Vannevar Bush Professor of Engineering — On leave as NSF Director
Bachelor of Technology, Indian Institute of Technology, 1977
MS, Iowa State University, 1979
ScD, MIT, 1981
Room 4-140, 77 Mass. Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 253-3320 (phone)
(617) 253-8549 (fax)
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.
Diez-Silva, M., Park, Y.-K., Huang, S., Bow, H., Mercereau-Puijalon, O., Deplaine, G., Lavazec, C., Perrot, S., Bonnefoy, S., Feld, M.S., Han, J., Dao, M., Suresh, S. “Pf155/RESA protein influences the dynamic microcirculatory behavior of ring-stage Plasmodium falciparum infected red blood cells", Scientific Reports (Nature.com) 2, 614; DOI:10.1038/srep00614, August 30, 2012.
Suresh, S. “Cultivating global science.” Science. 336, 959, 25 May 2012.
Gu, P., Dao, M., Asaro, R.J., Suresh, S. “A unified mechanistic model for size-dependent deformation in nanocrystalline and nanotwinned metals,” Acta Materialia, 59, 6861-6868, December 2011.
Singh, A., Tang, L., Dao, M., Lu, L., Suresh, S. “Fracture toughness and fatigue crack growth characteristics of nanotwinned copper,” Acta Materialia, 59, 2437-2446, April 2011.
Suresh, S., “Biomechanics and Biophysics of Cancer Cells,” Acta Biomaterialia, 3, 413–438, July 2007.
Professor Suresh named Franklin Institute Laureate
Professor Suresh, who is currently serving as director of the National Science Foundation, will receive the Benjamin Franklin Medal in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science for his contribut
|October 23, 2012|
New understanding of malaria protein
Protein impedes microcirculation of malaria-infected red blood cells; MIT-led research team finds that protein significantly reduces infected cells’ ability to squeeze through tiny channels compare
|August 31, 2012|
Professor Suresh elected to NAS
Congratulations to Professor Subra Suresh who has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences! Prof. Suresh is currently head of the National Science Foundation.
|May 1, 2012|
Prof. Suresh interviewed by Washington Post
Prof. Suresh talks about his educational and professional background and what he is now doing at the National Science Foundation.
|February 9, 2012|
|Prof. Suresh has an editorial in Science Magazine||August 11, 2011|
|Professor Suresh receives 2011 Nadai Medal from ASME||July 25, 2011|
Prof. Suresh tapped as NSF head
On Thursday, June 3, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Prof. Subra Suresh as Director of the National Science Foundation. Prof.
|June 3, 2010|
DMSE faculty receive awards, honors
Prof. Yet-Ming Chiang was named a Fellow of the Materials Research Society.
|March 25, 2010|
Prof. Suresh to receive honorary doctorate
Recognized for his role as a pioneering researcher in cellular and molecular nanomechanics, Prof.
|January 29, 2010|
DMSE professors publish research on snail shells
New insights about a tiny snail that lives on the ocean floor could help scientists design better armor for soldiers and vehicles, according to Professors Christine Ortiz and Subra Suresh.
|January 19, 2010|
Advanced spectroscopy techniques used in blood disorder research
Prof. Subra Suresh and other MIT researchers are studying the healthy vibrations of blood cells using advanced spectroscopy techniques.
|December 22, 2009|