The Senate has confirmed President Obama’s nomination of Subra Suresh to the post of director of the National Science Foundation (NSF). Suresh most recently served as dean of the School of Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His research into the mechanical properties of engineered and biological materials has included studies of nanostructured materials and the exploration of connections between biological cell mechanics and human disease. Suresh holds a bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, an M.S. from Iowa State University, and a Sc.D. from MIT. The Director of NSF is appointed to a six year term.


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