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Sunday, 10 May 2015 06:04

Dr.T.V George called back to the heavenly abode on May 10, 2015


Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
This is to inform you all that one of the founding members of our Parish, Dr.T.V George passed away this morning at 4.00 am at Sibley Memorial Hospital.
I request everyone to pray for the departed soul and the bereaving family members.
The timings for Wake and Funeral will be posted later as it is decided.
In Christ,

The Viewing and Funeral Service of our member Dr. T. V George will be held at St.Peter's & Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church, 10620 River Rd, Potomac, MD 20854 as follows.

05/15/15 Friday -     5.00 pm - 8.30 pm Viewing and 2nd & 3rd part of Funeral Service.

05/16/15 Saturday   10.00 am to 11.30 am Final part of the Funeral Service.
A Short Biography
Dr. George was born in Puthuppally, Kottayan, Kerala, India. He graduated from St. George English High School, Puthuppally in 1952. He attended Madras Christian College, Madras, with Physics as his major and Mathematics and Chemistry as the minors in First Class.

He came to the United States with a tuition-free scholarship to obtain his MS and PhD in Electrical Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He was an Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering there as well. His PhD thesis gave the first complete experimental proof of the Rayleigh Scattering Theory, propounded nearly a century before Dr. George's work. He moved to Pittsburgh, PA for a position as a Senior Engineer at Westinghouse Research Laboratory. He was the first to measure the temperature of laser-produced plasma by Thompson Scattering, which is now a standard technique used in inertial fusion research.

Ultimately, he achieved his goal of working for the Federal government in the Washington DC area, as a nuclear physicist in the Office of Fusion Energy Sciences at the Department of Energy. For 30 years until his retirement, as a DOE Program Manager, he conducted oversight of research to achieve controlled thermonuclear reactions and technology of heating fusion plasmas, especially the development of Megawatt Gyrotrons in the submillimeter frequency range and transmission/launching systems for Electron Cyclotron Heating.

While he had an intellectual interest in all things to do with physics and engineering, his expertise in plasma physics and nuclear fusion were special loves. His work in these areas was recognized with many national and international honors and up to the day of his death he continued to contribute to these bodies of knowledge. Dr. George believed in the value of multilateral exchanges of scientific information and dedicated much of his life to fostering such exchanges with many countries, including China, Japan, and Russia.

Dr. George also the founding member of St. Gregorios Orthodox Church, DC. He is the beloved husband of Achamma Mathew George; cherished father of Dr. Asha M. George, Shobha S. George and Dr. Sageev T. George. He is also survived by a large extended family in India and throughout the world.

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