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

Coordination chemistry; synthesis of metal complexes and organic ligands.

Extensive air free techniques for synthesis and characterization of materials.

High-temperature and air-free synthesis.

Solid State Synthesis including annealing, arc melting, induction melting, and crystal growth.

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

Critical review of earth-abundant borides and phosphides for water electrolysis: transition from the lab to the market.

Microwave synthesis and magnetocaloric effect in AlFe2B2.

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