Indian-American As Head of National Science Foundation


Indian-American scientist Dr Sethuraman Panchanathan as the Director of the National Science Foundation. Research in non-medical fields of science and engineering that has an annual budget of USD 7.4 billion.

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The U.S. Senate confirmes eminent Indian-American scientist Dr Sethuraman Panchanathan as the Director of the National Science Foundation.

NSF is the top American body supporting fundamental research in non-medical fields of science and engineering that has an annual budget of USD 7.4 billion.


58-year-old Dr Sethuraman Panchanathan is considered as a transformational leader whose human-centred efforts have led to positive changes on a global scale.

His unanimous confirmation on Friday by the US Senate at a time of bitter political divide is rare in the current Congress and reflective of his popularity as a top scientist.

He would replace France Cordova, whose six-year term ended in March, as the 15th director of the NSF. He is expected to take office on July 6.

"My personal mission is to inspire, empower and serve humanity through life-changing innovations that have the potential to alter the face of how we view ‘different abilities’ on a global scale,” Dr Panchanathan was said on his website.

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