Subra Suresh Assumes Presidency

July 01, 2013

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Carnegie Mellon University's ninth president, Dr. Subra Suresh, officially assumes his new office July 1.

President Suresh had served as the director of the U.S. National Science Foundation, a $7 billion independent government science agency, where he was charged with advancing all fields of fundamental science, engineering research and education.

The university's focus on creating and implementing solutions to real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation is part of what attracted him to Carnegie Mellon.

"The values that underlie the culture of this place are values that are important to me and resonate with my own values," he said.

A distinguished engineer and scientist, Dr. Suresh has been widely honored for his path-breaking work in cellular nanomechanical processes and human disease states. His most recent honors include the 2013 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and election to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.

Since his university appointment was announced in February, Suresh has received many messages of welcome from the CMU community from across the U.S. and around the world.

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