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

Intrinsic 2-D magnets and exfoliable materials.

Transition-metal-based and high-entropy catalysts.

Stimulus and chemically controlled itinerant magnetism.

Spin crossover and quantum materials.

Laboratory Skills

Classic inorganic chemistry techniques.

Air-and-moisture-free preparation of solvents and samples.

High-temperature and air-free synthesis.

Multiple techniques to avoid synthetic barriers.

Recent Publications

Structural changes upon magnetic ordering in magnetocaloric AlFe2B2.

Nucleophilic Activation of Red Phosphorus for Controlled Synthesis of Polyphosphides.

Transition metal complexes with fractionally charged TCNQ radical anions as structural templates for multifunctional molecular conductors.

Negative Charge as a Lens for Concentrating Antiaromaticity: Using a Pentagonal "Defect" and Helicene Strain for Cyclizations.

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