Dr. Suresh Neethirajan has been appointed as an Assistant Professor in the School of Engineering, at the University of Guelph, effective August 1 2011. Suresh comes to the position from Tennessee, USA, where he was a Research Associate and also as an NSERC Post-doctoral fellow at the Biological and Nanoscale Systems Group, Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He was a JSPS fellow at the National Food Research Institute, before joining the Oak Ridge labs. Suresh received a bachelor's degree from Tamilnadu Agricultural University, and completed his PhD degree in Biosystems Engineering at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg. Suresh is a member of the Society for Biological Engineering, the American Society for Agricultural and Biological Engineers and the Canadian Society for Bioengineering.