Subra Suresh, Ford Professor of Engineering, former head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT and member of the Board of Trustees of IMDEA-materiales, is the recipient of the 2007 European Materials Medal from the Federation of European Materials Societies (FEMS). Suresh is the first scientist based outside Europe to receive the award.
FEMS comprises a group of materials science and engineering professional societies from 24 European countries. Established in 1993, the European Materials Medal is presented at the society’s biennial conference, held in every odd-numbered year, to an active materials scientist or engineer for distinguished contributions to materials science and engineering.
Suresh will receive a gold medal and deliver a plenary lecture to materials scientists and engineers on the opening day of Euromat 2007, the official meeting of FEMS, to be held in Nuremburg, Germany, in September 2007.