March 7, 2011

Memorial to celebrate life of DoGEE’s Charles O’Melia

A celebration of the life of Charles R. “Charlie” O’Melia will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 12, in 110 Hodson on the Homewood campus.

O’Melia, who died on Dec. 16, 2010, at the age of 76, joined the DoGEE faculty in 1980 and spent 27 years with the department, including two terms as chair.

“Charlie’s groundbreaking research on filtration, coagulation and the behavior of colloidal particles in aquatic systems is the cornerstone of our current knowledge in these areas,” said Whiting School Dean Nick Jones. “His work has inspired scientists and engineers worldwide and has made a profound impact on the design and operation of water treatment plants.”

A luncheon in the Glass Pavilion will follow the service. Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP to or 410-516-7092.