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Millie Dresselhaus, Institute Professor Emerita, 1930-2017

February 21, 2017

"Queen of carbon science" and recipient of Presidential Medal of Freedom and National Medal of Science led US scientific community, promoted women in STEM.

Mildred S. Dresselhaus, a celebrated and beloved MIT professor whose research helped unlock the mysteries of carbon, the most fundamental of organic elements -- earning her the nickname "queen of carbon science" -- died on Monday, February 20, 2017 at age 86.

Photo, Tony Rinaldo Photography/MTL.

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