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Alex Fowler, PhD

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Alex Fowler, PhD
Associate Provost for Research and Economic Development
Office: 5508-910-9867
Fax: 508-999-8868



Alex Fowler received his Bachelor's degree in Philosophy from Wesleyan University in 1987 and his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Duke University in 1993.

He joined the faculty at UMass Dartmouth in 1994 where he received tenure in 2000 and was promoted to Professor of Mechanical Engineering in 2007. During that time he also served as a Research Fellow in the Department of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and as a Faculty Affiliate for the Center for Engineering in Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.

His research areas include computational heat transfer, cryopreservation of cells and tissues and development of bio-active materials.

His prior administrative experience includes serving as Chairperson of Mechanical Engineering, as the founding director of the Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology PhD program, as Associate Provost for Graduate Studies and as Associate Provost for Graduate Studies and Research Development.

He also served brief periods as the Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs and as Interim Director of the Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Center.