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White House Appoints Suresh V. Garimella to the National Science Board

White House Appoints Suresh V. Garimella to the National Science Board

The president has appointed Suresh V. Garimella to the National Science Board. Garimella is a renowned expert in thermal management and heat transfer technology. He currently serves as the EVP for Research and Partnerships at Purdue University, where he is responsible for the development and execution of Purdue’s strategic research initiatives and partnerships, both within and outside the U.S. He’s also a professor in their School of Mechanical Engineering, and Director of the Cooling Technologies Research Center -- an Industry/University Cooperative Research Center of the National Science Foundation. Prior to his appointment as EVP, Garimella was Purdue's Chief Global Affairs Officer, and before that served as an Associate VP leading the Office of Engagement. He’s taught mechanical engineering at several academic institutions, including the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, the University of New South Wales in Australia, Xi’an Jiaotong University in China, and the Technical University of Darmstadt in Germany. He is the co-author of more than 500 publications and 12 patents, and a former Fellow at the American Association for the Advancement of Science and American Society of Mechanical Engineers. The Indian Institute of Technology Madras graduate holds a Master’s from Ohio State University and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. Joining him in his appointment to the Board is Maureen Condic, Steven Leath, Geraldine Richmond,S. Alan Stern, Stephen Willard, and Maria Theresa ZuberMore here

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Stacey Abrams Pursuing Runoff Despite Opponent Declaring Victory

Stacey Abrams Pursuing Runoff Despite Opponent Declaring Victory