Michael J. Cheetham

Head, US Office, Indo-US Science & Technology Forum (IUSSTF)

Director, India Science & Technology Partnership (INSTP), AAAS


Mr. Cheetham is head of the US office of the Indo-US Science & Technology Forum (IUSSTF), a private foundation based in New Delhi created to stimulate mutually beneficial collaborative research efforts among government, industry and academia. IUSSTF also administers a $30 million applied R&D and technology commercialization fund and the 5-year $125 million Joint Clean Energy Research and Development Center.

Mr. Cheetham has twenty years experience building and managing international partnerships in science and technology. From 1997 to 2004 he was a program director at The National Academies. Earlier he worked on international collaborative programs for the Institute for International Education, the World Energy Efficiency Association, and the Atlantic Council of the United States.