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Charles Ferdinand Meyer

Charles Ferdinand Meyer
Regents' Proceedings 165

Charles R. Meyer, Ph.D., professor of radiology in the Medical School, and professor of biomedical engineering in the College of Engineering, will retire from active faculty status on December 31, 2012.

Professor Meyer received his B.S.E.E. and M.S.E.E. degrees from Colorado State University in 1967 and 1969, respectively, and his Ph.D. degree from Iowa State University in 1972. From 1976-79, he was an assistant professor of electrical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, and from 1979-81, he was assistant professor of radiology at the University of Colorado. He joined the University of Michigan faculty in 1981 as assistant professor of radiology and one of the first faculty members in the Division of Basic Radiological Sciences. He was promoted to associate professor in 1988 and professor in 1996, and was appointed professor of biomedical engineering in 1998.

In 1985, Professor Meyer established the Digital Imaging Processing Laboratory within the Division of Basic Radiological Sciences; this laboratory has been continuously funded since its inception. Professor Meyer's research focuses on the many aspects of image registration, especially three-dimensional imaging. He has developed techniques to optimize comparison of images on the same modality over time, and comparison of images of the same tissue obtained on two different imaging modalities. These techniques have been particularly useful in imaging oncology patients. He has authored more than 121 peer-reviewed publications and has garnered continuous research funding, much of it from the National Cancer Institute. In recognition of his extensive research efforts, in 2011 Professor Meyer was recognized by the University of Michigan Medical School as a founding inductee in its "League of Research Excellence."

The Regents now salute this distinguished faculty member by naming Charles R. Meyer professor emeritus of radiology and professor emeritus of biomedical engineering.