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Gene Dresselhaus, influential research scientist in solid-state physics, dies at 91

November 9, 2021

Over 50 years at MIT, Dresselhaus made lasting contributions to materials science within the research group of longtime collaborator and wife, Mildred Dresselhaus.

Professor Emeritus Paul Penfield, chronicler of entropy and lifelong teacher, dies at 88.

September 2, 2021

A long-time department head who established the MEng degree for EECS undergraduates, Penfield developed courses illuminating the equivalence of information and thermodynamic entropy.

Lawrence Frishkopf, expert in communications biophysics, dies at 90.

August 12, 2021

Lawrence Frishkopf, Professor of EECS, Emeritus, died on June 25th, 2021, one day before his 91st birthday. An area chair in the department, Frishkopf was affiliated with both