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Mildred (Spiewak) Dresselhaus (1930 - 2017)

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Mildred "Millie" Dresselhaus formerly Spiewak
Born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United Statesmap
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 25 Feb 2017
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Categories: Scientists | National Medal of Science | Presidential Medal of Freedom | IEEE Founders Medal | Enrico Fermi Award | American Notables.

Mildred (Spiewak) Dresselhaus was awarded a National Medal of Science.


Mildred (Spiewak) Dresselhaus is Notable.

parents: Ethel (Teichtheil) and Meyer Spiewak, who were Polish Jewish immigrants

  • National Medal of Science (1990)
  • IEEE Founders Medal (2004)
  • Harold Pender Award (2006)
  • Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize (2008)
  • Oersted Medal (2008)
  • Vannevar Bush Award (2009)
  • Enrico Fermi Award (2012)
  • Kavli Prize in Nanoscience (2012)
  • Presidential Medal of Freedom (2014)


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On 30 Nov 2017 at 02:23 GMT Jim Martinez wrote:

She was married to Gene Dresselhaus, a well known theoretician, discoverer of the Dresselhaus effect. They had four children: Marianne, Carl, Paul, and Elliot; and five grandchildren. (Wikipedia reference to WSJ is DOA.)

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