Honoring Millie Dresselhaus, Institute Professor Emerita

MIT Corporation Member Megan Smith, ’86, SM ’88, has made a leadership commitment to kick off a campaign to create an enduring tribute within MIT.nano to our own "Queen of Carbon." Megan invites everyone to participate in this effort to honor Professor Millie Dresselhaus’s leadership and legacy as a pioneering founder in the field of nanoscience and a champion for women in science.

Please donate
to help us achieve this goal.


MIT faculty members
interested in supporting efforts to honor Millie through MIT.nano are invited to direct funds from their departmental discretionary funds to the MIT.nano Project Fund (#3711650). Please contact the MIT Office of Memorial Gifts to indicate if you have made such a transfer.

Give Now

To honor Millie’s legacy at MIT and her invaluable contributions to science and engineering, gifts can be made in her memory to MIT.nano.

To make a gift by check, please download and mail our printable gift form.

See Millie speaking about nano.

Read President L. Rafael Reif's letter to the MIT community, February 21, 2017