Congratulations Prof Mildred Dresselhaus!

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ASME Nanotechnology Institute Founder Mildred Dresselhaus Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom
https://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/dresselhaus-solow-presidential-medal-freedom-1110
The White House called Dresselhaus “one of the most prominent physicists, materials scientists, and electrical engineers of her generation. … She is best known for deepening our understanding of condensed matter systems and the atomic properties of carbon, which has contributed to major advances in electronics and materials research.”

http://www.technologyreview.com/article/513491/the-what-if-whiz/
http://web.mit.edu/physics/people/faculty/dresselhaus_mildred.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mildred_Dresselhaus

https://www.aip.org/history/historymatters/dresselhaus.htm [Broken]

Carbon Catalyst for Half a Century
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/03/science/carbon-catalyst-for-half-a-century.html
She invented breakthrough techniques for studying individual layers of carbon atoms. She discovered ways to capture the thermal energy of vibrating particles at well-defined “boundaries,” and then to use that heat to make electricity.

She devised carbon fibers that are stronger than steel at a fraction of steel’s weight. Her research helped usher in the age of nanotechnology, the wildly popular effort to downsize electronic circuits, medical devices and a host of other products to molecular dimensions.

Dr. Dresselhaus recently won the 2012 Kavli Prize in Nanoscience, a $1 million honor that matches the purse size and Scandinavian provenance of a Nobel, if not quite the status. The new award joins a very long list of laurels, among them the National Medal of Science, the Enrico Fermi Award, the presidencies of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 28 honorary doctorates and a stint in the Department of Energy under President Bill Clinton.
Quite a distinguished career.
 
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Very nice! Let's get her on PF :)
 

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