Navrotsky named Regents Professor for groundbreaking work in materials science
Fifty years after beginning her academic career at ASU but leaving after 16 years, Alexandra Navrotsky returned in 2019 as one of the world’s leading experts in materials science and engineering. Now she’s been named an ASU Regents Professor, the highest honor bestowed on the university’s faculty members. Now a professor in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy, part of the Fulton Schools, and the School of Molecular Sciences, she is also affiliated with the School of Earth and Space Exploration and director of the Navrotsky Eyring Center for Materials of the Universe. Her achievements have made her a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a Distinguished Life Member of the American Ceramic Society and winner of a major European Materials Research Society award.