Dr. Jones is the Wayne and Juanita Spinks Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Louisiana Tech University. His area of interest is the application of fluid mechanics, mass transport, and feedback control (both positive and negative) to biomedical problems. He has taught these three topics at the undergraduate (all three) and undergraduate (mass transfer and fluid mechanics) levels. He recently became interested in the problem of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease as one caring for someone with the pathology at the end stage, and he recognized that his engineering interests were strongly applicable to the disease. In that connection, he became interested in the underlying pathology of the disease, the conventional treatment options, and future directions in the understanding and treatment of the disease.