Professor Jiri (George) Tlusty

1921–2002

Professor George Tlusty had a long and distinguished career dedicated to advancing the science of machine tools and manufacturing. He was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia on January 5, 1921. He received a Dipl. Ing. degree from the University of Prague in 1947, where he also received a Doctor of Engineering degree in 1958 and a Doctor of Science degree in 1969. In 1947, he began his career as a machine tool designer at VUOSO, the Research Institute for Machine Tools and Metal Cutting Technology. He served as the director of VUOSO until 1968, transforming it into a world-respected machine tool research center. At VUOSO, he performed early research on machine tool metrology that has served as the basis for worldwide standards today. He also is credited with much of the fundamental research leading to the understanding of the dynamics of...

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