Indiana University’s top research post will soon have a new leader as Fred H. Cate, an IU Distinguished Professor and C. Ben Dutton Professor of Law, has been named vice president for research.
Cate, one of the world’s leading experts on privacy and security issues, will serve a two-year term and replaces Jorge José, who will step down at the end of July and serve as the Rudy Professor of Physics at IU Bloomington. Cate’s appointment, contingent on the formal approval of IU’s Board of Trustees, positions him to oversee the launch of IU’s Grand Challenges initiative and perform a review of the vice president for research’s role and responsibilities.
Cate also will work to expand and diversify support for research and creativity at IU, facilitate public-private partnerships and technology transfer, and increase collaborative research opportunities.
“I am honored to be chosen as Indiana University’s vice president for research and to have the opportunity to work with colleagues at IU, the IU Foundation, the IU Research and Technology Corp. and many external partners to advance support for research at IU. Research is critical not only to the university and our students, but also to the people of Indiana and the world whose lives are advanced and transformed through new discoveries and creations.”
— Fred H. Cate, IU’s incoming vice president for research
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