Equipped with a love of nature and a sense of curiosity, Dr. George Henry Megrue always wanted to venture into the field of geochemistry. In 1957, he received a Bachelor of Arts from Amherst College. He then received a Master of Arts and a Doctor of Philosophy from Columbia University in 1960 and 1962, respectively. After receiving his final degree, Dr. Megrue served as a research associate at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, NY, where he was later promoted to research chemist. From 1966 to 1973, he served as a research scientist at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and as a research fellow of the Harvard College Observatory. In 1974, he founded Megrue Microanalytical Systems Co. in New Canaan, CT, where he currently serves as chief executive officer. He also co-founded the Foxglove School Inc., where he serves as secretary.
As a dedicated professional in chemistry, Dr. Megrue holds a patent for a system and technique for gas analysis. In addition, in 1969, his skills as a chemist earned him the role of principal investigator for the Apollo lunar analysis with NASA. He also served as the leader of the Ethiopian Rift Valley expedition with the National Geographic Society. In his spare time outside of work, Dr. Megrue enjoys sculpture, photography, travel, and sports.
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