Who’s Who of Humanitarians and Philanthropists

George H. Megrue, PhD

Title:  Founder, President, Artist

Company: Megrue Microanalytical Systems Co.

Location: New Canaan, Connecticut
United States


  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (fellow)
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Geophysical Union
  • Austrian Summer Exchange (1983)
  • Explorers
  • New Canaan High School PTA (co-president, 1984-1985)
  • New Canaan Historical Society (trustee, 1985)
  • New Canaan Teen Center Inc. (co-founder, 1985)
  • New York Academy of Sciences
  • Rotary International (local president, 1985-1986)
  • Lukes School, New Canaan, CT (1979-1985)


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2020, 2018, 2017)
  • Inductee, Top Professionals of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2020, 2017)
  • Featured Member, Marquis Millennium Magazine, Marquis Who’s Who (2019)
  • Featured, Calendar Series, Marquis Who’s Who (2019)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2018, 2017)
  • Recipient, Carole Eisner Award, Sculpture, “Sunrise,” Art of the Northeast (2004)
  • Principal Investigator, Apollo Lunar Analyses, NASA (1969-1973)
  • Leader, 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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