Professor Mildred Dresselhaus
Described as the Queen of Carbon, physicist Mildred Dresselhaus's work on graphite has led the way for developments in nanotechnology, the science of tiny things.
Professor Mildred Dresselhaus is a physicist and world expert on graphite. Her nickname is the Queen of Carbon. Her work has led the way for developments in nanotechnology, the science of tiny things, that could revolutionise our lives. Now aged 82 she is still based at the prestigious MIT University in Massachusetts, USA. In conversation with Jenni Murray she discusses her career in a male dominated field and how she was inspired by one of the few women to win a Nobel Prize.
(Image: Professor Mildred Dresselhaus, Credit: Ed Quinn)