Subra Suresh is a Distinguished University Professor and President of Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University, a biological engineer and materials scientist. He earned a B.Tech. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras in Chennai, a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Iowa State University, and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
He completed his postdoctoral research work at the University of California before accepting a faculty position at Brown University. In 1985, he was awarded the National Science Foundation’s Presidential Young Investigator Award, and in 1982 he was awarded the Hardy Medal for his potential in metallurgy. His book, Fatigue of Materials, has been cited over 5,000 times.
He served as the Director of the National Science Foundation from 2010 to 2013. During his time with the NSF, he started many important initiatives, including the NSF Innovation Corps, Integrated NSF Support Promoting Interdisciplinary Research and Education, and Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide. After his time with the NSF, Suresh became the president of Carnegie Mellon University, where he remained until 2017.
He provided unparalleled leadership during his tenure, sourcing hundreds of millions of dollars in contributions to help develop STEM programs for the school. Later, he became the President of NTU Singapore, where he is developing a “smart campus”.
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Subra Suresh is an Indian-American biological engineer, materials scientist, and academic administrator. On 1 January 2018, he was inaugurated as the fourth President of Singapore's Nanyang Technological University , where he is also the inaugural Distinguished University Professor. He was the Vannevar Bush Professor of Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology , and Dean of the School of Engineering at MIT from 2007 to 2010 before being appointed as Director of the National Science Foundation by Barack Obama, where he served from 2010 to 2013. He was the president of Carnegie Mellon University from 2013 to 2017.Source: Wikipedia
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