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Prof. Subra Suresh

1977 - B.Tech - Mechanical Engineering Professor @ MIT

Professor Subra Suresh has made outstanding contributions to the study of mechanical behaviour of materials.

Prof Suresh is R.P. Simmons Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the Co-Director of the MIT-Harvard program on Modelling of Materials.

He received the degree of Bachelor of Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in 1977, in Mechanical Engineering, M.S. from Iowa State University in 1979, and Sc.D from M.I.T. in 1981.

He is the current Chair of the Executive Committee, Materials Division ASME. He is also the Principal Editor of the journals Acta/Scripta Materialia, an Associate Editor of Materials Science and Engineering A, and a Series Editor for the Cambridge University Press State Science Series.

Dr Suresh has won a number of awards that include “The Presidential Young Investigator Award” from NSF in 1985 for outstanding contributions to the understanding of fatigue and fatigue crack growth. Recently he has been invited to one of the six Swedish National Chairs in Engineering by the National Science Foundation for the period 1996-98.

Dr Suresh has been interested in quantitative investigations of the microscopic and macroscopic aspects of mechanical behaviour of metals, ceramics, thin films, piezoelectric materials and composites. He is the author/coauthor of 150 articles in journals and conference proceedings, and is the co-editor of five books. He is a co-inventor in five US and International patent applications, several of which have been licensed by a major international corporation for commercial development. He has written a book entitled Fatigue of Materials which was printed by Cambridge University Press and translated into Chinese.

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