Prof. George was elected to the AIT Board of Trustees in 1978, and
became the Vice Chairman in July 1982. As a member of the Board, Prof.
George chaired the Policy and Planning Committee, acted for the Chair
on the Executive Committee and the full Board, and participated in the
deliberations of the Faculty, and the Student Relations Committee.
Professor George also served as a member of three Presidential Search
Following his retirement from the Board in 1998, the Board of Trustees
presented him with a citation. The citation can be read at this link.
Prof. George was awarded the honor of “Officer of the Order of
Australia” in 1979, and a Centenary Medal for services to Australian
society in atomic energy in 2001. He served as the second
Vice-Chancellor of University of Newcastle from 1975-1986. Details
about Prof. George can also be read at their website
An obituary in the Sydney Morning Herald called him a “nuclear
visionary who worked for peace.’ The obituary can be read at this link: