensional magnetic materials such as spin-frustrated 2D magnets and nanomagnets. The disciplinary focus of our work lies within inorganic materials chemistry, with strong interdisciplinary crossover to physical and organic chemistry, as well as to condensed matter physics and machine learning. The students and postdocs obtain diverse training in inorganic and organic syntheses, X-ray and neutron scattering methods, magnetic and electrical property measurements, optical, infrared, NMR, and EPR spectroscopy, as well as computational approaches to elucidation and discovery of new functional materials.

Active Projects

Low Dimensional Materials

Heterogenous Catalysis

Solid State Magnetism

Molecular Magnetism

Laboratory Skills

Inorganic and Organic Synthesis: design and preparation of organic ligands and their complexes with transition metals and lanthanides

Extensive air free techniques for synthesis,
handling, and characterization of materials

High-temperature and air-free synthesis

Solid State Synthesis: high-temperature annealing,
arc melting, induction melting, and crystal growth

X-Ray Diffraction and Crystallography: crystal structure determination and phase analysis

Magnetic measurements and analysis of magnetic properties

Recent Publications

Helimagnetism in MnBi2Se4 driven by spin-frustrating interactions between antiferromagnetic chains.

Giant and reversible barocaloric effect in trinuclear spin-crossover complex Fe3(bntrz)6(tcnset)6

Inelastic neutron scattering study of magnetic exchange pathways in MnS

Asymmetric design of spin-crossover complexes to increase the volatility for surface deposition

Radical dimerization in plastic organic crystal leads
to structural and magnetic bistability with wide thermal hysteresis.

News and Interviews

May 2020

FSU student awarded prestigious fellowship from U.S. Department of Energy