Alexandra Navrotsky

uc davis materials science engineering professor alexandra navrotsky

Position Title
Distinguished Professor Emerita

  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • Land, Air and Water Resources

Edward Roessler Chair in Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Distinguished Interdisciplinary Professor in Ceramic, Earth and Environmental Materials Chemistry

High-temperature calorimetry, ceramics, mineralogy and geochemistry, melt and glass science, nanomaterials and porous materials

Navrotsky’s research relates atomic-level structure and bonding to macroscopic thermodynamic behavior and properties in complex materials. By advancing reaction calorimetry as a foundational research tool, she has contributed to a broad spectrum of applications from mineral thermodynamics to ceramic processing to nanomaterials to zeolites.