Co-founder & CEO
Megan O’Connor is co-founder and CEO of Nth Cycle, a metal processing company that has developed technology to enable a clean, domestic, and streamlined supply of critical minerals for the clean energy transition. Dr. O’Connor leverages years of experience working on sustainable technology in many of America’s top research labs, where she helped develop the electro-extraction processes she and her team are commercializing at Nth Cycle.
Prior to founding Nth Cycle, Dr. O’Connor was an Entrepreneurial Fellow in the Innovation Crossroads program at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and was a visiting researcher at Yale University’s Center for Green Chemistry & Green Engineering. Dr. O’Connor received her PhD in environmental engineering from Duke University and was recognized by Forbes on its “30 under 30” energy list in 2019.
Megan in the Media
Dr. O’Connor is a regular commentator and thought leader in issues of critical mineral supply chains, domestic battery manufacturing, entrepreneurship, and women in tech.
How one founder aims to help ensure you can keep upgrading your smartphone regularly, Darrell Etherington
Megan O’Connor Of Nth Cycle – a big leap forward for metal & mineral recovery
Circular Economy Podcast
Megan O’Connor named to Grist50
Megan O’Connor named to Forbes 30 Under 30
#205 Dr. Megan O’Connor, Founder and CEO of Nth Cycle, Nexus PMG
Bigger Than Us Podcast
Bold Ideas Briefly: Megan O’Connor at VERGE
Interview with Dr. Megan O’Connor
Energy Capital Media
Electro-Extraction and the Future of E-Waste with Megan O’Connor, CEO and Co-founder of Nth Cycle, William R. Derasmo