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Speaker: Subra Suresh, Director of the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
Date and Time: Tuesday, March 13, 2012, 12pm Noon
Location: Dolphin Hotel, Northern C Room
Topic: Nanomechanics of Engineered and Biological Materials
Suresh has been elected to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Spanish Royal Academy of Sciences, German National Academy of Sciences, Academy of Sciences of the Developing World, Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, Indian National Academy of Engineering and Indian Academy of Sciences. He has received many prestigious awards, including the Padma Shri Award (2011) from the President of India and the Indian Science Congress General President’s Award (2011).
Suresh successfully leveraged his research and leadership positions in academia to increase the number of women and minority engineers. He personally mentored more than 100 engineers and scientists in his research group. As department head and dean of engineering, he also led a successful campaign to increase the number of women among MIT's engineering faculty ranks.
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