From: Administrative E-Memo (memofrom@Colorado.EDU)
Date: Sun Apr 27 2008 - 23:16:36 MDT
Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2008 23:16:36 -0600 (MDT) From: Administrative E-Memo <memofrom@Colorado.EDU> Subject: MIT Professor Mildred Dresselhaus to speak on "Advanced Materials
TO: Boulder Campus Teaching & Research Faculty, Staff,
Deans, Directors, Dept Chairs, System Administration
FROM: CU-Boulder Energy Initiative and Department of
SENDER: Carl Koval, Faculty Director, CU Energy Initiative
DATE: April 28, 2008
SUBJECT: MIT Professor Mildred Dresselhaus to speak on "Advanced Materials
in our Energy Future: Breakthroughs and Challenges" April 30
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor Mildred Dresselhaus, one of
the world's experts on novel nanomaterials, will speak at the University of
Colorado at Boulder April 30 on the future of advanced materials for energy.
The talk, titled "Advanced Materials in Our Energy Future: Breakthroughs and
Challenges," will be held at 4 p.m. in Duane Physics G1B30. Free and open to
the public, the talk is co-sponsored by the CU-Boulder Energy Initiative and
the CU-Boulder mechanical engineering department.
Dresselhaus is one of 13 MIT Institute Professors -- the highest honor that
can be bestowed on MIT faculty -- and is affiliated with the MIT physics
department and the electrical engineering and computer science department.
She will talk about the potential impacts of advanced materials on national
and global energy research.
Dresselhaus will discuss new strategies and challenges for the education and
research community and science policymakers, and will provide a summary of
recent advances in thermoelectric materials technology based on
One of the foremost experts in the field of carbon science, Dresselhaus
received the National Medal of Science in 1990 for her research on the
electronic properties of materials and for her work to expand opportunities
for women in science and engineering.
She served as director of the Office of Science for the U.S. Department of
Energy toward the end of the Clinton administration. She also served as
president of the American Physical Society, treasurer of the National
Academy of Sciences, president of the American Association for the
Advancement of Science, and more recently as chair of the Governing Board of
the American Institute of Physics.
Dresselhaus headed a 2003 DOE study titled "Basic Research Needs for a
Hydrogen Economy," the first of a series of studies that has had a
significant impact on developing the basic science and technology portfolios
for DOE. The author of numerous scientific papers and co-author of four
books on carbon science, Dresselhaus is noted for her work on
thermo-electrics, carbon nanotubes and other carbon nanostructures.
Dresselhaus also will meet with CU-Boulder faculty and students April 30 to
talk about science, careers and mentoring. Contact
Ronggui.Yang@colorado.edu for more information.
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