THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Atlanta, Georgia) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release April 14, 2000
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES DR. MILDRED S. DRESSELHAUS AS DIRECTOR OF ENERGY RESEARCH AT THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
The President today announced his intent to nominate Dr. Mildred S. Dresselhaus to serve as Director of Energy Research at the Department of Energy.
Dr. Mildred S. Dresselhaus, of Arlington, Massachusetts, is currently a professor in the Departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is one of twelve Institute Professors at MIT. Dr. Dresselhaus previously held the Abby Rockefeller Mauze Chair at MIT in Electrical Engineering and in Physics. She is affiliated with the Center for Materials Science and Engineering, which she formerly directed.
Dr. Dresselhaus received an A.B. from Hunter College, an A.M. from Radcliffe College, and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. In addition, she was a Fulbright Fellow at Newnham College, Cambridge University.
The Director in the Office of Energy Research is responsible for carrying out a broad range of advisory, coordination and program management activities related to the Department's energy research and development missions. The Director of Energy Research advises the Secretary on science and technology policy; the well-being and management of nonweapons multiprogram laboratories; and in formulating basic research policy of the Department.