Professor Alexandra Navrotsky lab venture to solve the world's most challenging thermodynamic questions. The Thermochemistry Laboratory in the Center for Materials of the Universe at Arizona State University will be the largest thermodynamics laboratory in the world.
$1 million gift from Alexandra Navrotsky will be used to advance the careers of aspiring scientists, purchase new equipment and provide supplemental funding to help attract and retain outstanding Ph.D. program graduate students and/or postdoctoral scholars, with preference given to women.
The single crystal superalloy turbine blade for gas turbines may have been the most significant development in energy and transportation in the last century. It empowered our military prowess, and enabled civilian aircraft to fly half way around the world. The single crystal blades are now employed in gas turbines for energy conversion. The single crystal blade technology evolved over the course of twenty-five years.
The Critical Materials Institute is a U.S. DOE Energy Innovation Hub led by Ames Laboratory, and supports early-stage research to advance innovation in U.S. manufacturing. CMI seeks ways to eliminate and reduce reliance on rare-earth metals and other materials critical to the success of clean energy technologies.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense..." NSF is vital because we support basic research and people to create knowledge that transforms the future.