University of Vermont

College of
Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

Dr. Jason Bates appointed Interim Director af CEMS School of Engineering

Release Date: 02-22-2010

Author: Dawn Marie Densmore
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Dr. Jason H.T. Bates has been appointed as the Interim Director of the School of Engineering (SoE) in the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (CEMS). Bates will split his time between his continuing research activities in the College of Medicine and in his new role as the Interim Director of the SoE, which he will begin immediately.

"I am pleased with Dr. Bates' acceptance of this appointment," says Chip Cole, Interim Dean of CEMS, who further added, "His teaching and mentoring of UVM students in a wide range of disciplines, coupled with his interest in complex systems, makes this appointment a strong link for the SoE and our College."

Bates is a Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Molecular Physiology and Biophysics in the College of Medicine at University of Vermont. As a bioengineer, Dr. Bates' research focuses primarily on the mechanics of lung function, an area in which he has published extensively. He has applications to the engineering of new technologies to address lung diseases and much of his work centers on the measurement and modeling of lung function. His research work has led to three patents and he has been involved with the establishment of two Canadian companies.

Bates holds a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in physics from Canterbury University in New Zealand and a PhD in medicine from Otago University in New Zealand in addition to a DSc degree from Canterbury University. Prior to joining the UVM faculty in 1999, Bates was on the faculty at McGill University where he rose to the rank of Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Engineering. While at McGill he also served a term as Associate Director of the Meakins-Christie Laboratories.

With over 200 peer-reviewed scientific publications and an excellent track record of external funding, Bates is a world-class researcher. He is also an associate editor for the Journal of Applied Physiology, an elected fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, and an elected senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. For information on Dr. Jason H.T. Bates visit, click here.