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