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Memoir

Raymond P. Canale
Regents' Proceedings 321

Raymond P. Canale, professor of civil and environmental engineering, will retire from active faculty status on May 31, 1995.

Professor Canale received his B.S. degree in civil engineering in 1964 and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in sanitary engineering in 1966 and 1968, respectively, all from Syracuse University. He joined the University of Michigan faculty in 1968 as an assistant professor and was promoted to associate professor in 1972 and professor in 1977. He is also a registered professional engineer in Michigan.

In the area of teaching, Professor Canale developed major new courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels. The College of Engineering adopted his course on computational methods as a required course in numerical methods for many of its departments. He also developed and taught a two-course sequence in stream, lake, and estuarine analysis at the graduate level. Professor Canale authored six textbooks on numerical and computer methods and two on aquatic ecosystems and biological waste treatment. He is also a technical reviewer for eighteen influential journals.

In his research, Professor Canale concentrated on limnology and mathematical modeling. He contributed over 100 technical papers, reports, and lectures and authored or co-authored 8 books in these fields. He also serves internationally as a consultant and expert witness in cases involving all aspects of water quality. In 1987 the American Society named Professor Canale for Engineering Education as co-recipient of the Meriam/Wiley Distinguished Author Award for contributing two outstanding texts on computing and numerical methods for engineering students. These texts, with the accompanying software packages, were adopted by over 100 engineering programs in the United States and reached an international market.

The Regents now salute this distinguished engineer, researcher, and practitioner for his contributions by naming Raymond P. Canale professor emeritus of civil and environmental engineering.

Regents’ Proceedings, May 1995, Page 321