Dr. Suresh Sunderrajan is the interim Associate Laboratory Director for the Energy and Global Security Directorate. He leads a team that applies crosscutting expertise in science, engineering, and technology to develop solutions to challenging problems related to energy, manufacturing, and global security.
Previously, he served as Associate Laboratory Director of Argonne’s Science and Technology Partnerships and Outreach Directorate, which works with the laboratory’s research directorates to develop strategies that sustain and expand the lab’s relationships with industry, academia, government, and other sectors.
Prior to starting at Argonne, Suresh was at United Technologies Corporation, where he served as Director of Innovation Business Development, the Corporate Intellectual Property monetization organization — responsible for patent and technology licensing, patent sales, and new business incubation opportunities. Before working at United Technologies Corporation, Suresh was a serial entrepreneur, part of the founding teams for four different start-ups.
Suresh also worked at the International Copper Association where he supervised several globally-dispersed early stage technology commercialization activities; at Eastman Kodak Company, where he led the commercialization of several generations of photographic imaging supports, the creation of a silver nanomaterials-based antimicrobial business, and was a Director with the Corporate Venture Capital group; and at Union Camp Corporation (International Paper) where, as a Senior Process Engineer, he led the first alkaline conversion of a coated board machine in the United States.
He holds more than 30 U.S. patents and received the Distinguished Inventor Award at Eastman Kodak. He is a Certified Licensing Professional. Suresh earned his PhD in Chemical Engineering at North Carolina State University, Raleigh and an SM in Management and Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.