Susmita Bose is a Professor in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MME), and an affiliate professor in the Department of Chemistry at Washington State University (WSU). In 2008 she was a Visiting Professor at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University. She received her BS from Kalyani University, India, MS from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) – Kanpur and PhD from Rutgers University, New Jersey, in Physical Organic Chemistry, in 1998. In 2001, she was offered a tenure track Assistant Professor position in MME, was promoted to an Associate level in 2006 and to the full professor in 2010.
Dr. Bose received the prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Scientist and Engineers (PECASE, the highest honor given to a young scientist by the US President at the White House) award in 2004 from the National Science Foundation (NSF), for which the CAREER award was given in 2002. Dr. Bose was named as a “Kavli fellow” by the National Academy of the Sciences. In 2009, she received the prestigious (ACerS) Schwartzwalder-Professional Achievement in Ceramic Engineering (PACE) Award from The American Ceramic Society.
Dr. Bose is on the editorial board for six different international journals including Acta Biomaterialia and Journal of the American Ceramic Society (AE). Dr. Bose has published ~ 200 technical papers with over 3200 citations. In 2012 she was named a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) and a fellow of The American Ceramic Society (ACERS) in 2013.