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George Lebo

George Lebo

Associate Professor Emeritus

Office: 11A Bryant Space Science Center
Phone: (352) 294–1887
Fax: (352) 392–5089

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Physics, University of Florida, 1964
  • M.Sc., Physics, University of Illinois, 1960
  • B.Sc., Physics, Wheaton College, 1959


George Lebo came to UF department of Physics and Astronomy in 1960 with a BS from Wheaton College and an MS from U. Illinois. He initially started research on electron microscopy optics but soon switched to working with AG Smith and Tom Carr on Jupiter radio emissions. He got his PhD in 1964 and stayed with the department and AG, first as a postdoc and then becoming an assistant professor in 1965. He is coauthor of a series of papers on planetary radio emissions, most recently the 1997 paper by Higgins, Carr, Reyes, Greenman, and Lebo “A Redefinition of Jupiter’s Rotation Period”.

Dr. Lebo has been involved in a number of service and entrepreneurial activities over the years. He has been a NASA Faculty Research Fellow or Space Grant Fellow every year since 1991. He has served as Vice-President and Treasurer, President, and Chairman of the Board of the Pacemaker Diagnostic Clinic, Vice-President of Biomega Inc., President of Nutri-Products Inc. (who can forget the stocks of Gator Go he provided us), and Director of Phoenix Advanced Technology.

Along the way Dr. Lebo has been willing to roll up his sleeves and pitch in to help with various departmental projects so we thought a suitable momento of 40 years of service would be this photograph of him helping unload the segments of the 30 inch dome at Rosemary Hill Observatory (RHO).