Paul E. Queneau

Paul E. Queneau

Professor of Engineering, Emeritus, Paul Queneau died in 2012 at the age of 101. Memorial donations may be made to the Queneau Scholarship Fund, Town of Cornish, 488 Town House Road, Cornish, NH 03745; or the Fry Fund, Kendal at Hanover, 80 Lyme Road, Hanover, NH 03755 or to a charity of one’s choice. To view an online memorial and/or send a message of condolence to the family, please visit


Paul Queneau's tenure on the regular faculty at Thayer School spanned from 1971 to 1987. Prior to that, Professor Queneau served as vice president and chief technical officer of INCO. Queneau's field of research is chemical metallurgy—particularly pyrometallurgy: the processing of metal ores at elevated temperatures.

After his decorated service overseas as a U.S. Army Engineer Officer witnessing the mass destruction of World War II, Queneau returned home dedicated to environmental conservation. He has been awarded 36 U.S. patents mainly devoted to continuous converters and processes employing oxygen technology to achieve environmentally-clean, energy- and cost-saving metal production.


Mineral engineering; extractive metallurgy; plant design; utilization of mineral resources.



Member, National Academy of Engineering


In Dartmouth Engineer Magazine