D is for Mildred Dresselhaus – Physicist #AtoZChallenge

D is for Mildred Dresselhaus – Physicist

++ A to Z of Notable Women in STEM ++

Mildred S. Dresselhaus (1930 – ) has been called “The Queen of Carbon Science.”

Mildred Dresselhaus in the Oval Office, May 7, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Mildred Dresselhaus in the Oval Office, May 7, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Dr. Dresselhaus’ career focused on carbon chemistry, including graphite, fullerines, and carbon nanotubules.

A Zig-Zag nanotubule. The spheres are carbon atoms. Credit: APPER CC BY-SA 3.0
A Zig-Zag nanotubule. The spheres are carbon atoms.
Credit: APPER CC BY-SA 3.0

She has received numerous awards for her work, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2014.

You can read more about her here.

See more notable women of STEM in my contribution to the April A to Z blogging challenge for 2016.

Add your own “D”-named women to the list in the comments below!

Published by paleololigo

Scientist (Paleontology, Geochemistry, Geology); Writer (Speculative and Science Fiction, plus technical and non-technical Science); Mom to great boy on the Autism spectrum; possessor of too many hobbies.

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