George H. Megrue, Ph.D.

Title: Scientific Instrument Executive (Retired)
Location: New Canaan, CT United States


  • American Association for the Advancement of Science, Fellow
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Geophysical Union, Member
  • Rotary International (local president, 1985-1986) (founder Austrian summer exchange, 1983)
  • New Canaan Rotary Lobsterfest (1985)


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2017)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2017)
  • Recipient, Carole Eisner Award for Sculpture, “Sunrise” 55th Annual Art of the Northeast juried exhibition (2004)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, Marquis Who’s Who (1987-1988)
  • Principle Investigator, NASA Apollo 12, 14, 15 returned lunar samples (1969-1973)
  • Patentee, System and Technique for Gas Analysis (1971)
  • Principle Investigator, Ethiopian Rift Valley Expedition, National Geographic Society (1969)

Creative Works:

  • Laser Microprobe Analyses of Apollo 12, 14, and 15 lunar rock and soil samples to determine the distribution, origin, and mechanism of implantation of the helium, neon and argon isotopes. Scientific results published in Journal of Geophysical Research (1969-1974)
  • Tectonic History of the Ethiopian Rift as deduced from Potassium – Argon Ages and Paleomagnetic Measurements (with E. Norton and D.W. Strangway) published in Journal of Geophysical Research (1972)
  • Age determination of the formation and thermal history of Achondrites and Palasite Meteorites published in Journal of Geophysical Research (1965-1969)
  • Alteration of Sandstone Pipes, Laguna, New Mexico (with P.F. Kerr), published in Geophysical Society of America (1968, 1965)
  • Distribution and Origin of Primordial Helium and Neon from the Fayetteville and Kapoeta Meteorites. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Meteoritic Research, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (1968)

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