Professor Subra Suresh, President of Carnegie Mellon University, will present “The Study of Human Diseases at the Intersections of Engineering, Sciences, and Medicine” on Thursday, April 20, at 11 am in the Charles B. Wang Center Theater. This is the first of the engineering-driven medicine distinguished lecture series presented by Stony Brook’s College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and School of Medicine.
Suresh began his tenure as the ninth President of Carnegie Mellon on July 1, 2013. Prior to assuming this role, he was nominated by President Barack Obama and unanimously confirmed to serve as Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF), where he served from 2010 to 2013. Before joining the NSF, Suresh served as Dean of the School of Engineering and the Vannevar Bush Professor of Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
A distinguished engineer and scientist, Suresh is the first and only university president to be elected to all three National Academies — the National Academy of Medicine (2013), the National Academy of Sciences (2012) and the National Academy of Engineering (2002). 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 been awarded 11 honorary doctorate degrees from institutions in seven countries, and was awarded the Padma Shri, one of the highest civilian honors, by the President of India in 2011.
His research into the properties of engineered and biological materials and their connections to human diseases has shaped many disciplines and technologies at the intersections of engineering, science and medicine. It has been published in more than 300 research articles, 25 patent applications and three books.
This is an extraordinary opportunity to hear from an outstanding scholar in convergence science and gain a greater understanding of the ever-evolving connections between engineering and medicine.