Alexandra Navrotsky

uc davis materials science engineering professor alexandra navrotsky

Position Title
Distinguished Professor Emeritus

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

4440B Chem Annex.

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.