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Professor Subra Suresh

Dean of Engineering
Ford Professor of Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge MA 02139-4307 USA
Phone: 617-253-3320

Subra Suresh is the Dean of Engineering and Ford Professor of Engineering at MIT. He holds joint faculty appointments as Professor in MIT's Departments of Biological Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. He received his Sc.D. from MIT in 1981. Prior to joining the MIT faculty in 1993 as the R. P. Simmons Professor, he was Professor of Engineering at Brown University. His current research focuses on experimental and computational studies of the mechanical responses of single biological cells and molecules and their implications for human health and disease.

Professor Suresh has been elected to the US National Academy of Engineering, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, as well as science and/or engineering academies based in Germany, India, Italy and Spain. His recent honors include the 2007 European Materials Medal, the 2006 Acta Materialia Gold Medal, the 2004 Albert Sauveur Achievement Award of the American Society for Materials International and the 2004 Gordon Moore Distinguished Scholar award from CalTech, the Brahm Prakash Visiting Professorship from the Indian Institute of Science, selection by the Institute for Scientific Information as one of the most highly cited researchers in Materials Science, the Clark B. Millikan Visiting Professorship at CalTech, the TFR Swedish National Chair in Engineering from the Royal Instiute of Technology, Stockholm and the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. Professor Suresh has been elected a fellow of The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Ceramic Society, and the American Society for Materials International, and an Honorary Member of the Materials Research Society of India.

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