Dr. George Chase was named president of the University of Akron Research Foundation at its Oct. 26 board meeting. Founded in 2001, the foundation promotes and supports the development and commercialization of UA discoveries and inventions. Chase, who joined the College of Engineering in 1985, is a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering. In August, he was named director of STEM research. Chase earned both a bachelor’s degree and Ph.D. in chemical engineering here.
“George Chase is a natural fit to become the UARF president,” notes Nathan Mortimer, vice president for finance and administration/CFO. “He has a comprehensive understanding of the research ecosystem; is well respected by his colleagues and peers, and the UARF presidency will uniquely leverage his role as director of STEM research here at the University.”
“It is an honor and privilege to serve as UARF president,” says Chase. “UARF provides an important interface between The University of Akron, industry and the surrounding communities. I look forward to working with University leaders and the faculty to expand on the past successes of UARF and the research programs at the University.”