Materials Research Society Proceedings

Listed below are the talks given at the MRS Millie Memorial held on Monday, November 7, 2017, which are published with permission of the speakers and of MRS.  The talks were edited by Shoshi Dresselhaus-Cooper (Millie’s granddaughter) with help from Prof. Jing Kong and her students.

These talks were edited specifically to allow many different types of readers to look through and appreciate their content.

Each MRS talk begins with an anecdote about Millie (unless otherwise noted).  This is followed by many photos of Millie and a technical talk. Often, speakers mention Millie at the end of the talk, as well.  In some cases (particularly in the Nanotube section), additional anecdotes about Millie will be found there.

Key terms have been defined and clarified for ease of reading, using footnotes.  Click on the footnote number, and the definition will pop up above it.  

The amount of technicality within each talk has been noted within the summary, via the use of buckyballs: ⚽ (1 buckyball) is the least technical, ⚽⚽⚽ (3 buckyballs) is the most technical.

Millie's ILP lecture at MIT, 1996
Millie's ILP lecture at MIT, 1996

Thank you to Cosmi Lin, Mingda Li, Lin Zhou, Jing Kong, and the others at MIT who helped me to edit these very technical lectures. Also, thank you to Qiming Shao for helping me edit Prof. Wang’s talk.



Carbon Nanotubes Session

by Esko Kauppinen
Jun 18, 2018
E
⚽ Esko Kauppinen opens the carbon nanotube session by talking about his memories of Millie.
by Shigeo Maruyama
Jun 13, 2018Updated: Jun 22, 2018
S
⚽⚽ Shigeo Maruyama talks about an interesting new breakthrough in solar cell technology.
by Hui-Ming Cheng
Jun 13, 2018
H
⚽⚽⚽ Hui-Ming Cheng talks about a new method of synthesis for carbon nanotubes that has a very high percentage of purity.
by Marcos Pimenta
Jun 27, 2018
M
⚽⚽⚽ Marcos Pimenta discusses some of the Raman and laser work he's done on nanotubes.
by Jin Zhang
Jul 10, 2018
J
⚽⚽ Jin Zhang describes his groups latest methods and breakthroughs in nanotube synthesis.
by Jin Zhang, Marcos Pimenta, Shigeo Maruyama, Hui-Ming Cheng, and Esko Kauppinen
Jul 10, 2018
J
M
S
H
E
The Panel Discussion for the MRS session on Carbon Nanotubes. Hui-Ming Cheng, Shigeo Maruyama, Marcos Pimenta, Jin Zhang, and Esko Kauppinen discuss the future of carbon nanotubes and the current research in the field.

Thermoelectrics Session

by Gang Chen
Jun 13, 2018
G
⚽ Gang Chen opens with a general introduction to field of thermoelectrics.
by Zhifeng Ren
Jun 13, 2018
Z
⚽ Zhifeng Ren talks about Millie's impact on thermoelectrics and on his career, then delves into some of his research that's been inspired by Millie's work.
by Mona Zebarjadi
Jun 13, 2018
M
⚽⚽ Mona Zebarjadi sets out to answer the question: when do we know whether the theory is wrong?
by Arun Majumdar
Jun 18, 2018Updated: Jun 22, 2018
A
⚽⚽ Arun Majumdar discusses heat engines and how to build one that runs off hydrogen to help reduce CO2 emissions.
by Jihui Yang
Jun 18, 2018
J
⚽⚽⚽ Jihui Yang talks about weak topological insulators and some of the work his group has been doing on thermal conductivity.
by Zhifeng Ren, Jihui Yang, Mona Zebarjadi, Arun Majumdar, Jos Heremans, and Gang Chen
Jun 18, 2018
Z
J
M
A
J
G
The panel discusses the past, present, and future of the field of thermoelectrics.

Graphene Session

by Pablo Jarillo-Herrero
Jun 13, 2018
P
⚽ Pablo Jarillo-Herrero opens the session with a brief talk about his time with Millie.
by Eva Andrei
Jun 13, 2018
E
⚽⚽ Eva Andrei discusses the intricacies of detecting Kondo screening in graphene and its implications.
by Philip Kim
Jun 13, 2018
P
⚽⚽⚽ Philip Kim discusses how to conduct an interesting experiment with intercalation compounds.
by Frank Koppens
Jun 13, 2018
F
⚽⚽ Frank Koppens talks about graphene's use in thermoelectrics and how it can be used for optoelectronics.
by Tony Heinz
Jun 27, 2018
T
⚽⚽⚽ Tony Heinz discusses electron-hole interactions, higher-ordered excitons, and the many body effects found in atomically thin materials.
by Paul McEuen
Jun 13, 2018Updated: Jun 22, 2018
P
⚽ Paul McEuen discusses how to use 2D materials to build tiny nano robots that can crawl up into your brain and act as cell phones.
by Frank Koppens, Eva Andrei, Philip Kim, Tony Heinz, Pablo Jarillo-Herrero, and Paul McEuen
Jun 18, 2018Updated: Jun 19, 2018
F
E
P
T
P
P
The panel discusses the field of 2D materials and answers questions from the audience.

Frontier Topics Session

by Nai-Chang Yeh
Jun 13, 2018
N
⚽⚽⚽ Nai-Chang Yeh discusses all the interesting things you can do to materials by manipulating quantum degrees of freedom and using valleytronics.
by Evelyn Wang
Jun 27, 2018
E
⚽ Evelyn Wang shares a memory of playing with Millie when she was in middle school.
by Mansour Shayegan
Jun 13, 2018
M
⚽⚽ Mansour Shayegan discusses his research into galium arsenide and aluminum arsenide, and the growth and applications of such materials.
by Kang Wang
Jun 13, 2018Updated: Jun 22, 2018
K
⚽⚽⚽ Kang Wang explains how we might be able to definitively establish whether or not we've found Majorana fermions.
by Evelyn Wang, Kang Wang, Nai-Chang Yeh, Mansour Shayegan, and Tomas Palacios
Jun 18, 2018
E
K
N
M
T
The panel takes questions from the audience and discusses the lessons that Millie taught them.