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Alexandra Zevalkink

Alexandra Zevalkink

Alexandra Zevalkink

Assistant Professor

Biography

Crystal growth of thermoelectric materials, structural chemistry in complex semiconductors, anisotropic thermal and electronic transport, high temperature thermal expansion and elastic properties.

Research Area
Education
Ph.D. Materials Science, California Institute of Technology, 2013
B.S. Materials Science, Michigan Technological University, 2008
Publications
W. Zeier, A. Zevalkink, Z. M. Gibbs, G. Hautier, M. G. Kanatzidis, G. J. Snyder, Thinking like a chemist: intuition in thermoelectric materials, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 55 (2016) 6826–6841.
A. Zevalkink, W. Zeier, E. Cheng, G. J. Snyder, J.-P. Fleurial, S. Bux, Nonstoichiometry in the Zintl phase Yb1-Zn2Sb2 as a route to thermoelectric optimization, Chem. Mater., 26 (2014) 5710-5717.
A. Zevalkink, W. Zeier, G. S. Pomrehn, E. Schechtel, W. Tremel, G. J. Snyder, Thermoelectric properties of Sr3GaSb3 - a chain-forming Zintl compound, Energy Environ. Sci., 5 (2012) 9121-9128.
A. Zevalkink, G. S. Pomrehn, S. Johnson, J. Swallow, Z. M. Gibbs, G. J Snyder, Influence of the triel elements (M = Al, Ga, In) on the transport properties of Ca5M2Sb6 Zintl compounds, Chem. Mater, 24 (2012) 2091.
MSU Scholars ID
alexandra-zevalkink