Dr. Suresh Nagesh is a Chair Professor in Computational Mechanics, with CORI (Crucible of Research and Innovation) a center for interdisciplinary exploration. Dr. Suresh is a veteran with the automotive and aerospace industry for over 22 years. Dr. Suresh an IIT Kanpur Alumni, has a Ph.D from Drexel University, Philadelphia, US and worked under Professor A S D Wang, a world's authority in the field of composites, delamination, fracture and finite element applications to composites. In particular, Dr. Suresh's Ph.D student was a Boeing sponsored NASA project called ATCAS (Advanced Technology Composite Aircraft Structures). Later Dr. Suresh worked in USA with Ford R&d, DaimlerChrysler Research and Development, came back to India as a part of GE R&D, lead and built the entire advanced engineering team for DaimlerChrysler Research and Technology India, was responsible for GM R&D India and most recently was the Managing Director at Voith and helped start and build the Votih Engineering Services to serve Airbus activities for Voith across the globe from India.