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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.

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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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