Mildred Dresselhaus, who earned the National Medal of Science served as director of
the Office of Science at the U.S. Department of Energy.
Millie and her husband Gene Dresselhaus with Prof. J. Heremans in Flagstaff, Arizona
Professor Millie Dresselhaus
Millie working in the laboratory
Talking with keynote speaker Mildred S. Dresselhaus, an Institute Professor at MIT and professor of physics, at the symposium are (standing from left) Diana Bianchi, the Natalie V. Zucker Professor of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and
Gynecology; Alice Lichtenstein, the Stanley N. Gershoff Professor of Nutrition Science and Policy; and Brigitte Huber,
School of Medicine professor of pathology.
Mildred Dresselhaus speaks at Wirec 2008.
Prof. Mildred Dresselhaus with Dr. Peter Brancton and graduate students at Chiba University
Millie with her violin
Prof. Dresselhaus (center in red) along with other 2008 APS Prize and Award Recipients
Millie being awarded the Oersted Medal of the American Association of Physics
Teachers, January 2008.
Millie in the classroom.
Millie at NT09

Symposium Schedule

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Room 32-123 [Campus Map]
Stata Center (32 Vassar St., Cambridge MA)


Saturday, December 4, 2010


8:45 am Gathering/Continental Breakfast
9:30 am Welcome, Provost L. Rafael Reif
9:45 am Philip Kim, Department of Physics, Columbia University
"Graphene research: a perspective view from graphite, nanotubes and nanoribbons with Millie's contributions"
10:15 am Ado Jorio, Department of Physics, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
"Raman Spectroscopy in Graphene Related Systems and Inspiring Collaborations with Millie"
10:45 am Break
11:15 am "Adventures with Millie in Carbon Research: Perspective from International Collaborators"
Morinobu Endo, Shinshu University, Japan; Riichiro Saito, Tohoku University, Japan; Marcos Pimenta, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil; Mauricio Terrones, formerly of IPICyT, Mexico; Antonio G. Souza Filho, Universidade Federal do Ceara, Brazil
12:30 pm Lunch Break  (not provided by symposium) Lunch Options
2:00 pm Gang Chen, Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT
"Nanostructured Thermoelectrics: Millie's Legacy and Recent Developments"
2:30 pm James Speck, Materials Department, University of California, Santa Barbara
"Polar, Semipolar and Nonpolar GaN: A Journey in Materials and Devices to Address the World's Energy Challenge
3:00 pm George Crabtree, Argonne National Laboratory
"The Role of Nanomaterials in a Sustainable Energy Future"
3:30 pm Break
4:00 pm Reflections on Millie's Impact as a Mentor and Role Model
Jing Kong, EECS, MIT; Marcie R. Black, CTO Bandgap Engineering, Inc.; Sandra Brown, Hewlett-Packard Development Co.; Mario Hofmann, EECS, MIT
5:30 pm Evening Reception/Party at Boston Marriott Cambridge