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Prof. Dr.

Subra Suresh

Wahljahr: 2007
Sektion: Physik
Stadt: Cambridge, MA
Land: USA


Subra Suresh is the Dean of the School of Engineering and the Ford Professor of Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Cambridge, USA. He holds joint faculty appointments in Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Biological Engineering, and Health Sciences and Technology at MIT.

2000 –2006 he was Head of MIT’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Suresh received his Bachelor of Technology degree in first class with distinction from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (India), in 1977, M.S. from Iowa State University, USA, in 1979, and Sc.D. from MIT in 1981. He also holds an honorary doctorate degree in engineering from Sweden’s Royal Institute of Technology. After conducting post-doctoral research (1981–1983) at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, USA, he joined Brown University Providence, USA, in 1983 where he was promoted to Full Professor in July 1989. He joined MIT in 1993 as the R. P. Simmons Professor.

He is the author of over 210 research articles in international journals, coeditor of five books, and co-inventor on fourteen US and international patents. More than 100 students, post-doctoral associates and research scientists trained in his group occupy prominent positions in academia, industry and government throughout the world. He has authored or coauthored three books: Fatigue of Materials, Fundamentals of Functionally Graded Materials, and Thin Film Materials. The main topics of his work are biological materials, bioengineering and nanoscience. Suresh has been elected to a number of major science and engineering academies (US National Academy of Engineering 2002, American Academy of Arts and Sciences 2004, Indian National Academy of Engineering 2004). In its March 2006 issue, MIT’s Technology Review magazine selected Suresh’s work on nanobiomechanics as one of the top 10 emerging technologies of 2006.




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