John M. Poate (PhD –The Australian National University, 1967) is Vice-President for Research and Technology Transfer at the Colorado School of Mines.
He previously served as a Harwell Fellow of the UKAEA, Head of the Silicon Processing and Interface Physics Research Departments at Bell Laboratories, Dean of the New Jersey Institute of Technology and CTO of Axcelis Technologies.
Dr Poate has published extensively in several areas of nuclear physics solid state physics, materials science and engineering. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and Materials Research Society, MRS Past-President and the John Bardeen award winner of the TMS. He has served on advisory panels or councils for NATO, US and overseas universities, NSF, NRC, and DOE.
He currently serves as Chair of the Director’s Review Committee for Physical and Life Sciences at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and is on the Board of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.