Suresh's work reflects the interdisciplinary nature and collaborative spirit of the CMU known for bringing together faculty, students and staff from its various colleges and schools to solve real-world problems, it said.
In addition to the three U.S. National Academies, Suresh has been elected to the Indian National Academy of Engineering, Indian National Science Academy and Indian Academy of Sciences and various science academies in Spain, Germany, Sweden and the U.S.
He has also been elected a fellow or honorary member of all the major materials research societies in the U.S. and India.
Election to a National Academy is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to engineers, scientists and medical and health professionals. Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to their fields.