Geoff Chase, PhD
University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
Professor Chase received his B.S. from CWRU in 1986, with M.S. and PhD from Stanford University (1991, 1996). He spent 6 years working for General Motors and 5 years in Silicon Valley, including Xerox PARC, ReSound, Hughes Space and Communications, and Infineon Technologies, before joining the University of Canterbury, where he is its inaugural Distinguished Professor.
His research focuses on the intersection of engineering and clinical medicine, primarily in intensive care, metabolic disease, 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 1500 journal and conference papers and 20 US and European patents. He founded 3 startup companies, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of NZ (FRSNZ) and American Society of Mechanical Engineers (FASME), and Distinguished Fellow of Engineering NZ (DistFEngNZ).