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Subra Suresh

President, Carnegie Mellon University

President of Carnegie Mellon University since 2013. Dr. Suresh is the first and only university president to be elected to all three National Academies—the Institute of Medicine (2013), the National Academy of Sciences (2012) and the National Academy of Engineering (2002). He is one of only 19 Americans with membership in all three National Academies. Appointed by the President of the United States as Director of National Science Foundation (2010-2013), a $7+billion independent federal agency in the U.S. charged with advancing all fields of fundamental science and engineering research and related education. Prior to NSF, he was Dean of the School of Engineering and the Vannevar Bush Professor of Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Suresh has co-authored more than 300 scholarly articles and registered 25 patent applications, and co-founded a technology start-up.