Award Name : Benjamin Franklin Medal
Year of Award : 2013
Award for : Science and Engineering
Location : Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Subra Suresh (born May 30, 1956) 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 the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he was the Dean of the School of Engineering (2007-2010).Suresh received the Franklin Institute's 2013 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science for "outstanding contributions to our understanding of the mechanical behavior of materials in applications ranging from large structures down to the atomic level. This research also showed how deformation of biological cells can be linked to human disease."