Volume 95 Issue 9 | p. 7 | News of The Week
Issue Date: February 27, 2017 | Web Date: February 21, 2017

Nanoscience pioneer Millie Dresselhaus dies at 86

Groundbreaking studies on carbon nanostructures earned her the title “Queen of Carbon Science”
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Nano SCENE, Materials SCENE
Keywords: Obituary, Dresselhaus, nanoscience

Mildred S. Dresselhaus, a solid-state physicist, materials scientist, and longtime advocate for women in science, passed away on Monday, Feb. 20, at the age of 86.

Dresselhaus is best known for her scientific work on condensed matter and the atomic properties of carbon, which prompted a journalist to give her the nickname “Queen of Carbon Science” more than 30 years ago.

Since 1967, Dresselhaus worked at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she was . . .

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