Simon Cherry Elected to National Academy of Inventors

Simon Cherry | Via UC Davis | January 4, 2017

DAVIS, Calif.; January 4, 2017–The National Academy of Inventors has elected Simon Cherry, distinguished professor in the UC Davis Department of Biomedical Engineering, to its 2016 class of fellows.

Simon Cherry, UC Davis distinguished professor of biomedical engineering
The academy accords fellowship status to “academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society.”

The academy recognized Cherry for his work on medical imaging technology, especially positron emission tomography (PET) scanning and computed tomography.

This new recognition caps off a banner year for Cherry – he was elected a fellow to three prestigious academies in 2016. In November, he was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and in February he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

Cherry received his Ph.D. in medical physics in 1989 from the University of London. He was a faculty member at UCLA for eight years before joining UC Davis in 2001.