Awards & Scholarships

Charles E. O'Neill

AIME Robert Earll McConnell Award* in

"For his outstanding leadership in improving the recovery of metals, in developing new processes and in nurturing new generations of practical scientists and engineers."

Charles E. O'Neill retired in 1986 as Senior Vice President of Inco Limited, responsible for primary metals technology. A graduate of Queens College, he received an M.S. from St. John's University and a Ph.D. from Columbia University. Dr. O'Neill joined Inco in 1958 and was named a Vice-President in 1972. Prior to his association with Inco, he was with Nickel Processing Corporation and Phelps Dodge Corporation.

Dr. O'Neill has also served in various capacities with the School of Mines of Columbia University, advancing from research assistant to a member of the faculty. He is the author of a number of technical papers, and holds many patents on the recovery of copper, nickel, cobalt and precious metals.

Dr. O'Neill is a member of a number of technical organizations in the United States and Canada He has served on many AIME committees and is a recent past Chairman of the Advisory Council on Chemical Engineering at Queens University (Kingston).