Institute Professor Emerita Mildred Dresselhaus dies at 86
Mildred S. Dresselhaus, a celebrated MIT professor whose research helped unlock the mysteries of carbon — earning her the nickname “queen of carbon science” — died Monday. A winner of both the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the National Medal of Science, Dresselhaus was a member of the MIT faculty for 50 years. 


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