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ME alum named president of Nanyang Technological University

Mechanical engineering alum Subra Suresh
Photo courtesy of Carnegie Mellon University

ME alum Subra Suresh has been named president of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. 

Suresh (MSME’79) most recently served as president of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and before that served as director of the National Science Foundation. He holds a Bachelor of Technology degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, in First Class with Distinction and a doctorate in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also completed postdoc appointments at the University of California-Berkeley and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory before joining the faculty at Brown University.

The appointment at NTU will be effective January 1, 2018.