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2017 Presidential Rank Award

Dr. Shyam Sunder

Dr. Shyam Sunder


Dr. Sunder is recognized for his leadership of the federal building and fire safety investigation of the World Trade Center disaster and in transforming the DOC's National Technical Information Service (NTIS). Sunder led an investigation of unprecedented scope, scale and complexity in the aftermath of the Sep. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The investigation resulted in critical improvements to codes, standards, and practices that improve safety for building occupants and emergency responders. He also led the Department of Commerce efforts to transform NTIS into a force for delivering innovative data services to meet the 21st century needs of federal agencies.


S. Shyam Sunder

Senior Science Advisor
Laboratory Programs