Geoffrey Chase PhD
University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
Professor Chase received his BS from Case Western Reserve University in 1986, with MS and PhD from Stanford University (1991, 1996). He spent 6 years working for General Motors and a further 5 years in Silicon Valley, including Xerox PARC, ReSound, Hughes Space and Communications, and Infineon Technologies, before joining the University of Canterbury in 2000, where he is currently its inaugural Distinguished Professor.
His research focuses on the intersection of engineering and clinical medicine, primarily in intensive care, metabolic disease in all units, and cardio-pulmonary diseases. These efforts have led to a range of model-based systems to improve care and outcomes, and reduce costs, which are in clinical trials or standard of care use. Dr. Chase has published over 1300 journal and conference papers and 17 US and European patents. He founded 3 startup companies, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of NZ (FRSNZ), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (FASME) and IPENZ (FIPENZ).