January 16, 2008

Dean of MIT's engineering school to give Van Horn Lecture at Case School of Engineering January 15-17

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Subra Suresh, dean and Ford Professor of Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, continues his stay at Case School of Engineering today and tomorrow, as part of the Van Horn Distinguished Lecture Series.

The free, public lectures take place at 4 p.m. January 16 and January 17 in room 411 of the White Building.

Suresh is presenting on topics of interest to academia and industry. His lectures focus primarily on the use of nanoscale tools to study changes in human cells for research projects on infectious diseases like malaria and sickle cell anemia, certain types of cancer and cardiovascular diseases.

In addition to his position as dean, Suresh holds faculty appointments in materials science, mechanical and biological engineering at MIT. He is recognized for his contributions to the areas of fracture mechanics, tribology, thin films, fatigue and mechanics of biomolecules and cells.

Suresh also is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Indian Academy of Engineering and the Indian Academy of Sciences.

The Van Horn lecture series began in 1974 and was named for Frank R. Van Horn, mineralogist, geologist and athletic director of the Case School of Applied Science for 26 years.

For more information contact Laura M. Massie, 216.368.4442.

Posted by: Kimyette Finley, January 16, 2008 10:32 AM | News Topics: Case School of Engineering, Community Outreach, HeadlinesMain, Lectures/Speakers

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