Dresselhaus Lecture: Paul McEuen on Cell-sized Sensors and Robots
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm
MIT.nano is pleased to announce that Paul McEuen, the John A. Newman Professor of Physical Science at Cornell University and director of the Kavli Institute at Cornell for Nanoscale Science, will deliver the inaugural Mildred S. Dresselhaus Lecture at MIT.
McEuen's research explores the electronic, optical, and mechanical properties of nanoscale materials. In this talk, he will take a look at some of the approaches being explored to create miniature machines, focusing on a Cornell effort to combine microelectronics, optics, paper arts, and 2D materials to create a new generation of cell-sized smart, active sensors and microbots that are powered and communicate by light.
The Dresselhaus Lecture Series is named in honor of Mildred "Millie" Dresselhaus, a beloved MIT professor whose research helped unlock the mysteries of carbon, the most fundamental of organic elements—earning her the nickname “queen of carbon science.” This annual event recognizes a significant figure in science and engineering from anywhere in the world whose leadership and impact echo Millie’s life, accomplishments, and values. Read more about Mildred S. Dresselhaus.