Suresh

Subra
Suresh
Vannevar Bush Professor Emeritus of Engineering
Bachelor of Technology, Indian Institute of Technology, 1977
MS, Iowa State University, 1979
ScD, MIT, 1981
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Phone: 

(617) 555-1212

Disciplines: 

  • Biomaterials
  • Biotechnology
  • Computational Materials Science
  • Mechanical Behavior of Materials
  • Mechanical Properties and Nanomechanics
  • Nanotechnology

Research: 

Prof. Suresh's research is in the following areas:

  • Nanomechanics of biological cells and molecules, and human disease states
  • Structure-Mechanical Property-Disease connections in the context of P. falciparum malaria, hereditary blood cell disorders and cancer
  • Computational simulations of cellular and molecular deformation and shape thermodynamics
  • High force optical tweezers studies of biological cells and human disease states
  • Nanostructured materials
  • Nanoindentation and microindentation

The Suresh research group at MIT includes faculty, technical staff, graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, and visiting scientists who conduct research in experimental, analytical, and computational aspects of the properties of engineered and biological materials, particularly at the sub-microscopic and nanoscopic length scales. Their work also seeks to establish connections between subcellular reorganization induced by human disease states and overall mechanical response of living cells and molecules.

Course III faculty were involved with the Manhattan Project.