Nam P. Suh
Nam P. Suh has been a director since December 2003. Mr. Suh was inaugurated as President of Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in July 2006. He is currently on a leave of absence from MIT where he has been a member of the faculty since 1970. At MIT, Mr. Suh held many positions including director of the MIT Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity, head of the department of Mechanical Engineering (1991-2001) director of the MIT Manufacturing Institute and director of the Park Center for Complex Systems. In 1984, Mr. Suh was appointed the Assistant Director for Engineering of the National Science Foundation by President Ronald Reagan and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Mr. Suh is a widely published author of approximately 300 articles and seven books on topics related to tribology, manufacturing, plastics and design. Mr. Suh has approximately 50 United States patents and many foreign patents, some of which relate to plastics, polymers and design. Mr. Suh serves on two other public company boards including Therma-Wave, Inc. and Integrated Device Technology, Inc.