"Subra Suresh" is the ninth and current president of Carnegie Mellon University.
A distinguished engineer and scientist, Suresh served as Director of the National Science Foundation from 2010 to 2013. Before his appointment to NSF, he was the Vannevar Bush Professor of Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology/the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he was the Dean of the School of Engineering (2007-2010).
In October 2013, Suresh was elected to the Institute of Medicine, the branch of the U.S. National Academies that honors researchers in medicine and health care. He already had been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (2012) and the National Academy of Engineering (2002). Suresh is one of only 16 American scientists to be elected to all three branches, and the only current university president to hold this distinction. He is the first Asian-born professor to lead any of the five schools at MIT and the first Asian-born scientist to lead NSF.More Subra Suresh on Wikipedia.
In a flat world where institutional, cultural and national barriers are fast disappearing and where instant communication around the clock is bringing people together in unprecedented ways, the infrastructure of GEM4 will be an engine that drives collaborations across disciplinary boundaries with potential for sweeping societal impact on a global scale.Subra Suresh
These are tools that were not available five years ago. They could help to answer one of the key questions as a disease progresses in the human body: What is the connection between the development of the disease and the ability of a cell to change shape, move through the body, and stick to a blood vessel wall?Subra Suresh