Published On: Wed, Jun 9th, 2010

Subra Suresh nominated to head US National Science Foundation

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Subra Suresh, dean of engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has been nominated by President Obama to serve as the next director of the National Science Foundation, three months after his selection was rumored. If confirmed by the Senate, he would succeed Arden L. Bement Jr., who returned this month to Purdue University after five years heading the NSF, which uses an annual budget of nearly $7-billion to support basic research at American colleges and universities.