Title: Retired Instrumentation Engineer
Company: Perkin-Elmer Corporation
Location: Shoreham, Vermont, United States
Michael O’Neill, Retired Instrumentation Engineer at Perkin-Elmer Corporation, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in electrical engineering.
Throughout his time in preparatory school, Mr. O’Neill became fascinated with electricity. This led him to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering and a subsequent Master of Science in electrical engineering. After serving as a teaching assistant at his alma mater, Mr. O’Neill was hired as an engineer with the Perkin-Elmer Corporation in Norwalk, Connecticut in 1956. He remained there until his retirement in 1992, though his title changed to principal engineer in 1982.
In the years after his retirement, Mr. O’Neill continued to stay active by working as a thermal analysis consultant when he could. He additionally volunteered at Shoreham Elementary School until 2015. Throughout his remarkable career, he contributed to articles on calorimetry to professional journals, most prominently to the Reinhold Encyclopedia of Chemistry. Further, he considers one of his greatest accomplishments to be his patent for the first scanning calorimeter, introduced to the world in 1956. With Mr. O’Neill’s research, the invention became much faster with greater accuracy. As a testament to his success, Mr. O’Neill is also featured in the 23rd edition of Who’s Who in the East.
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