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Nam P. Suh, Director

The Ralph E. & Eloise F. Cross Professor, Mechanical Engineering, MIT

Building Address: 35-235

Phone: (617) 253-2225
Fax: (617) 452-3403

Dr. Nam P. Suh is the Ralph E. & Eloise F. Cross Professor, and Director of the Park Center. He has been the Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering for ten years from 1991 to 2001.

Dr. Suh has been on the MIT faculty since 1970. During this period he was the Founding Director of the MIT Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity (1977-1984). He was also the Founder and Director of the MIT-Industry Polymer Processing Program (1973-1984), Head of the Mechanics and Material Division of the Mechanical Engineering Department (1975-1977), and a member of the Engineering Council of MIT (1980-1984 and 1991-to date).

Dr. Suh received an S.B.(1959) and S.M.(1961) from MIT, and his Ph.D. from Carnegie-Mellon University (1964). He has received many awards and honors. He received three honorary doctoral degrees: Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell in 1988, Doctor of Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1986, and Honorary Doctor (Dr. hc) from Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, in 2000.

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