Engineering honour for O'Connor

24 February 2017

Emeritus Professor Cyril O’Connor of the Centre for Minerals Research, Department of Chemical Engineering, has been elected a Foreign Member of the US National Academy of Engineering (NAE).

The election recognises O’Connor’s “distinguished contributions” to engineering, particularly to the sustainable recovery of minerals from complex ores and for the global advancement of mineral processing technology. The NAE Class of 2017 will be inducted at the academy’s annual meeting in Washington in October.

O’Connor said that he was both honoured and humbled by the election.

“I am also greatly indebted to many colleagues at UCT who have contributed in many different ways to this recognition. I wish to share this honour with them since this election also recognises the outstanding research carried out over many years in the Centre for Minerals Research.”

Story Helen Swingler. Photo Michael Hammond.

Caption: Emer Prof Cyril O’Connor has been elected a Foreign Member of the US National Academy of Engineering.

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