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Recently acquired grants in the thermochemistry of nanomaterials, zeolites, and ceramic oxides offer opportunities for postdoctoral and predoctoral work involving calorimetric measurements. Postdoctoral scholars must have a background in experimental work in solid state chemistry or physics, ceramics,  materials science, mineralogy, petrology, or related field and significant knowledge in  thermodynamics and inorganic crystal chemistry.

Ph.D. students can come from any of these disciplines and must meet the entrance requirements of an appropriate academic department: Chemistry, Physics, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Geology, or Land, Air and Water Resources.  Prospective postdocs should send a CV; prospective graduate students a short description of background and interests to: Professor Alexandra Navrotsky

Because of the constant turnover of people and funding, we can not predict when we will have an opening in any particular project. We therefore encourage ooutstanding applications at any time, but that does not mean, we always have openings immediately.

Possible New Ph.D. Thesis and Postdoctoral Projects

  • Calcium phosphate evolution relevant to biomineralization
  • Thermochemistry of nano carbon materials
  • Calcite formation in supercritical CO2
  • Thermochemistry of sulfides
  • Energetics of Nanomatierals
  • Thermochemistry of mixed organic-inorganic frameworks
  • Energetics of water-containment in nanoporous materials
  • Thermodynamics of materials relevant to nuclear energy
  • Energetics of nanoscale phosphates and biomineralization
  • Calorimtery of thin films and multilayers
  • Energetics of nanocomposites
  • Energetics of solid phases containing heavy metals relevant to environmental pollution
  • Energetics of sulfides and chalcogenides
  • Energetics of layered double hydroxides and cement phases
  • Calorimetry of polymer derived ceramics (Si-C-N-O)
  • Calorimetry of refractory materials at 1500-2400o C
  • Energetics of carbonates and carbonate formation relevant to CO2 sequestration
  • Energetics of spinels