2017 Faculty and Student Team Research Award at ChemMatCARS (FaSTRAC)

July 12, 2017

ChemMatCARS hosted Professor Skye Fortier and his student Jesse Murillo from the University of Texas at El Paso for the 2017 Faculty and Student Team Research Award at ChemMatCARS Program. The Fortier group is interested in molecular metal complexes with novel structures and electronic properties, with special focus on multi-electron chemistry with early transition metals as well as the exploration of the chemistry of f-orbitals by studying uranium compounds. X-ray crystallography is a primary tool for elucidating the molecular and extended structures of these compounds and vital for advancing these projects. Dr. Fortier and his student used the high resolution crystallography setup at ChemMatCARS and collected datasets for over 30 different compounds and are currently refining the structures. They discussed their project and future collaboration with ChemMatCARS staff and will be back as users of the beamline.