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MIT Names Materials Science Prof Dean of Engineering

MIT appointed Subra Suresh, a professor of engineering in the its Department of Materials Science and Engineering, as the next dean of the MIT School of Engineering. Suresh, who succeeds Professor Thomas Magnanti, will take over July 23.

Suresh was head of the MIT Department of Materials Science and Engineering (DMSE) from 2000 to 2006. As head of the department, he helped recruit nearly a third of the faculty members now in the department. Suresh has faculty appointments in material sciences, mechanical engineering, biological engineering, and the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST).

MIT Povost Rafael Reif Called Suresh, "not only an accomplished academic leader, but also a scholar and teacher of the highest distinction."

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