We are sad to learn that Frank Meyer, a longtime supporter and collaborator with the Schulich School of Engineering, has passed away. Before his retirement, Meyer was the first president and CEO of Foundation CMG, which has since become Energi Simulation.
Under Meyer’s leadership, his company created two research chairs at the University of Calgary in collaboration with Alberta Innovates and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, including the Industrial Research Chair in Reservoir Simulation held by Dr. John Chen.
“Our goal is to promote scientific research and support students who are working to support the economical and environmental recovery of our vast energy resources,” Meyer said, when the research chair was first announced in 2008.
His commitment to world-class research paved the way for the creation of new laboratories and facilities upgrades at Schulich, most notably the Energi Simulation/Frank and Sarah Meyer Collaboration Centre. The centre is a hub for advanced visualization and analysis, and provides vital space, expertise and leading-edge technologies for engineering faculty, researchers and students of the university, as well as the broader community seeking to test their theories through advanced visualization techniques.
“I feel extremely sad that Frank Meyer passed away,” said Dr. John Chen. “Frank was inspirational to me and my research team in the past ten years, and under his leadership, Foundation CMG (now, Energi Simulation) has strongly supported my team and made my team one of the most successful teams in reservoir simulation in the world. My team and I will miss him forever.”
In 2011, Meyer was recognized with the Canadian Engineering Leader Award by the Schulich School of Engineering for his ongoing contribution to our school and to the future of engineering. Meyer and his wife, Sarah, were always a welcome and kind presence at Schulich events. We will miss his positivity, input and involvement in our campus community and beyond.
“Frank Meyer was a visionary who understood the value of fundamental research in transforming the energy sector. His passion and dedication will be greatly missed,” said Bill Rosehart, dean of the Schulich School of Engineering.