Suresh Sunderrajan, Ph.D is president of SRI’s commercialization group. Sunderrajan brings over 25 years of experience and a passion for innovation at the intersection of technology and business. He holds more than 30 U.S. patents and has received the Distinguished Inventor Award at Eastman Kodak.
In his role, Sunderrajan focuses on developing SRI’s commercialization strategy and provides overall leadership for the institute’s commercialization efforts. He oversees SRI Ventures, Global Partnerships, the Nomura-SRI Innovation Center (NSIC), SRI Products and the Center for Innovation Strategy and Policy (CISP). Sunderrajan works with the commercialization team to integrate and scale a proven set of commercialization efforts, including ventures, technology productization and licensing, corporate partnerships and innovation.
Previous to SRI, Sunderrajan was Associate Laboratory Director for Advanced Energy Technologies at Argonne National Laboratory, where he led an organization of scientists, engineers and analysts working to enable a sustainable, secure, equitable and prosperous energy future. Earlier in his career at Argonne, Suresh served as Chief Commercialization Officer and Associate Laboratory Director, Partnerships and Outreach.
Sunderrajan earned a doctorate in chemical engineering from North Carolina State University and a master’s degree in system design and management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.