IIT-Madras Distinguished Alumnus, Professor Subra Suresh, named President of NTU Singapore

One of the world's leading universities will get a touch of distinguished IIT-Madras alumnus

Professor Subra Suresh, a distinguished alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology Madras and a native of Chennai, has been chosen as the fourth President of Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore on 14 th July, 2017. Professor Suresh will begin his presidency on 1 January 2018, when the current President Professor Andersson retires. In its QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) World University Rankings this year, the QS group placed NTU 11th in the world and the best in Asia.

 Professor R. Nagarajan, Dean of International and Alumni Relations, IIT-Madras, said,“Subra Suresh is one among our 150 Distinguished Alumni, and it is no surprise given his record of accomplishments. I'm sure he will replicate at NTU his successes at NSF (National Science Foundation) and CMU (Carnegie Mellon University).”

 Professor Suresh served as the ninth President of CMU from July 1, 2013 until June 30, 2017.

 An eminent scientist, engineer and entrepreneur, Professor Suresh was chosen in 2010 by then U.S. President Barack Obama to lead the U.S. NSF. He is also an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

 He has a Master’s degree from Iowa State University, and has a Doctor of Science degree from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Following postdoctoral research at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, he joined the faculty of engineering at Brown University in 1983, and was promoted to the position of Professor in 1989. He joined MIT in 1993 as the R.P. Simmons Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, and served as head of MIT’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering from 2000-2006.

Professor Suresh was honoured with the Padma Shri Award in 2011 by then President of India,Pratibha Patil.

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