Subra Suresh

 
 
 
 

Dr. Subra Suresh graduated from high school at 15, was nominated by President Barack Obama and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the director of the NSF (National Science Foundation) in September 2010 and Carnegie Mellon's ninth president. A distinguished engineer and scientist, Suresh is the first and only university president to be elected to all three National Academies — the National Academy of Medicine (2013), the National Academy of Sciences (2012) and the National Academy of Engineering (2002).