Professor's Gift Establishes Experimental Thermodynamics Award

The American Ceramic Society has a new award to recognize innovative contributions to experimental thermodynamics of solids technical literature. The Navrotsky Award for Experimental Thermodynamics of Solids was established through a gift from Alexandra Navrotsky, Interdisciplinary Professor of Ceramic, Earth, and Environmental Materials Chemistry at UC Davis.

Navrotsky’s 50-year research career has focused on relationships between structure and bonding and thermodynamic behavior of minerals, ceramics, glasses, and other complex materials. She is a leader in the art of high-temperature calorimetry and has developed, applied, and commercialized instrumentation in this field.