University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

2012 Van Vleck Lecture

Mildred Dresselhaus

Institute Professor of Electrical Engineering and Physics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Lecture
5:00 p.m., Thursday, April 26, 2012
Tate Laboratory of Physics, Room 150, Van Vleck Auditorium
"The Promise of Nanomaterials for Thermoelectric Applications"
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3:35 p.m., Wednesday, April 25, 2011
Tate Laboratory of Physics, Room 131 Physics
"My 50-year Adventure with Carbon"
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Refreshments served in Room 216 Physics after colloquium

Mildred Dresselhaus Bio

Mildred Dresselhaus is an Institute Professor of Electrical Engineering and Physics at MIT. She is the recipient of the National Medal of Science and 28 honorary degrees worldwide. She has served as President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Treasurer of the National Academy of Sciences, President of the American Physical Society, and Chair of the Governing Board of the American Institute of Physics. She is also a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the American Philosophical Society, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She served as the Director of the Office of Science at the U.S. Department of Energy. Professor Dresselhaus' research over the years has covered a wide range of topics in Condensed Matter and Materials Physics. She is best known for her work on carbon science and carbon nanostructures, as well as nanoscience and nanotechnology more generally. She is also one of the researchers responsible for the resurgence of the Thermoelectrics research field through her early work on low dimensional thermoelectricity in the early 1990's.