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Alexandra Navrotsky

Professional Preparation

1967: University of Chicago (Ph.D.)
1964: University of Chicago (M.S.)
1963: University of Chicago (B.S.)
1960: Bronx High School of Science

2020: Jan Czochralski Award, European Materials Research Society

2020: Journal of the American Ceramic Society, Best Paper Award for paper entitled

2021: Jan Czochralski Award, European Materials Research Society

2022: Regents Professor, Arizona State University

2023: International Life in Universe Award, FLOGEN Star Outreach


1967 – 1968            Research Associate, Technische Universität Clausthal, Germany, Institut fur Theoretische Huttenkunde
1968 – 1969            Research Associate, Pennsylvania State University, Dept. of Mineralogy and Geochemistry
1969 – 1974            Assistant Professor, Arizona State University, Dept. of Chemistry
1970 – 1971            Visiting Research Associate, University of Chicago, James Franck Institute
1972                       Visiting Scientist, Technische Universität Clausthal, Germany
1974 – 1978            Associate Professor, Arizona State University, Dept. of Chemistry
1974                       Visiting Scientist, Bell Telephone Laboratories
1975                       Visiting Lecturer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1976                       Visiting Associate Professor, University of California at Berkeley
1976 – 1977            Program Director for Chemical Thermodynamics, National Science Foundation
1978 – 1985            Professor, Arizona State University, Depts. of Chemistry and Geology
1981                       Visiting Professor, State University of New York at Stony Brook
1984 – 1985            Director, Center for Solid State Science, Arizona State University
1985 – 1997            Professor, Princeton University, Dept. of Geological and Geophysical Sciences, Affiliate faculty, Dept. of Chemistry, Member, Princeton Materials Institute
1988 – 1991            Chair, Dept. of Geological and Geophysical Sciences, Princeton University
1988                       Visiting Summer Faculty, I.B.M., T.J. Watson Research Center
1992 – 1997            Albert G. Blanke, Jr. Professor of Geological and Geophysical Sciences, Princeton University
1997 – 2019            Interdisciplinary Professor of Ceramic, Earth, and Environmental Materials Chemistry, University of California, Davis. Appointments in Departments of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science (home department); Chemistry; Land, Air and Water Resources; Geology
2001 – 2019            Edward Roessler Chair in Mathematical and Physical Sciences, UC Davis
2002 – 2019            Director of the NEAT ORU, UC Davis
2003 – 2019            Distinguished Professor, UC Davis
2013 – 2017            Interim Dean of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, College of Letters and Science, UC Davis
2019 – present        Professor, School of Molecular Sciences, and School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy, Arizona State University
2019 – present  Director, Materials of the Universe, Arizona State University

Recent Publications


U.S. Patent No. 7,141,857 (Issued: November 28, 2006)“Semiconductor Structures and Methods of Fabricating Semiconductor Structures Comprising Hafnium Oxide Modified with Lanthanum, a Lanthanide-Series Metal, or a Combination Thereof”

U.S. Patent No. 6,960,327 (Issued: November 1, 2005) “Methods for Removing Organic Compounds from Nano-Compositic Materials” (UC Case No. 2003-121-1)

“Removal of Organic Structure Directing Agents from Inorganic Nano-Composite Materials,”
A. Navrotsky, A. N. Parikh, U.S. Pat. Appl. Publ., 17pp. (2004).

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