Professional Appointments

  • 2009-Present

    Professor

    Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison

  • 2003-2008

    Assistant Professor

    Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison

  • 2001-2002

    Engineering Manager

    Mechatronics Group, Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Philadelphia

  • 1998-2001

    Senior Mechanical Engineer

    Mechatronics Group, Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Philadelphia

Visiting Positions

  • 09/13-12/13

    Visiting Scientist

    Air Force Research Lab, Dayton, OH

  • 06/11-08/11

    Visiting Scientist

    Office of Naval Research, Washington, DC

  • 09/09-05/10

    Visiting Professor

    Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Education & Training

  • Ph.D. 1998

    Mechanical Engineering

    Cornell University

  • M.S. 1995

    Mechanical Engineering

    Cornell University

  • M.S.1992

    Manufacturing Engineering

    University of California, Los Angeles

  • B.Tech.1990

    Mechanical Engineering

    Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai

Honors and Awards

  • 2015
    LEED Scholar Engineering Professor
    This award is given to a faculty who has had a positive impact on a student enrolled in Leaders in Engineering Excellence and Diversity (LEED) Scholars Program.
  • 2014
    ASME Innovative Design & Simulation Challenge Award (Faculty advisor)
    Prof. Krishnan Suresh received the faculty advisor award for the topology optimization work presented by his student (Alex Buehler) during the ASME’s inaugural Innovative Design Simulation Challenge (IDSC).
  • 2013
    Subject Matter Expert Award
    Prof. Krishnan Suresh received this award from the Wright Patterson Airforce Base (Dayton, OH) to conduct research on topology optimization of wing structures.
  • 2012
    University Housing Honorary Lecturer Award
    University Housing residents at UW-Madison nominate outstanding classroom instructors for this award each semester.
  • 2012
    Pi-Tau-Sigma Teaching Excellence Award (Runner-up)
    Pi Tau Sigma is an international honor society comprising of top Juniors and Seniors in Mechanical Engineering; their members nominate outstanding instructors for this award each year.
  • 2009
    Best paper award, ASME IDETC/CIE Conference
    Prof. Krishnan Suresh and his graduate student Vikalp Mishra won the CIE-AMS Best Paper Award for their work on “Efficient Analysis of 3-D Plates via Algebraic Reduction.”
  • 2007
    NSF CAREER Award
    Prof. Krishnan Suresh received the NSF CAREER Award for his proposed research on “Next-Generation Shape Optimization of Geometrically Complex Artifacts.”
  • 2006
    Best paper award, ASME IDETC/CIE Conference
    Prof. Krishnan Suresh was a co-author for the paper titled "Parametric and Topological Control in Shape Optimization" that won the CIE Best Paper Award.