Women In STEAM Fields

Mildred Dresselhaus


Physicist and Professor Emerita of Physics and Electrical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She was known for her work on graphite, graphite intercalation compounds, fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, spin-orbit coupling in semiconductors, and low-dimensional thermoelectrics. Her research helped develop technology based on thin graphite which allow electronics to be "everywhere," including clothing and smartphones. More…