报告题目：A Career in Thermodynamics-Past, Present and Future
Member of the National Academy ofSciences，USA
Member of World Academy of Ceramics
Member of AmericanPhilosophical Society
Dr. Alexandra Navrotsky’s research focuses on relating atomic-levelstructure and bonding characteristics to macroscopic thermodynamic behavior inminerals, ceramics and other complex materials. By advancing high-and low-temperature reaction calorimetry as afoundational research tool, she has contributed to a broad spectrum ofapplications, from mineral thermodynamics to ceramic processing to zeolites.
Dr. Navrotsky has published more than 880scientific papers and received many honors, including the Benjamin FranklinMedal in Earth Sciences, the Harry Hess Medal, the Goldschmidt Medal, and theKingery Award. She serves on numerous advisory committees and panels ingovernment and academia, promoting collaborative research across disciplinesand institutions.
Looking back on a half century of activity in experimental thermochemistry,the first half of my lecture integrates major issues in science and societyover the decades with my own research progress and achievements, emphasizingpast highlights in the thermodynamics of high pressure minerals,nanomaterials, and porous materials. Thesecond half of the talk focuses on current and future work related to thethermochemistry of complex materials ranging from hybrid perovskites and metalorganic frameworks to oxides above 2000oC.